Re: Can't Watch Video Files Anymore...

From: Dances With Crows (
Date: 04/28/05

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    Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 18:06:56 -0500

    On 27 Apr 2005 15:10:38 -0700, cyber0ne staggered into the Black Sun and
    > Slackware 10.0 box. I can no longer watch any video files. I'm
    > running KDE 3.2. Nothing's changed as far as I know. But now,
    > regardless of the application I'm using, videos are all black and I
    > only get the audio.

    What's reported if you try "mplayer file.avi" from a konsole? mplayer
    can report verbose error messages, and those may help.

    > I'm at a loss as to what would be causing this.

    XV problems? grep -A7 'Section "Device"' /etc/X11/xorg.conf (if you're
    not using Xorg yet, substitute XF86Config-4 or whatever) and post the
    output. You might also try setting the video out to x11 instead of xv.
    x11 should always work, though it'll consume more CPU than XV. That's
    -vo x11 in mplayer. HTH,

    Matt G|There is no Darkness in Eternity/But only Light too dim for us to see
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