[MPlayer-users] VO: Description: Null video output

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Fri Mar 25 21:21:30 EET 2022

> On 25 Mar 2022, at 00:26, Craig Jameson <cjarith at comcast.net> wrote:
> I am attempting to install mplayer in a user account.  The audio works.
> But, no window opens to play video.  This is the same for mp4 files and
> webm files.
> using /dev/fb0
> Can't open /dev/fb0: Permission denied
> [fbdev2] Using device /dev/fb0

Others have made similar comments, but the shorter version is: this looks like a MPlayer compiled without x11, xv or gl (or even libSDL) support.
Check you have X11 and OpenGL development headers installed when compiling, possibly also libSDL.
An explicit "-vo gl" when running might be good.

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