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I keep getting the "Error opening/initializing the selected video_out " I went here: http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/faq.html and it says to check Code: mplayer -vo help and to select a video output driver ...
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    yamq (yet another mplayer question)


    I keep getting the "Error opening/initializing the selected video_out "

    I went here: http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/faq.html and it says to check
    Code:
    mplayer -vo help
    and to select a video output driver and to put that into config and/or gui.conf

    This is what I got after -vo. I had to use 'gmplayer -vo' btw.
    Code:
    $ gmplayer -vo help
    MPlayer 1.0pre7-RPM-3.4.2 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
    CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon MP/XP/XP-M Barton (Family: 6, Stepping: 0)
    Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
    CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
    Compiled with runtime CPU detection - WARNING - this is not optimal!
    To get best performance, recompile MPlayer with --disable-runtime-cpudetection.
    
    
    vo: X11 running at 1024x768 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
    Available video output drivers:
            xmga    Matrox G200/G4x0/G550 overlay in X11 window (using /dev/mga_vid)        mga     Matrox G200/G4x0/G550 overlay (/dev/mga_vid)
            tdfxfb  3Dfx Banshee/Voodoo3/Voodoo5
            xv      X11/Xv
            x11     X11 ( XImage/Shm )
            xover   General X11 driver for overlay capable video output drivers
            dga     DGA ( Direct Graphic Access V2.0 )
            sdl     SDL YUV/RGB/BGR renderer (SDL v1.1.7+ only!)
            vesa    VESA VBE 2.0 video output
            xvidix  X11 (VIDIX)
            cvidix  console VIDIX
            null    Null video output
            mpegpes Mpeg-PES file
            yuv4mpeg        yuv4mpeg output for mjpegtools
            png     PNG file
            jpeg    JPEG file
            tga     Targa output
            pnm     PPM/PGM/PGMYUV file
            md5sum  md5sum of each frame
    Top part of gui.conf...
    Code:
    enable_audio_equ = "no"
    vo_driver = "xvidix"
    vo_panscan = "0.000000"
    vo_doublebuffering = "yes"
    vo_direct_render = "no"
    v_framedrop = "0"
    v_flip = "-1"
    v_ni = "no"
    v_idx = "-1"
    vf_pp = "no"
    vf_autoq = "0"
    vf_lavc = "no"
    ao_volnorm = "no"
    softvol = "no"
    ao_surround = "no"
    ao_extra_stereo = "no"
    ao_extra_stereo_coefficient = "1.000000"
    dvd_device = "/dev/dvd"
    osd_level = "1"
    sub_auto_load = "yes"
    sub_unicode = "no"
    sub_pos = "100"
    sub_overlap = "no"
    font_factor = "0.750000"
    font_text_scale = "5.000000"
    font_osd_scale = "6.000000"
    font_blur = "2.000000"
    font_outline = "2.000000"
    font_autoscale = "3"
    cache = "no"
    cache_size = "2048"
    playbar = "yes"
    load_fullscreen = "no"
    show_videowin = "yes"
    stopxscreensaver = "no"
    autosync = "no"
    autosync_size = "0"
    gui_skin = "default"
    gui_save_pos = "yes"
    gui_main_pos_x = "583"
    gui_main_pos_y = "647"
    gui_video_out_pos_x = "192"
    gui_video_out_pos_y = "144"
    and in config...
    Code:
    # Write your default config options here!
    
    vo = "xvidix"

    From this page: http://luna.cs.ccsu.edu/dominik/mpla...-optional.html I downloaded the ati vidix radeon driver.

    Also tried "vidix" on both fiiles but still get that same error. Help?
    You dont need a pocket protector or thick glasses to be a geek.

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    try X11 and if that doesn't work try xv
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    Woot! XV worked (x11 didnt). Thanks!
    You dont need a pocket protector or thick glasses to be a geek.

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