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Angry Finally installed MPlayer but no video?

After spending 3 hours on Friday and 4+ hours today I finally was able to install MPlayer but now when I go open a file it will play the sound but no window opens up with the video. Anyone have any suggestions? Attached is a screenshot.

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lol, I dunno man, I am in the same boat as you. I just downloaded Mplayer like a week ago and I cant get anything to play including DVD's. When I try to play DVD's I get "Cant find VMsource code"
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*sigh* you guys will have to wait until I get home to help, its very frustrating right now at work

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*sigh* you guys will have to wait until I get home to help, its very frustrating right now at work
It's cool. I was just wondering if there was anything obvious that I was missing. I had MPlayer loaded before on an older version of Linux ( 7.1 I think ) and I was able to get video and sound to work, but it wouldn't allow me to fullscreen it. I also tried xmps but it won't play anything either, it'll just freeze up and I have to reboot X to get it to go away.
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did you download and install the codecs? not exactly sure if that would help but that was the problem i was having the first time i did this... i installed divx and it worked great..

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did you download and install the codecs? not exactly sure if that would help but that was the problem i was having the first time i did this... i installed divx and it worked great..
The file I'm trying to play is an MPEG file, not a divx file. I believe MPlayer already comes with built in codecs for MPEG, AVI, and DIVX files, but i could be wrong?
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we all need to have a "Get MPlayer working day". So that we all can get together and figure out how to get Mplayer working
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/dev/fb0 is your frame buffer, its having issues, I'll look into it in a few.

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Kenny, try to run mplayer as root and see if that works.

if so, then the permissions on the frame buffer arent set right, chmod 777 /dev/fb0 as root if it plays the video.

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Kenny, try to run mplayer as root and see if that works.

if so, then the permissions on the frame buffer arent set right, chmod 777 /dev/fb0 as root if it plays the video.
Tried running it as root and had no luck. I also noticed that for some reason when compiling Mplayer it's thinking that i don't have X Video capabilities ( which this video card should have ). I'm going to force xv to load by using the --enable-xv command when I compile MPlayer.

As far as the frame buffer goes, is there any reason it's not loading? I looked up where fbdev is looking for the device, and it's there, but it still says that it can't find /dev/fb0 .
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Well no luck there, uninstalled MPlayer using ( make uninstall ). Downloaded the latest version ( MPlayer 0.90rc1 ), compiled it using ./configure --enable-xv and i'm still not getting an option for xv when I do the -vo help command. These are the options that ARE available:

Available video output drivers:
mga Matrox G200/G4x0/G550 overlay (/dev/mga_vid)
fbdev Framebuffer Device
null Null video output
pgm PGM file
md5 MD5 sum
mpegpes Mpeg-PES file
yuv4mpeg yuv4mpeg output for mjpegtools (to "stream.yuv")
vesa VESA VBE 2.0 video output

The only reason it shows mga ( Matrox ) was because the Matrox cards also use vidix and I was trying to see if I could use the mga option to work with the ATI Radeon, no luck there though. I am now getting the following errors when I try to view the same video:

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open: No such device
vo_mga: Couldn't open /dev/mga_vid
fbdev: Can't open /dev/fb0: No such device
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Not sure what the "open: No such device" line stands for, vo_mga is the Matrox cards, and fbdev is the "frame buffer device". As I said earlier, I can browse to /dev/fb0 and the file DOES exist, not sure why it says that the is no such device... also VIDIX should load and should be an option for playing videos, but when I use it as the documentation states it should be use I get the following error:

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vosub_vidix: Couldn't find working VIDIX driver
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device!

When I compile MPlayer it does detect VIDIX, but it almost seems like VIDIX is not installing correctly? I looked to see if I could force vidix to install using a command when compiling, but there is no such command, there is only one for disabling vidix.

Well that's all the info I have right now. I have to go take care of some work. If anyone has any ideas let me know.

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Give me access to your computer and I'll fix it right quick, I cant really tell whats going on without tinkering with it.

I'll let you know what I did to fix it, I've NEVER had these issues lol
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Give me access to your computer and I'll fix it right quick, I cant really tell whats going on without tinkering with it.

I'll let you know what I did to fix it, I've NEVER had these issues lol
How do you propose we do that?
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How do you propose we do that?
Do you have an external ip on the computer?

set me up a temp account ( I wont need root access untill the final install ).

user: abecx passwd: temp when I connect, I'll change the pw.
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