Re: Strange Gnome-Mplayer bug--anyone else seeing this?
No I've never seen that before. I have an idea you can try, and even if it doesn't solve your problem it will be an improvement anyway. Go to launchpad and grab the latest version of SMPlayer. It's a front-end for MPlayer that gives you a much nicer user interface with more options. Who knows you may like it better, and it may kill your bug at the same time.
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