[MPlayer-users] mplayer video suddenly gone

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at arcor.de
Fri Jul 25 01:56:16 CEST 2008

Russell Behne wrote:
> 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.

I'm amazed you even posted here without even rebooting first.

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