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Old 11-01-2004, 11:56 PM   #1
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Mplayer Looking Blue


Hello all, I have just installed Mplayer. This is not a concern whatsoever. Everything goes well. I have my codecs already installed before configuration and my fonts as well. mplayer runs great from command line, but when I run "gmplayer" I get my default skin but it has a dark blue tint all over it with the command that "New_Face failed maybe to fault is wrong". I have installed this prgram twice before never with such concern. Can somebody lead me in the right direction. thanks again.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 05:49 AM   #2
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Shot in the dark...

I'm nowhere near an expert on Mplayer, but I would reccommend trying to run it as a different user. That way you could determine whether the problem is global or just in your home directory/user config files.

Good luck!

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Old 11-03-2004, 11:53 AM   #3
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Yesterday I installed Mplayer and it appears in blue too, mhhh, it seems to be that it comes in blue by default. Have you tryed to add more skins? http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/dload.html
 
Old 11-05-2004, 03:34 AM   #4
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yes it is blue for all themes
 
Old 11-05-2004, 04:40 AM   #5
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Perhaps you're using the wrong video settings. I'm on my Windoze partition at the moment (owing to some connection problems under Linux), so I could be wrong, but I think if you type "mplayer -vi ?" it'll vive you a list of possible video modes. (Does it work with gmplayer too?) If you've got 3D acceleration working, try using one of the openGL modes; otherwise play around with them and see what works best.

Good luck!

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Old 11-05-2004, 01:12 PM   #6
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Alright I am at work right now but i will have to give that try, where would I change the vido modes concerning MPlayer?
 
Old 11-06-2004, 02:52 AM   #7
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On the command line when you start mplayer, do something like "mplayer -vi <video mode> <file to play>". Look in the man pages for the details. (I'd post the relevant parts but my internet connection is being fickle under Linux so I'm booted into Windoze.)

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Old 11-24-2004, 11:16 AM   #8
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I have this same problem.. here is what I learned from the people at Gentoo (my distrib)

1. I have an AMD64 system (strike 1)
2. I have xorg-x11 version 6.8.0 (strike 2)
3. I installed MPlayer (strike 3)

3 strikes! = blue everything! .. the answer is to downgrade to xorg-x11 6.7.0.. they say that this will solve the problem, but I have a lot of crashes on that version, so blue skins it is for me

Hope this helps
 
  


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