playing a video

norman norman at
Fri Sep 7 16:27:51 UTC 2007

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> > 
> > Is there any way I can change any settings so that I can view this
> > video, it is quite important to me?
> > 
> > Norman
> > 
> > 
> No clue about settings change. However each time I am confronted with
> such a problem, I try my two "emergency swiss army knife" player. First
> vlc and secondly the one and only mplayer. I found that vlc succeeds in
> about 80% of all the videos that I try to open with it and mplayer up to
> now has yet to fail, more precisely, anytime it failed, the video was
> defective and after a fresh download, mplayer was king, once again.

Mplayer gave the following:- 'Error opening/initialising video_out (-vo)
device'. Unless I am using Mplayer incorrectly, non of the videos will
play all giving the same error.


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