Mplayer does not work in Karmic

Jonas Norlander jonorland at gmail.com
Sun Dec 27 20:49:02 GMT 2009


2009/12/27 Perry <pwhite at bluewin.ch>:
> 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
> <https://launchpad.net/~rvm/+archive/testing> 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.

You could try smplayer, it uses mplayer libraries but with a KDE GUI.
As for your error have you tried to change the video output driver for
Mplayer?

/ Jonas



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