[MPlayer-users] mplayer fails to initialize video driver

Lobster lobo at lobs.sytes.net
Sat Nov 6 05:24:40 CET 2010

On 6/11/2010 5:22 p.m., Lobster wrote:
> 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?

I made a typo above, should be 3 Pixels wide by 2 Pixels high.

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