Mplayer does not work in Karmic [partly SOLVED]

Perry pwhite at
Sun Dec 27 15:17:03 GMT 2009

Le Sunday 27 December 2009 15.20:31 Perry, vous avez écrit (you wrote) :
> Hi,
> Mplayer does not work in Karmic (it does in Jaunty)
> It pops out: "Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo)
>  device." Clicking OK and sound works but no image.
> I tried version from normal repos and from
> <> after having read that it
>  helped someone.
> I'm not using Dragon Player because I'm looking for a program able to
>  handle .srt for subtitling.
> Any suggestion for a cure or another suitable program.
> Thanks in advance		Perry
Follow up:

I got it working directly from a shell. 
Launching the .flv from GUI, even "in a terminal" did not do the trick.
I will try to downgrade because the testing version suppressed the gui 
And then I will have to tackle the encoding problem (for files I exchange with 
M$ users)...Still some work up front.
Cheers		Perry

BOFH excuse #333: A plumber is needed, the network drain is clogged

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