[MPlayer-users] Accelerated video without X

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Thu Mar 17 02:36:37 CET 2005

On Wed, Mar 16, 2005 at 05:30:36PM -0800, Yan Seiner wrote:
> D Richard Felker III wrote:
> >Use vidix. See the documentation. It's possible, albeit a little
> >difficult, to get it working without root permissions. You have to
> >setup svgalib_helper. Sometime when I have extra time on my hands, I'm
> >going to try improving this situation.
> > 
> >
> Rich:
> I'm having a bit of trouble getting anything but plain VESA working....
> mplayer -vo vesa works fine.
> mplayer -vo svga:XX acts as if the vsync is whacked; sound plays fine, 
> but the image is flickering.  Different values for XX will cause 
> different ways of flicker; the best I can get is vertical scrolling.
> mplayer -vo vidix fails with can't initialize vo device.

There's no such driver as just plain 'vidix'. Try cvidix (console
vidix). Depending on your video card it might require the card already
to be in graphics mode, in which case you should boot with fbcon.


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