[arch-general] mplayer2 deprecation

Karol Blazewicz karol.blazewicz at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 18:32:57 EDT 2013

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 8:48 PM,  <coffeekingms at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 01, 2013 at 02:33:08AM +0800, Rashif Ray Rahman wrote:
>> On 31 October 2013 17:55,  <coffeekingms at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > hi
>> > Thanks for the help. That worked better than my attempts did, although now when I start mplayer with the alias I get the following:
>> > [fbdev2] Screensize is smaller than video size (1600x900 < 1600x1200)
>> > FATAL: Cannot initialize video driver.
>> > I used to run into these issues all the time. Am I missing anything, or is it just not possible to watch videos in console with mplayer?
>> Yes, this will happen if the scaling done by mplayer pushes either of
>> the resolutions to go beyond the real screen estate. In my experience,
>> this has never happened. As you can read from the manual:
>> "value>8
>>      Set width to value and calculate height to keep correct aspect ratio."
>> I get the same errors as you if I issue -xy 1367. For some reason, the
>> height is scaled beyond your screen area. Try with a lower value, that
>> will leave just a bit of black around the video. Please also try a Big
>> Buck Bunny video. [1]
>> When all else fails, issue -x and -y separately (which breaks aspect
>> ratio, stretching where needed).
>> [1] http://www.bigbuckbunny.org/index.php/download/
>> --
>> GPG/PGP ID: C0711BF1
> hi
> Thanks again for the help. Splitting the -x and -y values worked. The video is just a bit blurry, but I can't see too well, so that could either be my vision or an artifact of the stretching.
> In any case, it's more than good enough. i can finally watch videos in the console.
> Thanks
> Kendell clark

Can you please tell me
* why not use mplayer2 as you did before?
* why not use any player in X?

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