[MPlayer-users] mplayer fails to initialize video driver

Lobster lobo at lobs.sytes.net
Sat Nov 6 05:22:34 CET 2010

On 6/11/2010 3:41 p.m., JD wrote:
> Hi,
> Mplayer is finding some problems in the video file (see below),
> and fails to initialize the video driver.
> I tried with and without interlacing; i.e.
> -vf scale=3:2:1
> -vf scale=3:2:0
> and fails in the same way.
> My graphics chip is the ATI radeon mobility 9600, and yet
> mplayer tries to open the nvidia vdpau backend driver.

I think you need to read the man page as to what the scale vf does.
Your currently telling it to scale the image to 3 pixels wide by 2 
pixels wide.
I suspect you should be using maybe scale=-3:-2 for what you want?

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