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Old 02-03-2005, 08:09 PM   #1
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Xine Difficulty - No Video (Debian)

So I'm trying to play an AVI file in my freshly installed Xine under Debian Sarge. When I run it, I have the audio, but no picture. My first inclination was that it was a codec issue, but after R-ing the FM, it was diagnosed as either an Xv driver bug (checked it out, didn't seem to change anything) or slow hardware. I'm on a coupla' year old Dell notebook, so I guess that's feasible.

On that note, I ran xine-check, which gave me flack for A.) no MTRR support in kernel, and B.) No skin directory. For B, I reinstalled the xine-ui like it told me, but the problem was still there when I ran the check again. Would the lack of a skin directory really cause my problem, though?

I'm unfamiliar with MTRR, but it sounds pretty significant. Can anyone tell me if that seems consistent with this problem? If so, it says to recompile the kernel with MTRR support, which I find... daunting. Is that in fact what I should try next, or are there any insights?
Old 02-04-2005, 09:45 PM   #2
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save yourself the trouble and use mplayer,

mayb try an apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

seems like a strange and big problem for simply playing an avi file


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