[vdr] Mplayer mpegpes not working

Simon Baxter linuxtv at nzbaxters.com
Fri Aug 19 14:21:31 CEST 2005

> > 
> > I have modified my mplayer.sh to use the X output rather than mpegpes,
> > so a mplayer window opens up to play the .avi file or whatever.  But a
> > weird problem occurs.
> Why don't use the "xineplayer" which comes with vdr-xine (see 
> documentation)?

I have been, but it gives no SLAVE control.

> > -If xine is running (I use the xine player as my card has no mpeg2
> > decode) the mplayer window launches full screen, but the video is in a
> > smaller window with huge black borders
> > 
> > -If xine isn't running, and VDR is using skincurses, the mplayer window
> > opens up fullscreen with full screen video fine.
> Only one XV window can be present at one time. Mplayer falls back to -vo 
> x11, which doesn't support hardware scaling. If you have powerful enough 
> system, you can enable software scaling with mplayer -zoom option. 
> Mplayer will still try hardware scaling first, and uses the software 
> only as a fallback.

I've now configured the mplayer.sh to use -vo gl2 which seems to work
fine.  Thanks for your help.

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