[MPlayer-users] TV-Out in Linux

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Fri Apr 1 20:09:58 CEST 2005

On Fri, Apr 01, 2005 at 07:43:15PM +0200, Sebastian Krämer wrote:
> On Friday 01 April 2005 16:48, Arps wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > how do i output my movie to tv using mplayer, 
> You have to configure X so that you have a second display. Standard display 
> is :0.0, your second one (TV) will be :0.1
> I'm using the following alias in my ~/.bashrc:
> alias mptv="/usr/local/bin/mplayer -fs -fixed-vo -display :0.1 "
> All you have to do then is "mptv mymovie.avi". Works great :)

Normally the second display does not suppore overlay, making it
useless for watching movies. You should either configure X to mirror
the same output to both heads (but I hear even this is broken with
some video cards.. :( ) or have a separate X configuration to use for
TVout where it makes the TV the primary head.


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