Re: Can't Watch Video Files Anymore...
From: Dances With Crows (danSPANceswitTRAPhcrows_at_gmail.com)
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,
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