[mythtv-users] mplayer has problems in myth

Allen Edwards allen.p.edwards at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 20:25:11 UTC 2009

Is this the right string to play videos?
mplayer -fs -zoom -quiet -vo xv %s

I have a few problems.
1) On some videos, I get to a still, like the parental warning, and
everything hangs there.  Have to restart X to get out.
2) On some videos, the menu shows only cursor positions, no text or
background image so you can't tell what to do.
3) There are skips on the audio.  This I can live with and think it is
probably in the video itself but thought I would list it.

The only one I trouble shot is the first and mplayer can play past the
parental warning when started outside myth.  In cases 1 and 2 using VLC
plays the video fine but the WAF is non-existent for this mode so I have to
do it.  If myth won't play the video when I am not there, the video doesn't
get watched.

I updated mplayer to 1.0rc2-4.2.4 which I think is the latest one.  No

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