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I can't get mpeg's, avi's, mov's, or any other videos to work using Mplayer. There is a popup that tells me "Error opening/initializing the slected video_out(-vo) device," and in the ...
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    Movies with Mplayer


    I can't get mpeg's, avi's, mov's, or any other videos to work using Mplayer. There is a popup that tells me "Error opening/initializing the slected video_out(-vo) device," and in the terminal I get a message that says:

    Code:
    It seems there is no Xvideo support for your video card available.
    Run 'xvinfo' to verify its Xv support and read DOCS/HTML/en/devices.html#xv!
    See 'mplayer -vo help' for other (non-xv) video out drivers. Try -vo x11
    I run xvinfo, and get the following message:

    Code:
    [root@localhost root]# xvinfo
    X-Video Extension version 2.2
    screen #0
     no adaptors present
    I'm not sure how to fix this. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    what graphics/video card do you have?

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    nVidia RIVA TNT2

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjordan2nd
    nVidia RIVA TNT2
    check ob the nvidia website to see if you can find any updated drivers for linux. your drivers could be the problem

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    I updated my drivers, yet I still get the same message.

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    reinstall mplayer but do not use the version that came with redshat which is broken

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