Switched Mplayer for VLC to play .wmv files but color blue

I couldn’t get .wmv “windows media player” files to run under linux originally, when firefox defaulted to opening them with mplayer.
I changed the default to vlc player. Now they can play perfectly, but the color is all blue.
different shades of blue the other colors don’t appear.

Anyone know how to fix this.
help appreciated,



You should have followed this guide:
Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - openSUSE Forums

If the problem persists try changing (in preferences) the video output to x11
here is a screen of where to go

Still blue. any other suggestions? >:(

been there done that. headache.
set to x11, and installed those repositories.

Post terminal output of:

zypper lr --details

If you’re not wed to the idea of using VLC you could try smplayer. It has the same backend as mplayer (so it will play just about anything) but the interface is much, much better. More like VLC.

Heres the output of zypper below

| Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type | URI | Service

1 | Packman Repository | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /pub/packman/suse/11.1 |
2 | openSUSE-11.1-Oss | openSUSE-11.1-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/11.1/repo/oss |
3 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-11.1-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes | 100 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/11.1/repo/non-oss |
4 | repo-update | openSUSE-11.1-Update | Yes | Yes | 20 | rpm-md | Index of /update/11.1 |

Smplayer works a lot better now the colors and sound are correct.
However there is still a problem, if I maximize the screen to full screen. If I do I get triple images.
By the way where in kde yast do i go to set my default programs to open files?


If you right click - say a movie file - Properties
Then click on the Spanner icon
In the next box that opens will be a list of applications already used to play and maybe some others
You can move Applications up and down in the list and add if necessary.

you have no idea how mad this makes me, i can change the association but because i’m not root the configuration won’t save.

Got creative opened konquer from /usr/bin as root
navigated to directory nipped it in the bud. voila mission accomplished. now how in the world do i get it to stop double imaging when i maximize the screen?


Scratch that it doesn’t double image anymore when it runs as root by default.

Very strange. Works for me.
I’m affraid I have to hit the sack now.

I’ll check back in within 6hrs.

Maybe it’s time to update kde to 4,2?
KDE4.2.* (How To Add) Guide. - openSUSE Forums

cool. next thing i need to know is why firefox keeps opening the .wmv with mplayer when smplayer is now set in the settings?>:(

Because the plugin you are using in FF is either the mplayer plugin (which is what it sounds like) or another option is VLC plugin - Both are from packman. I’m not aware of any option to use smplayer.
We are talking about embedded video’s are we, on web sites?

i had the same problem
go to control center-graphics card and monitor
set color to 24 bit