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bamsesbilledbog 03-07-2006 11:35 AM

mplayer: picture does not scale
I have installed mplayer. A prebuilt package to ubuntu. I then installed the codecs manually. But when playing a video, the picture does not scale. It is in a little box (most likely the video resolution). If I play with fullscreen-option it is the same. Anyone know what this is about?

acid_kewpie 03-07-2006 02:44 PM

i assume you are using a less than ideal video output, i.e. x11. use xv instead if you can and you'll get scaling video and over 50% less cpu usage. you can add the -zoom option if you can only use x11, but it's a sucky video output, so use xv if you can.

bamsesbilledbog 03-07-2006 05:36 PM

thanks. it works perfect with xv.

davetesc 11-15-2012 02:36 PM

mplayer not working in full screen
this sounds like it can fix my problem with debian but how do I switch to xv ????

acid_kewpie 11-15-2012 02:41 PM

Ahh c'mon this is 6 years old! I think that's a record for a reply of mine.

-vo xv

but mplayer has changed a LOT in this time... it quite possibly isn't your solution anymore.

davetesc 11-19-2012 01:38 PM

Thank you for your post, have found fix on debian forum,



gave no adaptors present on screen #0

sudo apt-get install firmware-linux*

and a reboot cured problem.

Hope this helps anybody else having this problem.

Using debian tesing xfce.

Thanks Davetesc

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