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I have installed MPlayer. I have vaio with ATI graphics card. When I try to play movie file such as .avi, MPlayer GUI opens, but there is no video (just white GUI) I can see all the control buttons, it also plays the audio, but no video.

What is the error?

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I had the same problem - it is user based.

Drop to a terminal and move into the (normally hidden) .mplayer directory with cd .mplayer

Check the dates and times of the files by an ls -al. Below is mine - note the date on the config file - it was when the video disappeared for me:

drwxrwxr-x    2 roger roger  4096 Jan 25  2009 . 
drwx--x--x. 153 roger roger 20480 Oct 27 23:22 ..
-rw-rw-r--    1 roger roger    44 Jan 25  2009 config
-rw-rw-r--    1 roger roger  2881 Oct 27 23:22 gui.conf
-rw-rw-r--    1 roger roger    70 Oct 27 23:22 gui.history
-rw-rw-r--    1 roger roger    36 Oct 27 23:22 gui.pl
-rw-rw-r--    1 roger roger   838 Oct 27 23:22 gui.url

To fix it, simply delete the config file with: rm config

Try Mplayer and you should have video back.

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Aditya - Open the terminal and play the video using mplayer

mplayer <location of video file>

And copy paste the output messages onto pastebin and post the pastebin link here.

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Type the following in a terminal:

su -c 'yum install xine* && yum install gstreamer*'
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