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

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Wed Jul 9 18:51:44 CEST 2008

On Wednesday, 09 July 2008 at 09:13, Bart van Deenen wrote:
> Hi
> > On Tuesday, 08 July 2008 at 11:31, Bart van Deenen wrote:
> > 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".
> On Tuesday 08 July 2008 11:48:42 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
> > This is normal. Xvideo "ports" support only one client at a time AFAIK.
> But it doesn't occur on my Ubuntu box! There I can run 5 clients at the same 
> time (with performance problems), but all of them show exactly the same 
> output, all running xv!

Then there must be some other difference between your boxen. What graphics
cards and Xorg drivers (+versions) are you using on them?

> > > 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.
> That's true, but x11 is not so nice as xv, the third instance doesn't want to 
> rescale any more!.
> So maybe you have some ideas of the difference? Thanks for thinking along.

Post the output of xvinfo on both boxen, too.


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