Re: problems with totem
On Sat, 2007-06-09 at 23:51 +0200, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 09, 2007 at 17:27:59 -0300, Marcelo Chiapparini wrote:
> > On Sat, 2007-06-09 at 14:52 -0400, Andrew J. Barr wrote:
> > > Please try either player using the standard XPutImage driver--e.g.
> > > disable Xvideo--and tell us what that does. Usually the video
> > > output driver is called "x11" or "xshm". VLC should have GUI for this,
> > > in Totem you can change the output in ~/.gnome2/totem_config for the
> > > xine-lib version, or using the GNOME control center application for the
> > > Gstreamer version.
> > Andrew
> > I tried with VLC first. In the video output module section the video
> > output module field was "default". Which didn't work. The are many
> > options, but the only one which works is "X11 video output". With this
> > option I can play videos with VLC now! thank you very much!
> > Regarding totem (I am running totem-xine), well, in totem_config there
> > are many lines, all commented out. I can't figure out which line changes
> > the video output, sorry... any suggestion?
> > As you suggested in another email, I tried mplayer too:
> > mplayer -vo x11 <file name>
> > and all clips played fine!
> > but when I do:
> > mplayer -vo Xvideo <file name>
> > I only get sound, no video...
> > How can I define the correct video output for all applications? is it
> > possible to do it in some configuration system file?
> I think you have to configure that separately for each multimedia
> player, in either a "settings" menu or a configuration file.
> I am still puzzled that your Xvideo does not work; your Xorg.log and
> output of xvinfo did not look so bad. If you can use Xvideo you will get
> better video playback quality with less CPU usage.
> You could try to install the "xvattr" package and then run the following
> xvattr -a XV_SWITCHCRT -v 1
Florian, that was my problem! I discovered it googling before your email
arrives. Thank you very much for your help!
> Maybe that will activate Xvideo on your display. (I am only guessing
> since I have no experience with ATI cards. However, I have a similar
> issue with the Intel 855GM video card of my laptop: By default it
> directs the Xvideo output to the external CRT display, even if there is
> no external monitor connected. This means that I only see a blue square
> on the LCD screen unless I use xvattr to change that. With my card the
> relevant Xvideo attribute is XV_PIPE; maybe XV_SWITCHCRT does the same
> for your card.)
and it does. I wrote a script with the xvattr command. The only thing is
that I have to run that scrip every time I boot the system. I have to
learn how to ask the system to run it automatically...
> You could also try to play around with other "suspicious" attributes
> reported by xvinfo, e.g.
> xvattr -a XV_DEVICE_ID -v 0
> etc. (See "man xvattr" for further details.)
As I reported before, the XV_SWITCHCRT attribute was the problem. But I
will study the man to learn more.
Thank again for your help and time! Now I am happy with my Xvideo
with the best regards