[MPlayer-users] is fbdev broken ?

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Mon Jan 31 17:47:06 CET 2005

On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 09:41:51AM +0100, jarek darnowski wrote:
> hello!
> i have few problems with mplayer since first version 1.0xxx, when
> fbdev code changes a lot. there is a strange screen behaviour
> when running fbdev and fbdev2.
> my hardware is athlon xp 1700+, 3dfx voodoo 3 3000 16mb. my
> software is kernel 2.6.10, udev 0.30 and gcc 3.4.3 (linux from
> scratch).
> when i run mplayer -vo fbdev movie.avi i get strange screen
> flicker effect. osd and subtitles (freetype) are not properly
> displayed. movie position bar is displayed partially on the edge
> of the movie area and partially beyond. subtitles are displayed
> far away from "the movie area" and they put on to themselves
> without cleaning the old ones. also movie plays slower than
> normally should.
> so my screen looks like this:

yes, someone committed lots of idiotic nonsense to the fbdev vo
modules to display 'subtitles below the movie' or something dumb like
that. if someone can identify the specific cvs commits that did this
i'll look them up and reverse them sometime.


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