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Old 10-27-2003, 02:20 AM   #1
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Thumbs down mplayer works, gui problematic

I have installed mplayer for linux, with the gui. When I run the player with the command

mplayer "filename" it plays, all options work
but with gui calling mplayer also works, i.e


gives me the mplayer with the gui and changeable skins, but when i try to load a video ,(using command line and gui) it gives an error message "error loading video out device (-vo)"
so i tried the
-vo <driver[:dev]> command with all drivers, available, still it doesnt show up, please help.

i am quite a newbie to using linux, but can get my way around things. And yes thanks to this site I got my PCtel modem recognised in RH9..
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Old 10-27-2003, 07:06 AM   #2
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Use the mouse to get the menu (cursor in the movie window, right mouse button). There should be a preferences option.

Or edit your ~/.mplayer/gui.conf

There should be a line like:

vo_driver = "xv"

Change the xv to the driver you want (and is present).
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i've had that error when i try to open more than one mplayer clip at once.
Old 10-28-2003, 05:59 PM   #4
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Which window manager are you using? If you are using KDE, load KMplayer, basically it puts MPlayer in a KDE wrapper, and as a result it is better integrated.



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