How do people get videos to play during effects?

Asked by Michael James on 2008-01-21

I can watch videos fine, thats not the issue, and I can rotate my cube and all that stuff when I watch a video ONLINE only, but not in VLC or Mplayer, or anything on my computer. I see people being able to do all that stuff in online videos (them using Mplayer; me youtube). How do I do that, when I try, the video playing area turns blue.

Is it just that I don't have a powerful enough video card?

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Vojtěch Trefný
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2008-01-21
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2008-01-21
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2008-01-21

Maybe it is problem with video output. In MPlayer choose Preference (right click to mplayer window) → Video → Available drivers → try to change it - select one of these three options - "xv", "x11", "gl" - you must test it but I'm sure that with one of them will it be OK... I don't use VLC so I don't know where to change video output there, but I think it's similar.

Michael James (mbj1103) said : #2

Cool, Thanks!

Is there a way to change it globally, like maybe with gconf-editor?

Unfortunately not - it is self thing of each of this programs...

Michael James (mbj1103) said : #4

Thanks Vojtěch Trefný, that solved my question.