[Mplayer-users] mpeg problems with xfree86 4.1.0 / sdl

lordzork at lordzork.com lordzork at lordzork.com
Wed Jun 6 20:21:44 CEST 2001

In the gothic chambers of the underworld on Tue 05 Jun 2001 at 14:24 -0400,
Garrett Kuchta muttered darkly:

> > i just upgraded from xfree86 4.0.3 to 4.1.0, which unfortunately has
> > broken several of mplayer's output drivers. previously, i used the sdl
> > driver, but now that driver only produces a solid green window when
> > playing mpegs. the xv driver shows the same behavior, although i don't
> > know if it worked before or not, since i never used it.
> > 
> > i've tried sdl 1.1.7, as well as 1.2 and the latest cvs. i've also tried
> > the latest mplayer cvs (as of about half an hour ago).
> Hm, XFree4.1.0/SDL1.2 work pretty well over here, sorry I can't offer anything
> other than that. :\ 

it seems that mplayer/sdl will work normally at 8 bit depth. it does not
work at 24, 16, or 15. i usually run 24. 

sdl *will* work at 24 bit depth if i use '-sdl dga', but that gives me a
fullscreen movie instead of opening it in a window. so it looks like the
sdl x11 driver is broken in some way. is anyone else having similar


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