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    Re: Using server to play video onto TV (yes, i know it's a strange setup)

    how did you get alsa and alsa-utils to install... i keep getting dependency problems??
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    Re: Using server to play video onto TV (yes, i know it's a strange setup)

    Quote Originally Posted by trash View Post
    how did you get alsa and alsa-utils to install... i keep getting dependency problems??
    Code:
    sudo apt-get build-dep alsa alsa-utils

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    Re: Using server to play video onto TV (yes, i know it's a strange setup)

    Quote Originally Posted by trash View Post
    i get fullscreen but really not sure how or why lol but here are the only 2 things different in out config..

    vga=0x0314 as boot option(for whatever reason vga=0x0317 won't work for me)
    and
    scale=800:-3 anything higher than 800 doesn't work for me

    no idea if this will help at all but i figured you wouldn't mind the bump

    EDIT: forgot to mention i have no config file in ~/.mplayer

    Code:
      VGA Resolution Codes for GRUB & Lilo
    --- Depth --
    Colors  bits  640x480  800×600  1024×768  1152×864  1280×1024  1600×1200
       256    8   vga=769  vga=771   vga=773   vga=353   vga=775    vga=796
     32000    ?   vga=784  vga=787   vga=790   vga= ?    vga=793    vga= ? 
     65000   16   vga=785  vga=788   vga=791   vga=355   vga=794    vga=798
     16.7M   24   vga=786  vga=789   vga=792   vga=795   vga=799
    you can create your own config

    nano /home/<username>/.mplayer/config

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    Re: Using server to play video onto TV (yes, i know it's a strange setup)

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    To make sure you got all the codecs needed install the ubuntu-restricted extras meta package.

    Code:
    sudo aptitude install ubuntu-restricted-extras
    Jim
    I installed that.

    Still can't get 300.avi to work (I posted the Mplayer output when i mentioned this a few posts back)

    works in vlc with acsii rendering though
    Last edited by markdavidoff; September 12th, 2008 at 01:14 AM.

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    Re: Using server to play video onto TV (yes, i know it's a strange setup)

    Quote Originally Posted by markdavidoff View Post
    Code:
    sudo apt-get build-dep alsa alsa-utils
    i still get negativity lol, no source package available for alsa... will just have to go n get it from their site which is what i was avoiding form the begining haha.

    yes I did try a couple of configs but just never got it right till finally i got what i needed without.. will probably want to tweak eventually but onething at a time lol
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    Re: Using server to play video onto TV (yes, i know it's a strange setup)

    Quote Originally Posted by trash View Post
    i still get negativity lol, no source package available for alsa... will just have to go n get it from their site which is what i was avoiding form the begining haha.

    yes I did try a couple of configs but just never got it right till finally i got what i needed without.. will probably want to tweak eventually but onething at a time lol
    You may need to add or enable more sources in your repository list in /etc/apt/sources.list

    look here:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/serverg...ositories.html

    don't forget to type:

    sudo apt-get update

    then try again

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    Re: Using server to play video onto TV (yes, i know it's a strange setup)

    Quote Originally Posted by markdavidoff View Post
    You may need to add or enable more sources in your repository list in /etc/apt/sources.list

    look here:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/serverg...ositories.html

    don't forget to type:

    sudo apt-get update

    then try again
    I tried everything, got too frustrated and reinstalled the server. 2nd time around Alsa installed no problem.
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    Re: Using server to play video onto TV (yes, i know it's a strange setup)

    I installed the codecs

    i also installed ffmpeg

    still can't get 300.avi to play with mplayer

    any help?

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    Re: Using server to play video onto TV (yes, i know it's a strange setup)

    For those who upgraded to ubuntu 8.10, don't forget that to get the new medibuntu repository, use:

    Code:
    sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/intrepid.list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
    and then don't forget to:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    and then re-install medibuntu-keyring and w32codecs (i did anyways):

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring
    sudo apt-get install w32codecs
    if things don't work, you may need to re-enable your framebuffer by adding vga=xxx to your /boot/grub/menu.list at the end of the kernel line

    Code:
      VGA Resolution Codes for GRUB & Lilo
    --- Depth --
    Colors  bits  640x480  800×600  1024×768  1152×864  1280×1024  1600×1200
       256    8   vga=769  vga=771   vga=773   vga=353   vga=775    vga=796
     32000    ?   vga=784  vga=787   vga=790   vga= ?    vga=793    vga= ? 
     65000   16   vga=785  vga=788   vga=791   vga=355   vga=794    vga=798
     16.7M   24   vga=786  vga=789   vga=792   vga=795   vga=799
    Last edited by markdavidoff; November 4th, 2008 at 03:18 PM.

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