Mplayer does not work in Karmic

Jonas Norlander jonorland at
Sun Dec 27 20:49:02 UTC 2009

2009/12/27 Perry <pwhite at>:
> 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.

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

/ Jonas

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