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Old 01-03-2006, 11:30 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Mexico
Distribution: Gentoo - kernel 4.1.5
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Unhappy mplayer looks awful on my 1200x800 widescreen resolution on slackware 10.2

It looks awful maaaaaan.

My graphics are working fine just fine.

I own a dell Inspiron 710m. I had to download the 855 patch resolution thingy to make it work. and well, no problem there, it does work.

i did ./configure -help on mplayer and well, if it isn't there... does it require a clever hack?

please help guys, if we can find an answer to this... we could save a linux user from using windows to watch pr0n.
Old 01-04-2006, 09:47 PM   #2
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To me it seems like MPlayer might be using the wrong video device when it runs. First I want to apologize, I'm not on a linux machine right now so I can't check the commands I'm going to suggest, so I'm going to go from memory. I would first recommend starting MPlayer in a terminal window to see if it outputs any errors. Second try running the command:

mplayer -vo help
This should yield a list of possible output drivers. Try a few of those. If you find something that works well for you, it can be stored in the configuration file located in: ~/.mplayer

If this doesn't work try checking the documentation: MPlayer Manual
Old 01-11-2006, 01:06 AM   #3
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thanx a lot man!

you rock, i fixed it. just had to write down a little config file so i could make it work... thanx lots!


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