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Old 04-06-2006, 10:36 PM   #1
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mplayer works but gmplayer doesn't


There have been a couple threads with this problem, but I have yet to find the solution. So as the topic states mplayer works great. Files play fine and all that, but I can't get gmplayer to launch. When I type the command I get

MPlayer 1.0pre7try2-3.3.6 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon 4 /Athlon MP/XP Palomino (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


vo: X11 running at 1600x1200 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)

Then thats where it stops. It just hangs there. Any suggestions?
 
Old 04-06-2006, 10:41 PM   #2
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Try 'gmplayer -vo xv'

You should be using mplayer instead of running its GUI. The GUI has not been fixed in a long, long, long time. Running mplayer from the command line is preferred.
 
Old 04-06-2006, 10:57 PM   #3
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no that didn't change anything, but if the command line is preferred than I might as well just stick with what works
 
Old 04-07-2006, 12:34 AM   #4
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I have no problems with the gui. I built it from source and followed the instructions. Everything works fine. What distro are you using? What window manager? How are you invoking mplayer?

How about changing your screen resolution to 1024x768 or 800x640 and seeing if you still have that problem?
 
Old 04-07-2006, 04:06 AM   #5
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I agree with Randux, I have never had any luck with pre-built binaries. Mplayer just seems to work better if you build your own from source.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 08:56 AM   #6
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I agree with /bin/bash. Sources are the way to go with MPlayer. I really have no problem with the gui, but I install the hard way. It makes everything easier in the end.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 02:59 PM   #7
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Actually sources are the way to go for any application when using Linux. People insist using distributions based on binary or pre-compiled packages.

In order for the GUI of mplayer to work, you do need to download at least one of the GUI skins.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 03:16 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Electro
In order for the GUI of mplayer to work, you do need to download at least one of the GUI skins.
And configure one of the fonts as well.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 12:27 PM   #9
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Although if you try to start the gui without font or skin you'll get a reasonable error message. And if you are running the gui, it means you have X, so you can point it to the font library in your X path......
 
  


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