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

Adam Thomas adam.lloyd at gmail.com
Sat Mar 15 11:41:07 GMT 2008

On 15/03/2008, Paul Wayper <paulway at mabula.net> wrote:
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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 ?

The problem with it only playing in the center of the screen is that
zooming is not enabled.  If you pass -zoom on the commandline that
will scale the video to fit the window (or all the screen in
fullscreen mode).

This can be enabled by default in the /etc/meplayer.conf or
~/.mplayer/config (at least on Debian systems).

>  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.
>  HTH,
>  Paul
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