[MPlayer-users] mplayer video suddenly gone

Russell Behne rwbehne1 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 00:46:20 CEST 2008

On 7/24/08, RC <cooleyr at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Jul 2008 23:49:26 -0400
> "Russell Behne" <rwbehne1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> When I try to watch any video in mplayer sound works just fine but the
>> screen is black - no picture.  I tried whatever other players I have,
>> they either can't play an .avi file or get the same black screen as in
>> mplayer.
> That suggests a problem with Xv.  You can probably still play videos
> using -vo x11, gl, sdl, vidix, etc.
> Without knowing more about your system, I can only suggest powering off
> your machine, and unplugging it for an hour just to be sure...  Then
> trying again.

You know, I was _really_ hesitant to try this suggestion, because
rebooting sounds too much like a Micro$oft solution.  But damn if it
didn't work!!!  I rebooted and just as suddenly as it disappeared, the
video is back working now.  Why? Who knows!! I sure don't.


Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

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