[SOLVED] vdpau gnome-mplayer: option panel each time?

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[SOLVED] vdpau gnome-mplayer: option panel each time?

Postby jupiter66 on Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:01 pm

I would like to use vdpau with gnome-mplayer on mint13-cinnamon (nvidia proprietary drivers). It works, but each time I load a movie, I have to visit the option panel and close it (wihtout changing anything). Otherwise I only get sound (black or grey image). I tried to replace mplayer2 by mplayer and have the same behaviour. Actually, I use "gl" instead of "vdpau" (in gnome-mplayer options) as a workaround, since I don't want to open the option panel each time (particulary in a web plugin). However, I would prefer to use vdpau since its cpu usage is much lower. Since I know it's working, it should be easy to get rid of this small anooyance, no?

It seems to be a "bug", but I did'nt find it reported elsewhere... I harly believe I'm alone in this situation.
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Re: vdpau gnome-mplayer: option panel each time?

Postby veggen on Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:12 am

I've seen the same thing, starting from Mint 13. This and other annoying bugs lead me to drop Gnome MPlayer for SMplayer. I even made sure to completely remove it from my system, that's what I think of that player.
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Re: vdpau gnome-mplayer: option panel each time?

Postby jupiter66 on Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:45 am

veggen wrote:I've seen the same thing, starting from Mint 13. This and other annoying bugs lead me to drop Gnome MPlayer for SMplayer.


Thank you veggen for this suggestion. SMplayer works very well! The time slider doesn't work, but only for m2ts file (can do 10 minutes jumps, so I have a workaround). With vdpau, this slider never works in gnome mplayer (any file), so even on this aspect smplayer is better.

I wonder why smplayer is not included by default instead gnome mplayer. At least, if gnome mplayer is chosen, this bug should be corrected... But I will mark this discussion as "solved" since it's very easy to install smplayer.
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