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21 Jul 2002 01:48 R00TB0Y

Mplayer in Suse 8.0
It's late, words are fuzzy an dnothing make sense anymore.....

Installing mplayer is my final attempt toward the goal of playing DVDs in Suse Linux....
score... Suse 1 User 0

I compiled MPlayer v0.90pre5 source after installing numerous dependancies along the way. Mounted a DVD, poped open a terminal, entered gmplayer, it launched the gui with my selected skin (phony), I clicked on the DVD button, this is the error I got....

===================== Sorry, this file format not recognized/supported======================
============If this file is and AVI, ASF or MPEG stream, please contact the author! =============

I have tried (unsuccessfully) to play DVDs using Ogle and Xine (we don't even want to discuss Xine) and have yet to get anywhere near as close as Mplayer has gotten.

If anyone has had any success getting Mplayer to play DVDs in Suse, please post a reply, or even email me.

Thanks,
Now I think I'll pass out.

29 Jun 2002 13:02 gunixnet Thumbs up

Works well with TiVo mpeg2s
While TiVo videos are stored in TY data files, they are usually converted to mpeg2 for playing. While I've found many applications to convert the ty files to mpeg2s, I have found few players that can handle the converted files. This player is one of them. Hopefully mentioning TiVo in this comment will help other people find this tool.

21 Jun 2002 20:05 atmosfear Thumbs up

Re: Trouble with voodoo3

> I'd like to ask if you are noticed that
> voodoo3 doesn't work with dga.
>
> I have tried it since summer 2001 either
> with mdk or with debian on 3 different
> system (kt133a && athlon, i440BX
> && p3, and another on a my
> friend's pc) and we cannot get voodoo3
> working neither with mplayer -vo dga nor
> with "dga" utility came with
> X.
>
> both generate only a blank screen.


As you already noted above, it is drivers problem,
so we can't do anything about it. However with
Voodoo 3 and recent XFree you can use XVideo or
even better use mplayer's native voodoo
3/banshee tdfxfb driver for best performance.

07 Jun 2002 03:24 tedturbo Thumbs up

Trouble with voodoo3
I'd like to ask if you are noticed that voodoo3 doesn't work with dga.

I have tried it since summer 2001 either with mdk or with debian on 3 different system (kt133a && athlon, i440BX && p3, and another on a my friend's pc) and we cannot get voodoo3 working neither with mplayer -vo dga nor with "dga" utility came with X.

both generate only a blank screen.

Regards
TED

24 May 2002 07:02 arpi

Re: Wow...
you should read DOCS/video.html
there are xv and vidix support for mach64, just read how to enable

24 May 2002 07:00 arpi

Re: can someone help me?
hmm. this message was printed by a very old (0.60?) version... use CVS or at least 0.90pre4

20 May 2002 11:37 yoshi273 Thumbs up

Re: Wow...

> SDL's window can't be integrated with
> X11/GTK gui. It's fact, we can't do
> anything with that.
> Use x11/xv/xmga/xvidix output.
>

Oh, alright. I think x11 runs the best on my computer anyways. One thing though, none of the other (better) ones like xv work. I have a Mach64 (i think its called ATI Rage LT Pro), and im not sure if its supported with any kind of acceleration. I have a fresh install of RedHat 7.3. Thanks again for this awesome program. I check the site every day to see if a new one came out.

20 May 2002 05:24 singaya

Re: can someone help me?
I had similar problem and I found that it used wrong codec (OpenDivX instead of DivX3.22). Try to override default codec with -vc option (best are ffmpeg codecs), -vc help for list of available codecs.

14 May 2002 11:15 eiswein

Re: can someone help me?

> read DOCS/bugreports.html
> this info you provided is not enough
> to even imagine the possible problems
>

hmm~
i found that sometimes when i am using gui it will pop out a warning window says
your system is too slow to play this!try with -framedrop or RTFM!

and then i use the text mode with -framedrop or with RTFM
but....it seems useless.........

what really strange is that sometimes i can see movies with gui properly...but most of the time...i will have problems..

13 May 2002 18:37 arpi

Re: can someone help me?
read DOCS/bugreports.html
this info you provided is not enough to even imagine the possible problems

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