those .mov files!

Adam Myrow myrowa at
Sat Feb 24 16:38:10 EST 2007

On Sat, 24 Feb 2007, Alex Snow wrote:

> 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.

My experience is that svgalib won't work on 2.6 kernels.  It gives a weird 
error message "svgalib: mmap error rrr."  The easiest way to set things up 
with Mplayer is to edit the file .mplayer/config in your home directory. 
Putting the line "vo=null" in it will instruct Mplayer to use the null 
video output by default.  If you have the framebuffer console coming up at 
boot time, you could change it to "vo=fbdev," and sighted users would be 
able to see video.

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