[MPlayer-users] TV-Out in Linux
D Richard Felker III
dalias at aerifal.cx
Sat Apr 2 18:35:45 CEST 2005
On Sat, Apr 02, 2005 at 11:32:36AM -0400, Giacomo Comes wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 01, 2005 at 01:09:58PM -0500, D Richard Felker III wrote:
> > 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.
> I don't think that's always true. I should depend of the video card.
> My laptop has a Nvidia card and I can use the TV out as second head
> and watch movies with MPlayer on the TV.
Yes but most likely it's using vo_x11 or vo_xv with with fake overlay
(blitter) which means your video will tear and look horrible.
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