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Old 11-10-2003, 12:56 PM   #1
chinmay nautiya
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XINE & Mplayer are not playing DAT files

I've RedHat 9. Mplayer and Xine are installed.
whenever i play a DAT file saved on my hard disk the following errors are coming -

1) with XINE.
There is no demuxer plugin available to handle 'avseq01.dat'.
Usually this means that the file format was not recognized.
2) with Mplayer.
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out(-vo) device.

these DAT files are palying fine by Windows Media Player in XP.
when i insert a VCD the XINE plays it. but still Mplayer is not playing any VCD. it is giving the same problem written above.

help me. thanks.
Old 11-10-2003, 01:54 PM   #2
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I suggest reading MPlayers man-page and
trying to figure out which -vo would be
suitable on your machine...

As for the DAT, sorry, I've never come
across one of those.

Old 11-13-2003, 11:56 AM   #3
chinmay nautiya
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ok now its is playing bye
$mplayer -vo sdl <filename>
this uses X11 signal.


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