[vdr] vdr-xine + mplayer-plugin + MPlayer - is it possible ?

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 20:29:25 CEST 2008

Goga777 wrote:
> Hi
> i try to run MPlayer on my vdr 170 + mplayer-plugin from HG + vdr-xine  (if it possible)
> in mplayer.sh I have written 
> #!/bin/sh
> CMDLINE="mplayer -fs -vo xv -ao alsa -cache 4096 -slave -nolirc -quiet"
> DISPLAY=:0.0 $CMDLINE "$1" |logger
> exit
> but after the start of reply some file with mplayer-plugin I have 
> resume: resume file is '/mnt/asp/video/hdtv/.mplayer.resume'
> resume: assuming empty resume file
> [VO_XV] Could not grab port 65.
> [VO_XV] Could not find free Xvideo port - maybe another process is already
> [VO_XV] using it. Close all video applications, and try again. If that does
> [VO_XV] not help, see 'mplayer -vo help' for other (non-xv) video out drivers.
> Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.
> I think the xine locked the videocard and due to this MPlayer can't lock it.
> Is it possible to solve this issue ?

Your card/driver only has one Xvideo port. Some ATI card maybe?

Possible solutions:
a) Fix xine/vdr-xine to completely release video output (xvideo port)
when ePlayMode is set to pmExtern_THIS_SHOULD_BE_AVOIDED.
b) Change video card or try a different driver.
c) Use some other output method (such as opengl) than Xvideo for either
xine or mplayer.

Anssi Hannula

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