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Slackware – mplayer – no video when playing video from UI (the selected video_out device is incompatible with this codec)

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Hello again!

I decided to install Slackware 14. After install any movies that I double clicked on were opened and played but with no video screen! When executing the following command the video played just fine!
mplayer video_file

What I found was that I was getting an error of (the selected video_out device is incompatible with this codec). To fix this I went into mplayer preferences and set the Video device to use X11(XImage/Shm) and now videos play within the GUI via double click.

Hope that helps!

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Written by lordfu

November 8, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Posted in Linux, Slackware

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