[MPlayer-users] Color/quality/blotchy issue...

Denis McLaughlin denism at cyberus.ca
Mon Mar 10 14:38:05 CET 2003

On Mon, 2003-03-10 at 05:31, spowers at inland.k12.mi.us wrote:
> The screen looks like I dont' have enough "colors" to work with.  Much
> like a jpg photo looks when viewed in 256 colors, where the photo tends to
> be blotchy, as the computer tries it's best to dither the correct colors. 
> The problem is particularly noticable in scenes with a lot of bright,
> similar color.  (ie, someone's face close-up is very noticibly bad)
> I thought the problem was 16bit vs 24bit for Xwindows, but I'm currently
> using 24 bit, and still have the problem.
> Oh.. sheesh, should have explained my setup a bit...  Running -vo xv, with
> 24bit color at 640x480 on an nvidia geforce2 using the nvidia.o xfree86
> driver on RedHat 8.0.  Have tried -vo vesa, -vo X11, -vo SDL, all have the
> same effect.

  When I installed RedHat 8.0, I had to add this line to my
/etc/X11/XFree86Config file to use 24 bit color rather than 8 bit:

DefaultDepth 24

  This line should go inside the Section "Screen" section.

  Hope this helps.


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