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

Leo Kliger lkliger at bigpond.net.au
Sat Mar 15 00:13:34 GMT 2008

On Sat, 2008-03-15 at 11:06 +1100, Paul Wayper wrote:

> 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.

Might be easier to install Kplayer (graphical frontend for mplayer)


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