[vdr] softdevice (directfb) and mplayer plugins

Tony Houghton h at realh.co.uk
Fri Sep 2 15:59:57 CEST 2005

In <20050902152235.M76763 at mellander.org>, Per Mellander wrote:

> I have a EPIA M10000 that's running vdr-1.3.30, softdevice and streamdev.
> I wanted it to be able to play other than vdr recordings so I installed the 
> mplayer plugin. The problem is that I'm having a hard time getting it to 
> work. I can play movies by using the fbdev as output ( that's VO=fbdev in 
> mplayer.sh.conf ). This gives a somewhat uncorrect aspect ratio ;) What I 
> really wan't to ask is if it's possible to use the directfb output for 
> mplayer aswell? Choosing directfb gives me a black picture and replaying 
> stops after a few seconds.
> mplayer alone plays correct with -vo directfb

I used to have problems using the mplayer plugin with softdevice, both
using DirectFB on a Matrox G450 TV out, but IIRC mplayer used to run OK
and it was VDR that wouldn't work again when mplayer had finished.

Have you tried the softplay plugin?

TH * http://www.realh.co.uk

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