[clug] Re: [Linux-aus] mplayer full screen

Paul Wayper paulway at mabula.net
Sat Mar 15 00:06:12 GMT 2008

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Deepan Chakravarthy wrote:
| Hi All,
| I am running Fedora core 7. When I play movies with mplayer,
| it does not play in full screen. Even if I press f for full screen,
| it plays the movie only in the center portion of the screen.
| I also tried mplayer -vo xv movie.avi .. It plays in full screen,
| but dies after sometime saying my system is too slow. I guess is
| has some thing to do with the video cards.. is there a fix ?

What you need to do is find a video out mode that offloads as much work to
your display hardware as possible.  You can find out what modes mplayer
supports by

mplayer -vo help

The gl and gl2 modes offload the image scaling to your graphics card's texture
scaling hardware, which otherwise takes a lot of CPU time.  If you can get the
XvMC modes working then they offload more of the decode, especially if you're
playing MPEG2 on the right hardware.  I haven't had a lot of luck getting the
other modes to work, and the ASCII modes are amusing but fairly useless.


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