[MPlayer-users] using VESA and radeon image is purple where black should be

Nick Kurshev nickols_k at mail.ru
Sun Dec 30 18:46:57 CET 2001

Hello, Brian!

On Sun, 30 Dec 2001 11:49:58 -0500 you wrote:

> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> On Sun, Dec 30, 2001 at 11:32:43AM -0500, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> > 
> > Got my new Radeon installed in my new Mplayer box and want to use VESA
> > mode for display.  It all seems to work (even TV-Out!!), however the
> > picture seems to be purple where it should be black. 
> Hmmmm.  After a reboot (and connecting the cable to the TV -- I was
> just using the monitor before) the problem seems to have gone away.
> I am not convinced that mplayer is using the BES on the Radeon card.
> How can I determine if it is?  Mplayer seems to be using up 80+% of an
> AMD K6-300.  I am sure I saw it around 40% last night.  The output on
> the TV also looks as jerky as my non-BES TV-Out card.  I was thinking
> "sweeping" motions would be a lot smoother with this card due to the
> BES.
> The command line I am using is:
> [root at pvr root]# /usr/src/mplayer/k6/mplayer -fs -ao alsa5 -vo vesa:lvo:/dev/radeon_vid <mpeg_file>
If you have radeon2 card then try sync with CVS there was added default gamma correction for such card
(Was report on gatos.sf.net that such correction is need for R200)
> b.
> -- 
> Brian J. Murrell
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Best regards! Nick

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