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Old 12-07-2004, 09:33 AM   #1
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gmplayer Error opening/initializing device

Hi, I got the latest package for mplayer on linux packages. mplayer works fine from the command line, but i try to get gmplayer to work and it spits out this error:

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

I tried to run: gmplayer -vo x11

doesn't work

tried to run with my ati driver (fglrx)

gmplayer -vo fglrx

doesn't work...

what do i need to do to get it working?
Old 12-07-2004, 02:51 PM   #2
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yea ive been having the same problems. i tried going into settings, but couldnt find anything there that might help. try the settings and under video see if you can change anything. wish i could help, but i have the same problem.

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Old 12-08-2004, 03:26 AM   #3
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I had the same problem when I messed with video driver settings on Video tab in preferences. Changing it back to 'xv' helped when I have tried now - But I m almost sure that it didnt help when I was using older version of Mplayer.

Old 12-08-2004, 07:25 AM   #4
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I finally got it to work, I found a list of available drivers by:

mplayer -vo help

then experimented (after hard locking my system once) until one worked.


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