mplayer and xv problem

Michel Dänzer michel at
Thu Jun 21 00:09:27 PDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-06-20 at 22:52 +0200, Łukasz Mierzwa wrote:
> Wednesday 20 of June 2007 19:20:18 napisałeś(-łaś):
> > On Wed, 2007-06-20 at 17:26 +0200, Łukasz Mierzwa wrote:
> > > I got Acer 5024 laptop with ATI Radeon X700, I'm now using current git
> > > xf86-video-ati driver on gentoo box. When I watch movies with mplayer
> > > and I minimize the video window it sometimes goes white after restoring
> > > and the only way to get it to show my movie is to switch to fullscreen.
> > > Does anyone got same problem? I run KDE 3.5.6 with composite switched on
> > > in kwin, DRI is on and running, EXA disabled so I use XAA.
> >
> > Which version of xserver?
> 1.3.0
> It happens with xv and x11 output, it's not white as I wrote, overlay color 
> key (color which is replaced by video) is filled with background window 
> (konsole or wallpaper and so). I need to switch to fullscreen or just move 
> the window. With xv the video area is filled with background, with x11 only 
> the part of window that is not filled by video (like black horizontal borders 
> that some movies have).

It sounds like maybe mplayer ends up using an ARGB visual. Do the
problems go away if you start it like below?


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Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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