Re: Blue movies - literally!
Raj Kiran Grandhi wrote:
I am attempting to play a video file, but the image is just varying
shades of blue. I had this once before and logged out and back in,
which cleared it temporarily. However, now it has come back again.
This is despite the mediaplayer I am using - kaffeine or mplayer or
vlc. What do I look for to even debug it?
It could be a hardware issue. Try changing the video output driver to
a software based one (`-vo x11 -zoom' in mplayer should do) and see if
Alternatively, you can try playing from a newly created user account
to check if it has anything to do with your configuration setup.
Yes, this *does* help. Now, how would I make this the default for apps
like vlc xine kaffeine and all of the rest? I guess that it is a
question of setting this up as a system default. Any ideas?
You can put it in /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf or ~/.mplayer/config. The
lines to add are:
I am not so sure of vlc and others. Be aware, however, that the software
based rendering and scaling are significantly slower and highly cpu
intensive. It may be worth the effort to troubleshoot and video driver
issues you may be facing regarding hardware rendering.
Raj Kiran Grandhi
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