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Old 08-17-2005, 01:16 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2005
Distribution: Slackware 10.1
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Let's try Output Device Problem in 10.1

Ok.....what I meant was that I can't get the mplayer to use any other <b>Output Devices</b> besides the X (XImage/shm) output device. Because of this, mplayer plays all of my movies in this small screen in the middle of the mplayer screen that I can't resize.

I have all of the codecs for the mplayer installed and properly set up, thats not the problem.

Im beginning to think that the default kernel is not compiled to support the other output devices. Could this be the case?
Old 08-17-2005, 01:39 AM   #2
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Take a look in your home .mplayer/config file and see if "zoom=yes". If you compiled mplayer yourself, you might consider getting a precomplied package for your system. Never used fedora myself.
Old 08-17-2005, 02:17 AM   #3
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Dude! That did it! I actually had to add zoom="yes" to the config file and it took care of the situation. I really appreciate the post and the help.

Actually im using slackware 10.1 now. I got off of Fedora a long time ago. I just havnt had the chance to change my profile.
Old 08-17-2005, 03:37 AM   #4
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Distribution: Desktop: Slackware 13.1 &13.37 | Server: Debian 6.0
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zoom=yes is not the best solution ... that's let's say "forced zoom" ...

try to use:
mplayer -fs -vo your_movie.avi


mplayer -fs -vo your_movie.avi

and of course, test it as root.



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