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Old 12-02-2002, 06:19 AM   #1
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video playback

yo, i'm trying to play vcd/mpeg video via MPlayer-0.90pre6 and Xine-0.60 (using xine-lib-0.9.13).

i have MPlayer working but have to use -vo x11 instead of xv (which i'm told is better).
i did an xvinfo and got the result:

X-Video Extension version 2.2
screen #0
no adaptors present

also doing a xine-check i was told my server does'nt support xvideo, YUV overlays, packed YUV overlays.

i'm running slackware 8.1 on a Gateway 5300 laptop. my video adapter is S3 savage/IX w/Mv. configuring xfree86 has been pain cause:

during installation i wasn't asked what servers to install. slackware 8.1 doesn't have SuperProbe so i've been using the default framebuffer server.

also mplayer can't open /dev/dsp unless i disable audio (i use enlightenment)

Now, when i'm running xine, the audio is ok (works with enabled audio) but there are no colours (grayscale) on the video output and even the splashscreen but strangely on my desktop pager i can see the colours.

whats going on?
Old 12-02-2002, 06:34 AM   #2
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well as far as the video goes, you seriously have to stop using framebuffer, no wonder you can't even use xv

i woudl guess from here that you want the "savage" driver. go install.

and the sound in mplayer, try using the SDL output, (-ao sdl) should have a much better chance of working. i know "-ao sdl:esd" works great.

xine... wouldn't know.. i only use decent software!
Old 12-02-2002, 06:40 AM   #3
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Also try running mplayer -vo help to see a list of supported output formats.
You probaly run the esound (esd) which does access the /dev/dsp thus mplayer cannot open it, when you shutdown the esd it should work.
But -ao sdl:esd as pointed out by acid is probably the better option.


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