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Old 12-27-2008, 04:49 PM   #1
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dvd playback has scramble video

When I run gmplayer the video portion is scramble or distorted. The audio seems fine.

If I run mplayer from the command line I get excellent video and no sound.

I can't get totem or xine to work either.

I don't see any errors messages anywhere.
Old 12-27-2008, 05:03 PM   #2
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Try using different video and audio drivers. Some will work better than others. Since you get different outputs from the gui and cli versions of the same program, that seems like the most likely reason.
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This may not help but look in /usr/share/doc/packages/MPlayer/TOOLS/ for a script. If you have this script, it will download binary codecs you may need. It works on Debian systems.

Is it possible that the two programs, mplayer and gmplayer were installed separately, and one is "mp3/dvd media enabled" while the other isn't.

Also, check for different settings between ~/.mplayer/config and ~/.mplayer/gui.conf. I think that the sound system used is different between the two.
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It's working now

Had to install libdvdcss and some codecs.


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