SLED 10 : MPlayer plug-in for Firefox plays sound but does not display video

  • 3170791
  • 20-Jul-2006
  • 26-Apr-2012

Environment


Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

Situation

When visiting sites that utilize the MPlayer plug-in for Firefox, sound plays but there is no picture or visual images being displayed.

Resolution

A possible resolution is to alter the video output configuration option.
  1. Open /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf
  2. Locate the line for the video output (begins with "vo=").
  3. Remove the XVideo option ("xv").
  4. Save the file
  5. Restart Firefox and try the site again.
For example, a line consisting of :
vo=xv,x11
would be altered to read :
vo=x11
Upon restarting Firefox, the MPlayer plug-ins will attempt to use the x11 drivers for video output instead of the XVideo driver.

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