[MPlayer-users] ATI + Xorg + XV?

Peace Monk peace.monk at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 20:38:14 CET 2005

Thanks for the reply Reimar.  

1.  A monitor is not involved. TV is the primary display.  A monitor
can be connected to test but is not desired in the long run.

2. The -vo x11 works with video playing in a xwindow.  -vo xv, x11
shows a full black screen (audio plays though).  I think this is the
-vo option freevo uses to play video full screen.   Happens when both
TV or Monitor is the primary display.

Will it help if we used the opensouce driver instead?  Xinerame and
DualView are not familiar terms for me.  What tool can be used to
configure these?

On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 20:59:14 +0100, Reimar Döffinger
<Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 02:29:56PM -0400, Peace Monk wrote:
> > here are some info on his machine:
> > Mandrake 10.1
> > Kernel 2.6.8
> > Xorg
> > ATI 9200 with tv out (installed latest ATi drivers)
> Whether the ati binary drivers drivers have any advantage at all versus
> the opensource ones is still a matter of discussion *g* (for the 9200
> there is even OpenSource 3D support AFAIK)
> > When I play a movie file with -vo x11, xv option, all I get is a full
> Do you mean with -vo x11 or do you mean with -vo xv or do you mean you
> tried both??
> > If xv is not supported on ATI cards, is there any other option we can
> > use with tv out for mplayer?
> First, what kind of setup do you have? I suppose you have (or at least
> can) connect a monitor too? I meant e.g. Xinerame, DualView etc...
> xv will usually work only on the primary display, whereas -vo x11 and
> -vo gl should work on the secondary, too. But x11 and probably also gl
> will not sync to vblank, so it might look ugly (e.g. ugly flicker).
> Greetings,
> Reimar Döffinger

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