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Old 10-01-2003, 10:44 AM   #1
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Arrow Playing Divx Files???


I have a PIV and Mandrake 9.1, and I want to see simple divx movies with subtitles in linux, so I installed mplayer, mplayer looks very nice, but from the video drivers listed, wich are:


mplayer only let me choose x11, any other driver of the above, the app gives me "video_out (-vo)" error. So I choose x11, but normally with any movie I want to be able to see it in a fullscreen mode, (like in WindowsMediaPlayer) and mplayer only givesa me a fullscreen all black with the video in it's original size centered in the midle!

Is there anyway of viewing a movie in mplayer in fullscreen mode with the driver x11??

Or is there any other app for linux to see movies, divx, xvid, etc. with subtitles and in fullscreen? (like MicroDVD or BSPlayer)


Old 10-01-2003, 11:39 AM   #2
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on x11 you need to set the -zoom option to scale the image. try using xv output instead though, it's much much faster.
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That's exactly the problem, I can only choose x11, because mplayer gives me an error "video_out (-vo)" in any other video driver that I listed above!

With the -zoom I tried, not only it becames slower, but not all the videos work that way!

Any ideas?


Old 10-01-2003, 04:01 PM   #4
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Your video card have to support xv.

You can type mplayer -vo help. This list what video output your system supports.
Old 10-01-2003, 04:30 PM   #5
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Ok, I already did that in another way I typed xvinfo, and I discover that my video card doesn't support that!

I have a SiS video card with 64M of memory, in windows XP, I can play any movie with no problems in fullscreen with MicroDVD, BSPlayer, WindowsMediaPlayer, etc.

Is there any way I can play a movie the same way in linux that I can in Windows?

It's just because I was trilled about all the things that I could do with linux, but seems that it isn't so perfect as it looks like, I guess some stuff are actually to be done in Windows!

Thanx anyway!

If you have any tip, just reply!

Old 10-01-2003, 05:05 PM   #6
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that's why nvidia video card is recommended in linux. Even a TNT2 work fine in linux.

You can try 1:1 view to reduce CPU workload, it also give cleaner video. For example, if the video is 640x480 then watch it in 640x480 mode.

It's a bit tricky, work for my PC:

method 1: edit mplayer.conf and add "vo=sdl", make sure "fs=yes" is NOT there. When the video is playing, press "f" to full screen mode, it may try to change resolution to the one that fit the video.

method 2: edit mplayer.conf and add "vo=xv" and "fs=yes", before watching the video "ctrl alt +" or "ctrl alt -" to the right resolution launch "mplayer [file]" throw the mouse to the top-left size so all screen would be shown correctly.

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Old 10-01-2003, 07:19 PM   #7
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Thanx codec!



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