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Re: watching an avi

On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 01:01:24AM -0700, Basajaun wrote:
> Rick Pasotto wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 18, 2005 at 04:42:14PM -0400, Antonio Rodriguez wrote:
> > > On Sat, Sep 17, 2005 at 07:48:26PM -0400, Rick Pasotto wrote:
> > > > System:
> > > > 	KM4M-V motherboard with onboard video using via driver
> > > > 	1-gig of ram (using less than 300mb)
> > > > 	Running testing so have switched to X-org
> > > >
> > > > Most of the time I can watch avi videos using xine with no problem, even
> > > > full screen. Sometimes xine runs but the display window remains black
> > > > and the sound plays fine. At least once when this happened I was able to
> > > > view the avi with kaboodle after which xine then worked properly.
> > > >
> > > > Now xine, kaboodle, and noatrun are all failing.
> > >
> > > Try maplayer, also install from the same marillat site the win32 codex
> >
> > How will that either solve or analyse the problem?
> If your problem isn't not being able to play a video, then, logically,
> mplayer won't help, no. Yes, I am being sarcastic.

The problem is that xine and kaboodle are FAILING.

> Antonio's answer is helpful because:
> 1) It might solve your problem. Mplayer could actually be able to
> suceed where others failed.

Running some *other* application will not solve the problem of *this*
application's failure after running succesfully several times.

> 2) It might help analyze the problem, e.g.: if mplayer w/o win32 codecs
> can't play your video, but w/ them it can, then the problem is missing
> codecs. If Mplayer, be it w/ or w/o codecs, can play the video, then
> the problem is on the other playes. OTOH, if mplayer also fails, the
> problem could be either X.org or a corrupted video or... God knows.

Look, I said that xine failed *after* running successfully many times.
There is nothing wrong with the codecs or the video.

> It might help "analyzing" the problem, if you stated it more clearly,
> like, for example, if the players fail with a given new video, or they
> also fail with videos that the had "always" been able to play.

I *did* state that the failure was on videos that had previously played.

> Maybe it's a silly question, but from:
> > unix_connect: can't connect to server
> > (unix:/tmp/mcop-rick/mnr_niof_net-7c4f-432ca596)
> I'd make the wild guess that maybe your /tmp is full? Either that or
> maybe the $DISPLAY is set wrong (another wild guess)?

/tmp has over 2gig free and if $DISPLAY were set wrong then *nothing*
would work.

> Does it help to "killall artsd" before running the player? I ask it
> because of the following, although kaboodle seems to be handling it
> correctly:
> > There are already artsd objects registered, looking if they are active...
> >... cleaned 5 unused mcop global references.

'ps ax|grep artsd' returns nothing.

"You have not converted a man because you have silenced him."
		-- John Morley
    Rick Pasotto    rick@niof.net    http://www.niof.net

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