[mplayer] Re: Scaling

Ormond, Adam ormonda at msoe.edu
Tue Feb 20 19:23:36 CET 2001

I'm using XFree 4.0.1, Redhat 7.0 using kernel 2.2.16-22, and a Riva
TNT (Velocity 4400). xvinfo isn't on my box, apparently (locate xvinfo and
find / -name xvinfo both failed), but xdpyinfo reports XVideo as a loaded
extension. When I try to use -vo xv switch I get a bunch of BadAlloc
(insufficient resources for operation) failures:
    major opcode 142
    minor opcode 19

I had this problem when first trying to get AVIplay to work and adding
additional screen modes to my XF86Config-4 file fixed it, but I've got 8, 16,
24, and 32 bpp with 640x480 -> 1600x1200 defined now and still seeing that
with mplayer.

Thanx for the quick response,

Dariusz Pietrzak wrote:

> > getting the videos to scale. I've tried using the -x -y switches with a
> > variety of different resolutions specified and they don't seem to have
> > any affect upon the video. I also can only seem to view videos using the
> > -vo x11 switch. OpenGL is the only other mode that works, but is
> IIRC x11 is unscalable output. I use the best one -vo mga,
> but if you ain't got matrox (g200,g400,g450) it wont do much help.
> There is such direct driver for 3dfx also.
> But you need to create device (/dev/mga_vid) in order to ./configure
> detect that your hardware can do such things.
> Best bet is xv output - many cards support this (even quite old S3's)
> xvinfo command will tell you what your hardware can do.
> XV supports both hardware scaling and yuv-y color conversion so you'll be
> very happy with that. Newer SDL (>1.1.7 i think ) also supports hardware
> scaling using xv.
> > incredibly slow and I'm not sure how to setup DRI to improve
> Now that's the question that drives us;)
> I would like to hear something on that - my  glxinfo keeps telling me that
> my GL i software-only, and that's probably because of drivers for mga, but
> maybe just because i'm lame?
> Uh, and why didn't you tell us what is Your hardware and software??
> (uname -a,X version etc)
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