Re: gmplayer up the creek for DVDs
Sven Arvidsson on 18/12/06 14:43, wrote:
On Mon, 2006-12-18 at 14:30 +0000, Adam Hardy wrote:
mplayer is working pretty well on my system with DVDs, but gmplayer is a disaster.
My main problems (which are fine when run from the comand line) are:
- the aspect ratio is wrong (the pic is too tall)
- choosing the play button or 'play' from the menu plays the intro splash, not
the whole dvd and I can't find a way to do that
I completely de-installed them both to eliminate any old config I might have
had, and re-installed, but that had no effect.
How? apt-get remove leaves all config files on the system, using apt-get
purge will delete them. Any configuration files in you home directory is
gmplayer seems to have a different configuration file than mplayer,
maybe the video output is different between the two and that's why the
aspect ratio is wrong?
I thought -purge deleted everything. I shall try again....
OK, there was no gmplayer config, but there was some mplayer config and I
deleted that, but it made no difference to the aspect ratio.
Interestingly, after downloading a few other DVD players, I found that kmplayer
works fine - this uses mplayer, but it is also based on xine, so I guess it
could be using that instead.
I checked out vlc and that just like kmplayer operates fine too.
Ogle seemed to be OK for the aspect ratio too (but I couldn't get the sound
working and it appears there are very few configuration options).
Thanks for the help,