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Old 09-11-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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MPlayer and Transparency problems in Slack 13


Finally got round to installing Slackware 13 after backing up my files.

Looks good so far. Apart from a couple of reboots which may have been due to KDE 4. Lets not go there as it has been discussed in other threads.

A couple of hitches so far.

MPlayer was my favourite video player and I was glad to see it come as part of the installation this time. Previously I had to thank the guys with their slackbuilds.

Alas their seems to be a problem with playback of video in MPlayer. Xine and the other players play video's no problems without having to install libdvdcss. MPlayer gives me the following error when playing back video.

Quote:
Fatal Error
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device
Any ideas on how to enable MPlayer for playback. Am I missing something.

Also...
Anyone know how to enable transparency on the desktop. A feature I kind of got used to on KDE 3.5 (the taskbar and such were transparent).

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-11-2009, 08:29 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by tamtam View Post
Finally got round to installing Slackware 13 after backing up my files.

Looks good so far. Apart from a couple of reboots which may have been due to KDE 4. Lets not go there as it has been discussed in other threads.

A couple of hitches so far.

MPlayer was my favourite video player and I was glad to see it come as part of the installation this time. Previously I had to thank the guys with their slackbuilds.

Alas their seems to be a problem with playback of video in MPlayer. Xine and the other players play video's no problems without having to install libdvdcss. MPlayer gives me the following error when playing back video.



Any ideas on how to enable MPlayer for playback. Am I missing something.

Also...
Anyone know how to enable transparency on the desktop. A feature I kind of got used to on KDE 3.5 (the taskbar and such were transparent).

Thanks in advance.
mplayer is probably defaulting to the xv output device by default. The fact that this is failing suggests that you are using a video driver that doesn't support xv, which is odd as nearly all cards and drivers support xv (with the exception of the vesa driver).

Transparency of the KDE 4.2 taskbar is enabled if you have a compositing manager running, such as kwin's own desktop effects or compiz. If you are using the vesa driver, you will not be able to enable compositing.

So it really sounds like you may need to install some drivers or make a configuration change or two in order to enable those two features you asked about. What video card do you have? Can you attach your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file to a post here?
 
Old 09-11-2009, 08:34 PM   #3
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try running:
Code:
mplayer -vo help
to see a list of video drivers you can use. You could probably use xv, try:
Code:
mplayer -vo xv <file_to_play>
 
Old 09-11-2009, 08:47 PM   #4
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Here is part of the Xorg log file, it's too big to post on here in it's entirety.
Quote:
(II) RADEON(0): EDID vendor "ACR", prod id 44422
(II) RADEON(0): Using hsync ranges from config file
(II) RADEON(0): Using vrefresh ranges from config file
(II) RADEON(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1440x900"x0.0 106.50 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 903 909 934 -hsync +vsync (55.9 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 40.00 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync (37.9 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 36.00 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync (35.2 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 31.50 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -hsync -vsync (37.5 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 31.50 640 664 704 832 480 489 492 520 -hsync -vsync (37.9 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 30.24 640 704 768 864 480 483 486 525 -hsync -vsync (35.0 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 25.18 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync (31.5 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "720x400"x0.0 28.32 720 738 846 900 400 412 414 449 -hsync +vsync (31.5 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1280x1024"x0.0 135.00 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync (80.0 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 78.75 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync (60.0 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 75.00 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (56.5 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 65.00 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (48.4 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "832x624"x0.0 57.28 832 864 928 1152 624 625 628 667 -hsync -vsync (49.7 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 49.50 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync (46.9 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 50.00 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync (48.1 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1280x1024"x0.0 135.00 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync (80.0 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1280x1024"x0.0 108.00 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync (64.0 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1440x900"x0.0 106.50 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 903 909 934 -hsync +vsync (55.9 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1440x900"x0.0 136.75 1440 1536 1688 1936 900 903 909 942 -hsync +vsync (70.6 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Output: VGA-0, Detected Monitor Type: 1
(II) RADEON(0): EDID data from the display on output: VGA-0 ----------------------
(II) RADEON(0): Manufacturer: ACR Model: ad86 Serial#: 1684024137
(II) RADEON(0): Year: 2006 Week: 46
(II) RADEON(0): EDID Version: 1.3
(II) RADEON(0): Analog Display Input, Input Voltage Level: 0.700/0.700 V
(II) RADEON(0): Sync: Separate
(II) RADEON(0): Max Image Size [cm]: horiz.: 40 vert.: 25
(II) RADEON(0): Gamma: 2.07
(II) RADEON(0): DPMS capabilities: Off; RGB/Color Display
(II) RADEON(0): First detailed timing is preferred mode
(II) RADEON(0): redX: 0.634 redY: 0.354 greenX: 0.286 greenY: 0.620
(II) RADEON(0): blueX: 0.138 blueY: 0.076 whiteX: 0.312 whiteY: 0.328
(II) RADEON(0): Supported established timings:
(II) RADEON(0): 720x400@70Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 640x480@60Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 640x480@67Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 640x480@72Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 640x480@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 800x600@56Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 800x600@60Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 800x600@72Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 800x600@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 832x624@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 1024x768@60Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 1024x768@70Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 1024x768@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 1280x1024@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): Manufacturer's mask: 0
(II) RADEON(0): Supported standard timings:
(II) RADEON(0): #0: hsize: 1280 vsize 1024 refresh: 75 vid: 36737
(II) RADEON(0): #1: hsize: 1280 vsize 1024 refresh: 60 vid: 32897
(II) RADEON(0): #2: hsize: 1440 vsize 900 refresh: 60 vid: 149
(II) RADEON(0): #3: hsize: 1440 vsize 900 refresh: 75 vid: 3989
(II) RADEON(0): Supported detailed timing:
(II) RADEON(0): clock: 106.5 MHz Image Size: 408 x 255 mm
(II) RADEON(0): h_active: 1440 h_sync: 1520 h_sync_end 1672 h_blank_end 1904 h_border: 0
(II) RADEON(0): v_active: 900 v_sync: 903 v_sync_end 909 v_blanking: 934 v_border: 0
(II) RADEON(0): Serial No: ETL8608003
(II) RADEON(0): Ranges: V min: 55 V max: 75 Hz, H min: 30 H max: 83 kHz, PixClock max 140 MHz
(II) RADEON(0): Monitor name: Acer AL1916W
(II) RADEON(0): EDID (in hex):
(II) RADEON(0): 00ffffffffffff00047286ad492b6064
(II) RADEON(0): 2e1001036828196b2a6760a25a499e23
(II) RADEON(0): 135054bfef00818f81809500950f0101
(II) RADEON(0): 0101010101019a29a0d0518422305098
(II) RADEON(0): 360098ff1000001c000000ff0045544c
(II) RADEON(0): 383630383030330a2020000000fd0037
(II) RADEON(0): 4b1e530e000a202020202020000000fc
(II) RADEON(0): 004163657220414c31393136570a0031
(II) RADEON(0): EDID vendor "ACR", prod id 44422
(II) RADEON(0): Output: DVI-0, Detected Monitor Type: 0
Dac detection success
Unhandled monitor type 0
(II) RADEON(0): EDID vendor "ACR", prod id 44422
(II) RADEON(0): Using hsync ranges from config file
(II) RADEON(0): Using vrefresh ranges from config file
(II) RADEON(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1440x900"x0.0 106.50 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 903 909 934 -hsync +vsync (55.9 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 40.00 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync (37.9 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 36.00 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync (35.2 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 31.50 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -hsync -vsync (37.5 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 31.50 640 664 704 832 480 489 492 520 -hsync -vsync (37.9 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 30.24 640 704 768 864 480 483 486 525 -hsync -vsync (35.0 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 25.18 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync (31.5 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "720x400"x0.0 28.32 720 738 846 900 400 412 414 449 -hsync +vsync (31.5 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1280x1024"x0.0 135.00 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync (80.0 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 78.75 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync (60.0 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 75.00 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (56.5 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 65.00 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (48.4 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "832x624"x0.0 57.28 832 864 928 1152 624 625 628 667 -hsync -vsync (49.7 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 49.50 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync (46.9 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 50.00 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync (48.1 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1280x1024"x0.0 135.00 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync (80.0 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1280x1024"x0.0 108.00 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync (64.0 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1440x900"x0.0 106.50 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 903 909 934 -hsync +vsync (55.9 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1440x900"x0.0 136.75 1440 1536 1688 1936 900 903 909 942 -hsync +vsync (70.6 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Output: VGA-0, Detected Monitor Type: 1
(II) RADEON(0): EDID data from the display on output: VGA-0 ----------------------
(II) RADEON(0): Manufacturer: ACR Model: ad86 Serial#: 1684024137
(II) RADEON(0): Year: 2006 Week: 46
(II) RADEON(0): EDID Version: 1.3
(II) RADEON(0): Analog Display Input, Input Voltage Level: 0.700/0.700 V
(II) RADEON(0): Sync: Separate
(II) RADEON(0): Max Image Size [cm]: horiz.: 40 vert.: 25
(II) RADEON(0): Gamma: 2.07
(II) RADEON(0): DPMS capabilities: Off; RGB/Color Display
(II) RADEON(0): First detailed timing is preferred mode
(II) RADEON(0): redX: 0.634 redY: 0.354 greenX: 0.286 greenY: 0.620
(II) RADEON(0): blueX: 0.138 blueY: 0.076 whiteX: 0.312 whiteY: 0.328
(II) RADEON(0): Supported established timings:
(II) RADEON(0): 720x400@70Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 640x480@60Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 640x480@67Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 640x480@72Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 640x480@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 800x600@56Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 800x600@60Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 800x600@72Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 800x600@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 832x624@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 1024x768@60Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 1024x768@70Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 1024x768@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 1280x1024@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): Manufacturer's mask: 0
(II) RADEON(0): Supported standard timings:
(II) RADEON(0): #0: hsize: 1280 vsize 1024 refresh: 75 vid: 36737
(II) RADEON(0): #1: hsize: 1280 vsize 1024 refresh: 60 vid: 32897
(II) RADEON(0): #2: hsize: 1440 vsize 900 refresh: 60 vid: 149
(II) RADEON(0): #3: hsize: 1440 vsize 900 refresh: 75 vid: 3989
(II) RADEON(0): Supported detailed timing:
(II) RADEON(0): clock: 106.5 MHz Image Size: 408 x 255 mm
(II) RADEON(0): h_active: 1440 h_sync: 1520 h_sync_end 1672 h_blank_end 1904 h_border: 0
(II) RADEON(0): v_active: 900 v_sync: 903 v_sync_end 909 v_blanking: 934 v_border: 0
(II) RADEON(0): Serial No: ETL8608003
(II) RADEON(0): Ranges: V min: 55 V max: 75 Hz, H min: 30 H max: 83 kHz, PixClock max 140 MHz
(II) RADEON(0): Monitor name: Acer AL1916W
(II) RADEON(0): EDID (in hex):
(II) RADEON(0): 00ffffffffffff00047286ad492b6064
(II) RADEON(0): 2e1001036828196b2a6760a25a499e23
(II) RADEON(0): 135054bfef00818f81809500950f0101
(II) RADEON(0): 0101010101019a29a0d0518422305098
(II) RADEON(0): 360098ff1000001c000000ff0045544c
(II) RADEON(0): 383630383030330a2020000000fd0037
(II) RADEON(0): 4b1e530e000a202020202020000000fc
(II) RADEON(0): 004163657220414c31393136570a0031
(II) RADEON(0): EDID vendor "ACR", prod id 44422
(II) RADEON(0): Output: DVI-0, Detected Monitor Type: 0
Dac detection success
Unhandled monitor type 0
(II) RADEON(0): EDID vendor "ACR", prod id 44422
(II) RADEON(0): Using hsync ranges from config file
(II) RADEON(0): Using vrefresh ranges from config file
(II) RADEON(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1440x900"x0.0 106.50 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 903 909 934 -hsync +vsync (55.9 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 40.00 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync (37.9 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 36.00 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync (35.2 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 31.50 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -hsync -vsync (37.5 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 31.50 640 664 704 832 480 489 492 520 -hsync -vsync (37.9 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 30.24 640 704 768 864 480 483 486 525 -hsync -vsync (35.0 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "640x480"x0.0 25.18 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync (31.5 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "720x400"x0.0 28.32 720 738 846 900 400 412 414 449 -hsync +vsync (31.5 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1280x1024"x0.0 135.00 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync (80.0 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 78.75 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync (60.0 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 75.00 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (56.5 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1024x768"x0.0 65.00 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (48.4 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "832x624"x0.0 57.28 832 864 928 1152 624 625 628 667 -hsync -vsync (49.7 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 49.50 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync (46.9 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "800x600"x0.0 50.00 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync (48.1 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1280x1024"x0.0 135.00 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync (80.0 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1280x1024"x0.0 108.00 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync (64.0 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1440x900"x0.0 106.50 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 903 909 934 -hsync +vsync (55.9 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "1440x900"x0.0 136.75 1440 1536 1688 1936 900 903 909 942 -hsync +vsync (70.6 kHz)
(II) RADEON(0): Output: VGA-0, Detected Monitor Type: 1
(II) RADEON(0): EDID data from the display on output: VGA-0 ----------------------
(II) RADEON(0): Manufacturer: ACR Model: ad86 Serial#: 1684024137
(II) RADEON(0): Year: 2006 Week: 46
(II) RADEON(0): EDID Version: 1.3
(II) RADEON(0): Analog Display Input, Input Voltage Level: 0.700/0.700 V
(II) RADEON(0): Sync: Separate
(II) RADEON(0): Max Image Size [cm]: horiz.: 40 vert.: 25
(II) RADEON(0): Gamma: 2.07
(II) RADEON(0): DPMS capabilities: Off; RGB/Color Display
(II) RADEON(0): First detailed timing is preferred mode
(II) RADEON(0): redX: 0.634 redY: 0.354 greenX: 0.286 greenY: 0.620
(II) RADEON(0): blueX: 0.138 blueY: 0.076 whiteX: 0.312 whiteY: 0.328
(II) RADEON(0): Supported established timings:
(II) RADEON(0): 720x400@70Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 640x480@60Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 640x480@67Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 640x480@72Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 640x480@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 800x600@56Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 800x600@60Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 800x600@72Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 800x600@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 832x624@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 1024x768@60Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 1024x768@70Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 1024x768@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): 1280x1024@75Hz
(II) RADEON(0): Manufacturer's mask: 0
(II) RADEON(0): Supported standard timings:
(II) RADEON(0): #0: hsize: 1280 vsize 1024 refresh: 75 vid: 36737
(II) RADEON(0): #1: hsize: 1280 vsize 1024 refresh: 60 vid: 32897
(II) RADEON(0): #2: hsize: 1440 vsize 900 refresh: 60 vid: 149
(II) RADEON(0): #3: hsize: 1440 vsize 900 refresh: 75 vid: 3989
(II) RADEON(0): Supported detailed timing:
(II) RADEON(0): clock: 106.5 MHz Image Size: 408 x 255 mm
(II) RADEON(0): h_active: 1440 h_sync: 1520 h_sync_end 1672 h_blank_end 1904 h_border: 0
(II) RADEON(0): v_active: 900 v_sync: 903 v_sync_end 909 v_blanking: 934 v_border: 0
(II) RADEON(0): Serial No: ETL8608003
(II) RADEON(0): Ranges: V min: 55 V max: 75 Hz, H min: 30 H max: 83 kHz, PixClock max 140 MHz
(II) RADEON(0): Monitor name: Acer AL1916W
(II) RADEON(0): EDID (in hex):
(II) RADEON(0): 00ffffffffffff00047286ad492b6064
(II) RADEON(0): 2e1001036828196b2a6760a25a499e23
(II) RADEON(0): 135054bfef00818f81809500950f0101
(II) RADEON(0): 0101010101019a29a0d0518422305098
(II) RADEON(0): 360098ff1000001c000000ff0045544c
(II) RADEON(0): 383630383030330a2020000000fd0037
(II) RADEON(0): 4b1e530e000a202020202020000000fc
(II) RADEON(0): 004163657220414c31393136570a0031
(II) RADEON(0): EDID vendor "ACR", prod id 44422
(II) RADEON(0): Output: DVI-0, Detected Monitor Type: 0
Dac detection success
Unhandled monitor type 0
 
Old 09-11-2009, 08:50 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vik View Post
try running:
Code:
mplayer -vo help
to see a list of video drivers you can use. You could probably use xv, try:
Code:
mplayer -vo xv <file_to_play>
Result of mplayer -vo help
Quote:
MPlayer r29390-4.3.3 (C) 2000-2009 MPlayer Team
Available video output drivers:
xv X11/Xv
x11 X11 ( XImage/Shm )
xover General X11 driver for overlay capable video output drivers
gl X11 (OpenGL)
gl2 X11 (OpenGL) - multiple textures version
dga DGA ( Direct Graphic Access V2.0 )
sdl SDL YUV/RGB/BGR renderer (SDL v1.1.7+ only!)
fbdev Framebuffer Device
fbdev2 Framebuffer Device
svga SVGAlib
aa AAlib
caca libcaca
v4l2 V4L2 MPEG Video Decoder Output
xvidix X11 (VIDIX)
cvidix console VIDIX
null Null video output
mpegpes MPEG-PES to DVB card
yuv4mpeg yuv4mpeg output for mjpegtools
png PNG file
jpeg JPEG file
gif89a animated GIF output
tga Targa output
pnm PPM/PGM/PGMYUV file
md5sum md5sum of each frame
 
Old 09-11-2009, 09:01 PM   #6
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output of trying to play file with mplayer -vo xv <file_to_play>

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ASF file format detected.
[asfheader] Audio stream found, -aid 1
[asfheader] Video stream found, -vid 2
VIDEO: [WMV2] 320x240 24bpp 1000.000 fps 959.8 kbps (117.2 kbyte/s)
[VO_XV] It seems there is no Xvideo support for your video card available.
[VO_XV] Run 'xvinfo' to verify its Xv support and read
[VO_XV] DOCS/HTML/en/video.html#xv!
[VO_XV] See 'mplayer -vo help' for other (non-xv) video out drivers.
[VO_XV] Try -vo x11.
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.
==========================================================================
Opening audio decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg/libavcodec audio decoders
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 64.0 kbit/4.54% (ratio: 8005->176400)
Selected audio codec: [ffwmav2] afm: ffmpeg (DivX audio v2 (FFmpeg))
==========================================================================
AO: [oss] 44100Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
Video: no video
Result of xvinfo

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$ xvinfo
X-Video Extension version 2.2
screen #0
no adaptors present
 
Old 09-11-2009, 09:01 PM   #7
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You didn't mention what video card you have, and it's not possible to tell from the partial log file. Please use http://pastebin.com/ (or a similar service) to show us the full file.

EDIT: Based on the lack of any xv adapters present, I'm concluding that you have an r600/r700 radeon GPU (one of the HD cards). You have one real option for 3D acceleration, and that's to use the catalyst drivers from AMD. You can get 2D acceleration (including EXA and Xv support) if you use a 2.6.30.* kernel. 2.6.30.5 is available in /testing/ and you should then be able to use mplayer with the Xv output device. Even with just 2D acceleration (ie. without using fglrx) you can enable compositing in KDE using the XRender backend under "Desktop Effects" --> Advanced.

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D'oh... Sorry I somehow posted twice.
 
Old 09-11-2009, 09:13 PM   #9
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Card is a ATI RV610 Video Device - Radeon HD 2400 Pro.

I never had a problems on Slackware 12.2 with running Mplayer (slackbuild) or transparency on the same machine. What's changed?
 
Old 09-11-2009, 09:14 PM   #10
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You should also be able to just attach the file in your response under the advanced options.

Another option if you don't want to build a new kernel is to grab the latest ATI propietary drivers 9.8--they work well with Slackware 13. Not sure if you're video card is still supported: you didn't mention which one you were using.

Not sure why the current open-source driver isn't supporting that function for your card. I've always used the propietary drivers so I wouldn't know.

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Old 09-12-2009, 03:35 AM   #11
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Card is a ATI RV610 Video Device - Radeon HD 2400 Pro.

I never had a problems on Slackware 12.2 with running Mplayer (slackbuild) or transparency on the same machine. What's changed?
Did you have fglrx installed on Slackware 12.2? If not, perhaps mplayer defaulted to a different output device and perhaps KDE3 used fake transparency.

If you want Xv and transparency now, though, you'll need to chose one of those options I gave you.

Adam
 
Old 09-12-2009, 05:00 AM   #12
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Thanks Adam75 and vik.

Installed the ATI propietary driver for my card. MPlayer works but still trying out how to enable transparency. This is mainly due to myself getting used to the new configuration tools in KDE 4. Any advice on enabling compix?
 
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The version of compiz that comes with KDE is rather limited. It's missing many plugins and there's no easy to use configuration tool. If transparency is your biggest interest, I might just recommend using KDE's compositing. You can right click on any title bar, go to "configure window behavior" and click the "Enable desktop effects" check box. Then hit apply. You can configure the effects in the "All Effects" tab.

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