[MPlayer-users] mplayer fails to initialize video driver

Lobster lobo at lobs.sytes.net
Sat Nov 6 11:07:50 CET 2010

On 6/11/2010 5:33 p.m., JD wrote:
> On 11/05/2010 09:22 PM, 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 thought scale=3:2 specifies an aspect ratio, no?

Read the man page on the scale -vf.

maybe your after the -aspect flag?

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