[MPlayer-DOCS] CVS: main/DOCS/man/en mplayer.1,1.1170,1.1171

Corey Hickey bugfood-ml at fatooh.org
Tue Dec 13 02:51:34 CET 2005

Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>>>>>mplayer /dev/hda -demuxer rawvideo -rawvideo fps=10:w=640:h=480 -fs
>>>>>It's amazing how much green I get. I'd think it'd be the random noise most of
>>>>>the time :-)
>>>>Actually, I was amazed at the total opposite, I got too much random noise, 
>>>>I was expecting green.
>>>I'm jealous of you guys right now, all I get is
>>>File not found: '/dev/hda4'
>>>Failed to open /dev/hda4
>>If /dev/hda4 actually exists on your system, then the error message is
>>erroneous: it's a permissions issue. Try it as root, or grant your
>>normal user read access to the device.
> Doh, yes, of course.  But why this misleading error message?

Looks like the "File not found" error is printed regardless of the
reason open() failed. Look at demuxer.c at about line 120:

    if(f<0) {
      return STREAM_ERROR;

I'll go ahead and make a patch to look at errno and print appropriate
messages for any errors that might happen.


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