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Old 27th August 2011
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Default Issues WIth Mplayer and Vlc

I'm trying to playback some movies(avi or mkv) with mplayer and vlc.
On all videos if i press f for fullscreen mplayer will extend the window,but the video won't change dimensions.This happens to all videos with mplayer and to some with vlc.

for example if i try to playback an mkv file:

           **** Your system is too SLOW to play this!  ****

Possible reasons, problems, workarounds:
- Most common: broken/buggy _audio_ driver
  - Try -ao sdl or use the OSS emulation of ALSA.
  - Experiment with different values for -autosync, 30 is a good start.
- Slow video output
  - Try a different -vo driver (-vo help for a list) or try -framedrop!
- Slow CPU
  - Don't try to play a big DVD/DivX on a slow CPU! Try some of the lavdopts,
    e.g. -vfm ffmpeg -lavdopts lowres=1:fast:skiploopfilter=all.
- Broken file
  - Try various combinations of -nobps -ni -forceidx -mc 0.
- Slow media (NFS/SMB mounts, DVD, VCD etc)
  - Try -cache 8192.
- Are you using -cache to play a non-interleaved AVI file?
  - Try -nocache.
Read DOCS/HTML/en/video.html for tuning/speedup tips.
If none of this helps you, read DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports.html.

My pc is not slow; i mean i have i quad core ,3gb ram and was able to playback any kind of files with no problems back in the Ubuntu days.

Also if i try

mplayer -ao sdl thundercats.2011.s01e01-e02.720p.hdtv.x264-orenji.mkv

SUB: Added subtitle file (1): ./thundercats.2011.s01e01-e02.720p.hdtv.x264-orenji.srt
[VO_XV] It seems there is no Xvideo support for your video card available.
[VO_XV] Run 'xvinfo' to verify its Xv support and read
[VO_XV] DOCS/HTML/en/video.html#xv!
[VO_XV] See 'mplayer -vo help' for other (non-xv) video out drivers.
[VO_XV] Try -vo x11.
Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec codec family
Selected video codec: [ffh264] vfm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg H.264)
Opening audio decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg/libavcodec audio decoders
AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 448.0 kbit/29.17% (ratio: 56000->192000)
Selected audio codec: [ffac3] afm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg AC-3)
No such audio driver 'sdl'
Could not open/initialize audio device -> no sound.
Audio: no sound
Starting playback...
Movie-Aspect is 1.78:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
VO: [x11] 1280x720 => 1280x720 Planar YV12 
[swscaler @ 0x3c1f2c00]using unscaled yuv420p -> bgra special converter

As it's like what says in the message;i have no sound.

Also both on vlc and mplayer i cannot play subtitles that are not embed.Embed subtitles appear normally.On vlc i went to preferences>subtitles & OSD and changed default encoding to greek-iso 8859-7.(This worked for me on my linux machines but as it seems, i need to make some other settings on OpenBSD.I don't know how i can do the same on mplayer.

Do i need to use a different player?
Do i need to make some additional/new settings to my players?

Any tip would be really useful or maybe o working mplayer config file.

Last edited by sepuku; 27th August 2011 at 06:34 PM.
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