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Old 05-13-2006, 05:11 AM   #1
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MPlayer issue

Hi, I have a slackware computer plugged into my TV so I can use it as a DVD player. Right now I run Gnome and just use Totem or xine to play the movies, but I will be reinstalling and wanted to not include any X server to save on space, so I wanted to run MPlayer from the command line.

I downloaded the source from the Mplayer website and ran:
make install

all as root. The thing installed with a few warnings as it scrolled past. A few things I am having trouble with:
-I cannot run it as a user, only as root.
-I only played one file, an episode of House in avi format, and every so often the bottom half would flicker a bit.

The computer is a P4 1.6 and have a GeForce FX5500 in it, with the nVidia drivers installed.

Any help with getting this resolved would be much appriciated.
Old 05-13-2006, 05:29 AM   #2
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The nvidia drivers won't be too much help as they're for X11, try 'mplayer -vo help' and play with the different available outputs and see which gives the best results. I've found the SDL output works well from outside X.
Old 05-13-2006, 05:58 AM   #3
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OK, I will try that now, any idea about letting users run mplayer, not just root?


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