> On Mon, 29 Jul 2002 17:04:38 +0800, mirv staggered into the Black Sun
> and said:
>> I have a problem of not being able to have any video playback (used
>> mplayer, xine, various other progs) with the same result of no video,
>> but audio comes out fine. Is this due to the somewhat limited support
>> for the 8500 in X, or is it just not enough tinkering on my part?
> It could be either one. I thought that the Xv extension was working
> with the Radeon 8500, but ICBW. When you run "xdpyinfo | grep -i xv", do
> you get any output? You should see "XVideo". What video output codec
> is MPlayer trying to use? If you take the default options from
> ./configure , MPlayer will try to use XVIDIX, which I have never been
> able to get to work. If you pass it "-vo xv", it will try to use Xv
> instead, which is much better if your video card and X server can handle
> Xv. Or you can pass it "-vo x11" which should work anywhere, at the
> cost of being slower.
>> Debian sid, xfree86 4.2.0 (source compiled), kernel 2.4.17 if that's
>> any help.
> Hm. X 4.2.0 should have no problems, the kernel shouldn't be relevant
> unless you're using DRI (are you?)