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Old 07-07-2003, 05:10 PM   #1
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MPlayer Problem

Well, today I thought it was time for me to watch a DivX in Linux for the first time, so i downloaded the newest mplayer tar.gz archive.
ran ./configure, make and make install.
But when I tried to open a movie, any movie, the output was all .png files in my home directory. Took some time for me to find out why I could only hear the sound and no picture came up. But when i saw my home dir fillig itself up by screendumps from the movie I was going to watch I got the picture. The output was obviously set to png.

Ok I ran
haakon@deb2k:~$ mplayer -vo help
Using GNU internationalization
Original domain: messages
Original dirname: /usr/share/locale
Current domain: mplayer
Current dirname: /usr/local/share/locale

MPlayer 0.90rc5-3.3 (C) 2000-2003 Arpad Gereoffy (see DOCS)

CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon 4 PM Palomino/Athlon MP Multiprocessor/Athlon XP eXtreme Performance (Family: 6, Stepping: 2)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 3DNow 3DNowEx SSE

Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: No such file or directory
Reading config file /home/haakon/.mplayer/config
Available video output drivers:
fbdev Framebuffer Device
png PNG file
null Null video output
pgm PGM file
md5 MD5 sum
mpegpes Mpeg-PES file
yuv4mpeg yuv4mpeg output for mjpegtools (to "stream.yuv")
vesa VESA VBE 2.0 video output
So i tried to open the movie with mplayer -vo fbdev <movie> but then my monitor went all crazy because of some frequency issues and i had to restart X. (while I could not see a thing, wow )

I have the latest drivers from Nvidia installed.
I am running Debian Sarge with the kernel 2.4.18-bf2.4
Old 07-07-2003, 05:44 PM   #2
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you compiled it without X support. install XFree86-dev (or whatever debian calls it) and recompile it, Xv and X11 outputs will then be available.


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