[MPlayer-users] video output problem

Jonathan Rogers jonner at teegra.net
Sat Apr 26 05:09:06 CEST 2003

Bruce Park wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> I'm having a hard time trying to get gmplayer to work using GUI. The 
> skin and font have all been installed correctly and load perfectly. 
> However, whenever I try to load a video, I get the following message in 
> a modaless window.
> Fatal Error: Error opening/initializing the selected video_out(-vo) device
> Here's what my config file looks like
> =====================================
> gui=yes
> vo=xv
> ao=oss
> skin=Blue
> cache=1024
> =====================================

Which config file is that a snip from? It seems there are several 
configuration files. From the manpage:

               system-wide settings

               user settings

               input bindings (see '-input keylist' for full keylist)

               GUI configuration file

               GUI playlist

               font  directory  (There  must be a font.desc file and 
files with
               .RAW extension.)

So, it would seem that mplayer (started without the GUI) uses settings 
from the "config" file, which gmplayer (started with GUI) uses settings 
from the "gui.conf" file, though I can't seem to find any details. I had 
noticed that starting "gmplayer" had some things set differently from 
starting "mplayer," and that editing "gui.conf" did what I wanted. 
However, I don't know if gmplayer ignores "config," or if it reads both 

Jonathan Rogers

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