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Old 09-17-2004, 08:10 AM   #1
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mplayer -vo x11, how do I specify which display?

Howdy all,
I am able to run mplayer through a terminal in X using the following:

mplayer -vo x11 -ao alsa -dr -fs -zoom -double filename.mpg

...and it works perfectly. But what I need is to be able to specify which display to run the video on through the x11 driver somehow. It just constantly comes back with this:

vo: couldn't open the X11 display ()!
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device. the terminal I am running mplayer from is not within X, but logged in through the network so it won't auto discover the display. Is there a command line thing like -vo x11:display=0.0 or something similar that is undocumented? I'm open to any suggestion! Thanks in advance.
Old 09-17-2004, 08:18 AM   #2
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Can't help you with an undocumented option. Try "man mplayer", search for -display.


Old 09-17-2004, 09:35 AM   #3
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The -display option worked! Thanks for that


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