[MPlayer-users] v4l2 TV Input with Miro DC10 Card

James Smith jwsmith at gmx.net
Tue Apr 20 17:27:33 CEST 2004

I am having no luck getting my video capture card to display anything
with mplayer (1.0pre3-3.3.2). Everything works fine in xawtv but I wish
to use some filters from mplayer on my input.

Does anyone have any ideas what is happening and / or how to fix it.


Heres what happens:

foobar at heisenberg:~/documents$ mplayer -v -tv
driver=v4l2:device=/dev/v4l/video0:input=0 t
MPlayer 1.0pre3-3.3.2 (C) 2000-2003 MPlayer Team

CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon 4 /Athlon MP/XP Palomino 1537 MHz
(Family: 6, Stepping:
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 3DNow 3DNowEx SSE

Reading config file /usr/share/mplayer/mplayer.conf
Reading config file /home/foobar/.mplayer/config
Reading /home/foobar/.mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open
 No such file or directory
Reading /usr/share/mplayer/codecs.conf: 61 audio & 169 video codecs
CommandLine: '-v' '-tv' 'driver=v4l2:device=/dev/v4l/video0:input=0'
get_path('font/font.desc') -> '/home/foobar/.mplayer/font/font.desc'
font: can't open file: /home/foobar/.mplayer/font/font.desc
Font /usr/share/mplayer/font/font.desc loaded successfully! (206 chars)
Using MMX (with tiny bit MMX2) Optimized OnScreenDisplay
Using usleep() timing
get_path('input.conf') -> '/home/foobar/.mplayer/input.conf'
Can't open input config file /home/foobar/.mplayer/input.conf: No such
file or directory
Parsing input config file /usr/share/mplayer/input.conf
Input config file /usr/share/mplayer/input.conf parsed: 53 binds
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
get_path('.conf') -> '/home/foobar/.mplayer/.conf'

Playing tv://.
STREAM: [null] tv://
STREAM: Description: Null stream
STREAM: Author: Albeu
STREAM: Comment: 
CACHE_PRE_INIT: 0 [0] 0  pre:0  eof:0  
Cache fill:  0.00% (0 bytes)    TV detected! ;-)
Selected driver: v4l2
 name: Video 4 Linux 2 input
 author: Martin Olschewski <olschewski at zpr.uni-koeln.de>
 comment: first try, more to come ;-)
Selected device: DC10plus[0]
 Capabilites:  video capture  video output  video overlay  streaming
 supported norms: 0 = PAL; 1 = NTSC; 2 = SECAM; 3 = Autodetect;
 inputs: 0 = Composite; 1 = S-Video; 2 = Internal/comp;
 Current input: 0
 Format RGB555 (16 bits, 15-bit RGB): RGB 15-bit
 Format RGB565 (16 bits, 16-bit RGB): RGB 16-bit
 Format BGR24  (24 bits, 24-bit RGB): BGR 24-bit
 Format BGR32  (32 bits, 32-bit RGB): BGR 32-bit
 Format YUYV   (16 bits, 4:2:2, packed, YUYV): Packed YUY2
 Format unknown (0x47504a4d) ( 0 bits, Hardware-encoded Motion-JPEG):
 Current format: YUYV
v4l2: ioctl set format failed: Invalid argument
v4l2: 0 frames successfully processed, 0 frames dropped.
v4l2: up to 0 video frames buffered.

vo: x11 uninit called but X11 not inited..

Exiting... (End of file)

James Smith <jwsmith at gmx.net>

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