[Mplayer-users] xvideo mode plays back as green bars on linux

Robert Simons robert at vis.ethz.ch
Fri Oct 5 13:38:49 CEST 2001

On Fri, 5 Oct 2001, jacksonje wrote:

> Whenever I play back any video in mplayer on linux, using xv mode the video
> outputs as a screen full of green bars or other similar garbage.  The audio
> plays back fine and there are no errors on stdout.  This occurs with all
> videos I've tried, which includes divx, mpeg and mpeg-2 formats.
That's exactly what happened with my computer

> a savage4+ chipset
The savage chip (or driver)  isn't able to do proper overlay in 24>=bit
I had to change default depth to 16bit.

Now it works fine.

Gruss Robert

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