mplayer; ATI grafic card; -vo / -vop

Paul Boehmer paul at
Fri Jun 27 04:50:47 PDT 2003

Have you tried:

mplayer -vo x11 movie.avi

or simply run:

mplayer -vo help

and get a list of output options.  This is all documented in the mplayer
man page, and in fact, is outputed in your mplayer attachment:

vo: X11 running at 1024x768 with depth 8 and 8 bpp (":0.0" => local
It seems there is no Xvideo support for your video card available.
Run 'xvinfo' to verify its Xv support, and read Xv section of
DOCS/video.html !
See 'mplayer -vo help' for other (non-xv) video out drivers. Try -vo x11

As a side note, you might want to change your X config and increase your
bit depth (DefaultDepth), as 8 bit video output is not going to be that

Hope this helps

Paul Boehmer
paul at

On Fri, 27 Jun 2003 freebsd_deamon at wrote:

> dear list
> yesterday i installt mplayer on my notebook (acer Travelmate 603TER)
> unfortunately mplayer tells me when envoked with an *.avi file that it cannot init
> -vo / -vop
> i don't understand a lot multimedia or X therefore; might someone help me
> please by telling me how to solve the problem or pointing me to some
> (understandable) literature
> my X log; the mplayer output and dmesg are attached
> Thanks in advance
> zheyu

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