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Old 09-22-2004, 03:03 PM   #1
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problems playing video files with mplayer


after reading many posts about playing different video and audio file types under linux i have installed mplayer since it is said to play almost anything. Unfortunately in my case this is only true for audio files. Everytime i try to play a video file the program crashes with the following error message:

Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.

here's the full output after starting mplayer :

marc@linux:~> gmplayer
MPlayer 1.0pre4-3.3.3 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team

CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon MP/XP Thoroughbred 1795 MHz (Family: 6, Stepping: 0)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled with runtime CPU detection - WARNING - this is not optimal!
To get best performance, recompile MPlayer with --disable-runtime-cpudetection.
Reading config file /etc/MPlayer/mplayer.conf
Reading config file /home/marc/.mplayer/config
[cfg] read config file: /home/marc/.mplayer/gui.conf
Reading config file /home/marc/.mplayer/gui.conf
vo: X11 running at 1280x1024 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
Reading /home/marc/.mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/home/marc/.mplayer/codecs.conf': Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
Reading /etc/MPlayer/codecs.conf: 66 audio & 176 video codecs
font: can't open file: /home/marc/.mplayer/font/font.desc
Font /usr/share/MPlayer/font/font.desc loaded successfully! (206 chars)
Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Keine Berechtigung
Try adding "echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your system startup scripts.
Using usleep() timing
Can't open input config file /home/marc/.mplayer/input.conf: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
Input config file /etc/MPlayer/input.conf parsed: 53 binds
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0 : Kein passendes Gerät gefunden
Can't init input joystick
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: Keine Berechtigung
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
SKIN dir 1: '/home/marc/.mplayer/Skin'
SKIN dir 2: '/usr/share/MPlayer/Skin'

Playing /windows/Daten/Eigene Videos/Windows Movie Maker-Beispieldatei.wmv.
ASF file format detected.
VIDEO: [WMV1] 320x240 24bpp
Clip info:
author: Microsoft
copyright: 1/1/2001
Opening audio decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg/libavcodec audio decoders
AUDIO: 32000 Hz, 2 ch, 16 bit (0x10), ratio: 4000->128000 (32,0 kbit)
Selected audio codec: [ffwmav2] afm:ffmpeg (DivX audio v2 (ffmpeg))
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.

Exiting... (Exit)

I am using SuSE9.1 and i am a newbie to linux so i would really be very grateful for any help
with this because it is really getting on my nerves that i still have to use windows to view video
- i installed the win32 codec pack to try to make kaffeine play the files but this was also negative....... argh.

Old 09-23-2004, 12:45 AM   #2
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You're having a problem with the -vo setting.Try changing it to another setting,mplayer -vo help.
Old 09-23-2004, 06:43 AM   #3
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I would also try to play an mpeg, as opposed to a .wmv......


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