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Re: No video with mplayer and mplayer-plugin

Hi, I have this problem too, after having ran xawdecode(xawtv) on my 2nd screen. The only way to get mplayer to work on the main screen is to append -vo x11, but i don't get fullscreen mode. It appears that after running xawdecode on the 2nd display, there is a process in zombie state named "[play] defunct" that i can't kill at all. Yesterday i noticed that running xawdecode on the main screen and switching it off killed the process, and mplayer worked greatly again.

I find this strange, anyway it seems to be working that way...


Julien Le Houérou

Robin Laing wrote:

D. D. Brierton wrote:

On Sun, 2005-04-17 at 12:52 -0400, R L wrote:

When you say no video, do you mean that you see a blue screen instead? I get that occasionally with mplayer, and I have no idea what causes it. The problem seems to be caused by mplayer, but once it's occurred no other video player (xine, gstreamer) works either. The only solution I have found is rebooting, which is absurd, but I haven't found any other way of getting it to work again. Logging out and logging back in again doesn't work, and neither does restarting X.

Best, Darren

I have had this occur from time to time but I didn't need a reboot just to logout and back in again. If I try a different driver it mplayer will still work. I think the driver I use when this happens is xv.

I think it has something to do with the way mplayer writes to the video card. It seems to corrupt the memory or a buffer some how.

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