[MPlayer-users] LCD vs. CRT

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Fri Apr 7 20:45:46 CEST 2006

On Friday, 07 April 2006 at 19:57, Jim Green wrote:
> I built mplayer from source under the stable Debian Linux distribution
> (Sarge) on my Dell Inspiron 8500 laptop.  Using my laptop's LCD display, it
> works.  But if I put my laptop in its docking station and use a CRT monitor,
> I get audio only -- the video display is black.  I've tried this with both
> mpeg and quicktime.  My video card is ATI Radeon 9000.  The output from
> mplayer (reproduced below) is identical line for line with either display,
> and doesn't seem to show any errors or problems that would cause the black
> screen effect.  I've Googled and studied the documentation, but so far no
> clue how to fix it.  Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

That's probably because the card has only one video overlay and it's
assigned to LCD output. It's probably possible to reassign it to CRT.

As a workaround, try -vo gl if you have 3D acceleration enabled.


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