Since upgrading to Open SUSE 11 I have started to come across a number of problems, some with the help of this excellent forum and its expert users I have solved, however this one is driving me nuts.
I run Firefox 3, Gnome, Mplayer (including the Mozilla Plugin), SMPlayer.
Whenever I try to play an mpg or Windows media file on a web page it does one or other of the following
1.Loads the clip into Mplayer in Firefox and I get sound but no video
2.Downloads the clip to my desktop, but if I try to open it using MPlayer I get sound but no video but the following error message “Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo)device
Yet if I open the clip on my desktop with SMPlayer I get sound and vision! BUT I have no right click access to SMPlayer.
Thank you for your help what I find odd is that I have only had this problem since upgrading to SUSE 11, and its getting worse now if I download an MPG and try toplay it in SMPlayer all I see is a blue screen!
I’ve also noticed two types of causes for this problem:
a. one is using an Intel graphic driver, or alternatively
b. one has special desktop effects enabled, which is bringing about this problem.
For case-b, if you have special desktop effects enabled, try either disabling the special effects, or try switching the output video mode of your player from “auto” (or from “xv” (xvideo)) to “x11” and see if that helps.
To see if case-b applies to you, type:grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.confwhich will list the drivers that your xorg.conf file is configured to have loaded