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try it with other formats like mpeg and .mov. although mplayer has better support in general for avi than ms windows players do, some avi files are a bit buggerd ...
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    try it with other formats like mpeg and .mov. although mplayer has better support in general for avi than ms windows players do, some avi files are a bit buggerd up so you might have to, for example, rebuild the index file before you start the movie, try:

    mplayer -idx /home/extensive/movie.avi

    I am on a windows machines (ugg) in the library at the momment so I cant check the man page for the command but there is a lot of info on fixing broken .avi files.

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    other than watching movies, how are you getting on with linux? any other problems? :)

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    http://students.cup.edu/rep9319/snapshot1.png
    there is a link to the screenshot.

    other than watching movies, how are you getting on with linux? any other problems?
    for me linux is nothing but problems. i guess its because im a noob but there doesnt seem to be a easy way for anything. i will stick with it tho because i like what i see. i bought quake3 for linux and im trying to get that to work. i have it installed and i got new drivers for my video card but its still not working. it says broken pipe when it trys to iniitialize my sound. well thats it for now...

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    That almost seems to be a driver problem; it's basically just MMIO noise. What video card driver are you using? Anyway, try starting it like this instead:
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    mplayer -vo sdl -zoom file.avi
    If that doesn't work, try this:
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    mplayer -vo x11 -fs file.avi

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    Code:
    Playing matrixrebirth.avi
    AVI file format detected.
    VIDEO:  [DX50]  320x240  24bpp  30.000 fps  395.6 kbps (48.3 kbyte/s)
    ==========================================================================
    Opening audio decoder: [mp3lib] MPEG layer-2, layer-3
    MP3lib: init layer2&3 finished, tables done
    AUDIO: 22050 Hz, 2 ch, 16 bit (0x10), ratio: 3000->88200 (24.0 kbit)
    Selected audio codec: [mp3] afm:mp3lib (mp3lib MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
    ==========================================================================
    Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.
    they both do the same thing, and im using, at least i think, the new nvidia drivers for the tnt2. who knows tho. this is horribly hard just to play movies/games.

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    It usually isn't this much trouble; it usually works on the first try. Can you post what it says if you run "mplayer -vo help"?

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    Code:
    MPlayer 1.0pre1-3.2.2 (C) 2000-2003 MPlayer Team
    
    CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon 4 PM Palomino/Athlon MP Multiprocessor/Athlon XP eXtreme Performance (Family: 6, Stepping: 2)
    Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
    CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
    Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 3DNow 3DNowEx SSE
    
    Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: No such file or directory
    Reading config file /home/extensive/.mplayer/config
    Available video output drivers:
            fbdev   Framebuffer Device
            fbdev2  Framebuffer Device
            null    Null video output
            pgm     PGM file
            md5     MD5 sum
            mpegpes Mpeg-PES file
            yuv4mpeg        yuv4mpeg output for mjpegtools (to "stream.yuv")
            vesa    VESA VBE 2.0 video output
            tga     Targa output
    and there isnt a single thing in my config file. i think there should be, right?

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    You don't need anything in your config file; MPlayer has compiled-in default.

    However, that output reveals the source of the problem: It simply hasn't got any video output driver compiled into it that's useful under X.
    I'm guessing that you don't have the X and SDL development files installed on your system.

    What distro are you running? If you're running RedHat, find your installation CDs, install the packages XFree86-devel and SDL-devel, then recompile MPlayer.

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    ok i installed those 2 packs and went to kconfigure and tried to complile mplayer again and now it says it cant compile it. i will download the file again and try it.

    one questions tho. when i installed mandrake 9.1 the second cd must of been corrupt and didnt install anything. do you think thats my problem? i was thinking about downloading mandrake again and reinstalling everything. or maybe another distro? any suggestions?

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    I don't know what is on the second CD, but I wouldn't think that that's the problem. It doesn't seem as if there's simply a missing file.

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