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17th March 2005, 03:23 PM
I installed mplayer from the DAG repository using YUM and when I try to play a movie I get a fatal error: Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device. This has happend to me on more than one Fedora Core 3 box.

Any ideas?

17th March 2005, 04:21 PM
Instead of using yum for mplayer, I would suggest compiling it from source. If you compile the source, the configure script will fit the installation to your system, unlike the generic mplayer. The generic mplayer doesn't know anything about your system, so it doesn't know which driver to use by default, which is the error you are getting. I've compiled mplayer on multiple, different systems and they have all been flawless so far.

18th March 2005, 08:31 AM
I thought so. I used to compile everything from source but these days I've just become really lazy and use yum / rpm for everything. Thanx for the reply, I'll give it a try.