[opensource] mplayer fullscreen issue

Marc Uhrich uhrich.1 at gradsch.ohio-state.edu
Mon Mar 26 10:55:38 EDT 2007

Thanks for the response Wesley,
I have tried it with only the full screen option.  I've found places
that insinuate the -zoom option is only available using software
rendering which explains why it only works for x11 video mode.  A friend
suggested using VLC instead of Mplayer for a variety of different
reasons and it seems to play video full screen without any issues.
Until I see a significant advantage with Mplayer or a shortcoming with
VLC I think I'll stick with it.  
Thanks again,

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Subject: Re: [opensource] mplayer fullscreen issue

On Wed, 2007-03-21 at 10:17 -0400, Marc Uhrich wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I'm having an issue getting mplayer to fill the whole screen while
> an accelerated output on my DLP TV (1280x720).  Initially, I was using
> the -vo mode of x11 in conjunction with the -zoom option.  This
> an output that does fill the entire screen; however, without video
> acceleration the picture is choppy.  While this can be mediated by
> allowing frame dropping and some other mplayer flag magic, I would
> rather use the video card in my computer to, well, do its job.

I've had problems with recent versions of Mplayer being choppy. I
upgraded my system a few weeks ago and used the latest NVIDIA drivers
and that problem has seemed to have gone away.

Anyway, have you tried Mplayer with just the "-fs" (fullscreen) option?

This seems to work fine for me, and produces a full-screen video from a
320x240 video: 

$ mplayer -fs -vo xv [filename]

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