those .mov files!

Alex Snow alex_snow at
Sat Feb 24 11:52:03 EST 2007

It wants fb0 so it can play video, even though its not a gui 
application.  Try using the -vo option to set output using svgalib if 
it supports that or the dummy video output.
Sat, Feb 24, 2007 at 07:04:59AM -0500, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> Sometimes .mov files get downloaded with podcasts.  I downloaded 
> mplayer-nogui and couldn't get that to do anything but error out.  Get 
> this, a nogui application that still wants to open fb0 and use X.  Since I 
> didn't get X configured enough it would work with any accessibility 
> software on Debian it certainly wasn't configured well enough to support 
> mplayer-nogui.  So when I downloaded mplayer-gui I remember I had used 
> apt-cache search search-string | less to search for similar packages and 
> vlc was also listed.  For that reason I installed both.  Now I don't know 
> if mplayer-nogui will work on this system with some arcane combination of 
> options, but I do know typing vlc was all that was necessary to 
> play a movie file and actually hear something other than bitching about my 
> X-display and lirc and joystick equipment would not work.
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