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Re: [vox-tech] mplayer color problem

I didn't even think to check changing the video driver because the problem
seemed persistant across different applications.  Didn't occur to me that
they could all be using the same video drivers.

The problem seems to only occur with the SDL driver, which is fullscreen.

The x11 driver is windowed and the color looks great.

The gl/gl2 drivers are fullscreen and the colors look great, but my system,
a 3.0GHz P4 with Intel 82865G graphics chipset, is too slow to play the video
with these drivers.  The video stutters badly.

At least I know of a driver that gives me good colors and can play video
without stutter.

But is this graphics chipset really that bad?  The CPU itself is pretty
fast, although at 512MB, the system memory is a bit on the low side.

I've played Quake 3, which uses SDL, on this computer and it plays fine.
When I get home, I'll take a look at the cutscenes and see if they suffer
from the same washed out color.

For now it seems like I need to choose between windowed x11 or full screen
SDL.  I have to admit, I'm a little jealous of MS Windows users.  Video in
either windowed or fullscreen mode at work "just works".   :(  :(


On Tue 13 Jun 06, 12:06 AM, Mark K. Kim <lugod2@cbreak.org> said:
> Mplayer, Xine, TV, and various video apps use the Xv extension of the X
> Window, which in turn uses the YUV overlay.  As I recall, my Nvidia card
> has configuration that lets you configure the YUV overlay colors
> separately using a custom Nvidea tool.  The name escapes me for the
> moment but it probably begins with `nv`.  Worth taking a look.
> BTW, you can test to see if the overlay is causing problems by running
> Mplayer with a different video output, such as "x11", "gl", or "gl2":
>   mplayer -vo x11 myvideo.mpg
> The TV application should also have a similar option.
> -Mark
> On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 12:20:08AM -0400, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > hi all,
> > 
> > a few weeks ago, (probably after an aptitude upgrade) mplayer started to
> > display desaturated, washed out colors.  people look like ghosts.  it's
> > nearly black and white.
> > 
> > same thing happens with gxine and gtv, so it's a general video problem.
> > static images (jpg, pdf, etc) look fine.
> > 
> > i'm kind of stumped.  any ideas on how to fix the colors?
> > 
> > thanks,
> > pete
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