[MPlayer-users] multiple xv instances fail on Suse10.3 but work on Ubuntu 8.04.1

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Tue Jul 8 11:48:42 CEST 2008

On Tuesday, 08 July 2008 at 11:31, Bart van Deenen wrote:
> Hi all
> I've compiled MPlayer-1.0rc2 on these two systems, and it works fine when 
> running one instance on both the Suse and Ubuntu box.
> However when I try running multiple instances, the Suse box starts complaining 
> about "Could not grab port 65".

This is normal. Xvideo "ports" support only one client at a time AFAIK.

> Anything I can do to make it work on the Suse 
> box, or should I just upgrade it?

Tell the next MPlayer instance to use a different Xvideo port (if your card
has more than one) or a different VO. Besides, the output below shows that
MPlayer falls back to -vo x11 gracefully.


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