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    VDPAU install went wrong

    Hi,

    I tried installing VDPAU but something went wrong and now I can't get Mplayer working no mater what I try. so far I have tried installing Mplayer with VDPAU support using the avenard repository and this how to. I have tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it from the regular repository. I cant get it to launch from the menu or from a terminal, it will start in Myth only to play a SD file but there will be no sound.
    Ultimately I would like to have Mplayer working with VDPAU support, but for starters I would be happy ifI could get my system back to the way it used to be.

    Thanks,

    Trev

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    Re: VDPAU install went wrong

    Hi trevs.bronco,

    I am not sure if I can offer any advice on your broken install of MPlayer but I have published a well-tested guide on these forums that should at least get you a working copy of MPlayer, minus vdpau,:

    HowTo: Install the very latest MPlayer under Jaunty Jackalope
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1081070

    Just make sure that you have emptied your system of all copies of MPlayer to start with.

    Andrew
    You think that's air you're breathing now?

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    Re: VDPAU install went wrong

    You may need to delete your ~/.mplayer directory (Back it up first, of course, just in case)
    When I fist installed mplayer with VDPAU support, the settings would cause mplayer to segfault.

    Also, you may want to consider making a new .mplayer directory with a config file, with the following in it:

    Code:
    [default]
    vo=vdpau                         # Force VDPAU out
    vc=ffmpeg12vdpau,ffwmv3vdpau,ffvc1vdpau,ffh264vdpau,    #Prioritize VDPAU codecs
    framedrop=1                        #Allow frame discards
    (That trailing comma on the vc= line is important, it is permission for mplayer to skip on to other codecs should the vdpau codecs not be appropriate for the file you're asking it to play.)
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