Subject: Re: very weird problem with mplayer and XFree86 on a Thinkpad...
To: Steve Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 10/20/2004 14:10:26
On Wed, 20 Oct 2004, Steve Bellovin wrote:
> I'm not sure where to post this, but since it happend on a NetBSD
> system I'll start here... My daughter has a Thinkpad running 2.0beta
> with XFree86 4.4.0. With the machine connected via a port replicator
> to an external monitor, she tried viewing something with mplayer.
> The movie showed up on the laptop screen; on the external monitor, all
> she saw was a blue square. I didn't even know that was possible!
mplayer is probably using XV video extension.
mplayer -vo help
This should make it use normal X11:
mplayer -vo X11
(But has worse performance.)
Or configure your XFree86 for video overlay. I don't know how. If you have
a radeon, have a look in radeon(4) man page.
Jeremy C. Reed
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