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> Video playback on the 6000, Kino 2, etc.
post Apr 9 2004, 01:07 PM
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I am a recent purchaser of the SL-6000. Very cool product. However, I am trying to run video on it in wmv, avi, or mov format and the player installed on it appears to run ony mpeg-1.

Does anyone know of a player that will play these files? I tried kino but it does not function on the 6000.

Any help would be appreciated smile.gif
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post Nov 1 2004, 08:08 PM
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Hello folks,

thanks to few pointers I got from another SL-6000L owner, I was finally able to get Kino2 to work.

This is what to do:

- First, you have to install version 0.22. The newest version available, 0.3, has mplayer that comes with it apparently compiled specifically for the SL-Cxxx series and it doesn't work with the SL-6000L (don't ask me why, I'm still too new to the world of Zaurus....)
- Once installed, launch it without loading a movie
- Go to File/Preferences/Core and check "Direct Access to Frame Buffer"
- Go to File/Preferences/Video and check "Enable Doublebuffering"
- Go to File/Preferences/Audio and check "ffmpeg"
- All the other checkboxes in the three Preferences tabs should be unchecked. I found that especially "Enable Overlay" messes up with the player and prevent it from working.

Kino2 so configured should play almost anything you throw at it. I have played succesfully MPEG1, MPEG2 and Divx encoded movies (320x240, 300kpbs, 25fps).
Depending on the frame rate you are using you may have to check also "Drop Frames" in Preferences/Core.

With the above configuration Kino2 will play in portrait mode in a landscape video window of 320x240, which is quite small considering the potential of the SL-6000L screen.
As of today I have not yet been able to get it to play in full landscape and in QVGA mode, although the checkboxes in Preferences/Video/Fullscreen are supposed to allow to do just that and it is possible to do so with Kino2 installed on the SL-Cxxx series.

A possible cause is that Kino2, being just the GUI for the underlying mplayer, is for some reason unable to pass the commands to mplayer. In Preferences/Core the "Advanced mplayer options" box should allow to give addtional commans to mplayer. I'll try to experiment with that, but first I got to learn the mplayer command set

If anybody else has been able to get Kino2 to work in fullscreen landscape and 320x240 QVGA mode (just like you can do with the original Media Player with "Display with magnified screen" checked), I'll gladly accept suggestions!!!!!!

Happy Tweaking.
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markwaldin   Video playback on the 6000   Apr 9 2004, 01:07 PM
yodabob   You might try download the trial version of tkcVid...   Apr 9 2004, 05:05 PM
markwaldin   Thanks for suggestion. I did talk to Shawn at the...   Apr 13 2004, 08:27 PM
tumnus   Try searching the forums for 6000 and tkcvideo. So...   Apr 13 2004, 11:15 PM
clivel   QUOTEI downloaded the CXX version of tckVideo and ...   Apr 14 2004, 08:37 AM
lardman   What about mplayer? (with xmms as a front end if y...   Apr 14 2004, 09:16 AM
maslovsky   You may try kino2 (available for download at this ...   Apr 19 2004, 11:24 AM
coolass   I tried kino2 but it didn't work for me .It kept s...   Apr 19 2004, 01:41 PM
lwong   Dr.Z video player works on SL6000   Apr 21 2004, 06:05 PM
AsLan^   Hello, I was hoping this wouldnt need its own thre...   Sep 4 2004, 08:44 PM
BarryW   I have dr z. It plays, but not well. Stuff that ...   Sep 4 2004, 09:01 PM
AsLan^   the ipaq has half the resolution of the z with the...   Sep 5 2004, 01:37 AM
BarryW   pretty choppy both ways. A friend of mine, Duffma...   Sep 5 2004, 12:50 PM
stevevw   I have Dr Z and it works decently for me. I am ...   Sep 7 2004, 10:52 AM
AsLan^   well I just downloaded Dr Z and I must say Im quit...   Sep 9 2004, 01:48 AM
AsLan^   To anyone who is interested... after playing aroun...   Sep 9 2004, 06:30 AM
AsLan^   I broke down and loaded windows and divx5 and all ...   Sep 11 2004, 06:19 PM
gab74   now i use mplayer on my sl6000l but i want to try ...   Sep 15 2004, 07:16 AM
gab74   Surfing the usergroup it seems Kino 2 runs on SL60...   Oct 21 2004, 10:45 AM
AsLan^   It didnt work for me... you could try it if you wa...   Oct 21 2004, 03:33 PM
fierywater   Didn't want to work for me, either.   Oct 21 2004, 07:46 PM
gab74   I've read this topic https://www.oesf.org/foru...   Oct 22 2004, 02:38 AM
GoLinux   Hello folks, thanks to few pointers I got from an...   Nov 1 2004, 08:08 PM
coolass   Veiw + scale = fullscreen but it slows down video ...   Nov 1 2004, 08:45 PM
GoLinux   Coolass, Thanks, I had tried that already, but it...   Nov 2 2004, 05:48 AM
gab74   ok : Kino 0.22 has no In Preferences/Core/"A...   Nov 3 2004, 01:21 AM
GoLinux   Gabriele, I did the same thing you did, I forgot ...   Nov 3 2004, 08:19 AM
gab74   By creating file fb.modes you set the screens...   Nov 4 2004, 01:41 AM
the_oak   gab74: Please send your modified mplayer.conf. I c...   Nov 4 2004, 05:40 AM
GoLinux   Gabriele, excellent job!!! As the_Oak...   Nov 4 2004, 06:48 AM
Siliconbug   I just create mplayer.conf in /usr/local/etc/mplay...   Nov 4 2004, 10:53 AM
skoorb   I am unclear about how you got fullscreen working,...   Nov 4 2004, 12:00 PM
GoLinux   Okay folks, I'm almost there... I have been a...   Nov 5 2004, 06:49 AM
Siliconbug   My procedure:Install Kino2 v3.0Install mplayer w10...   Nov 6 2004, 03:48 AM
cdollar393   Thanks for the steps, Siliconbug. I followed your...   Nov 6 2004, 07:09 AM
skoorb   I get the same results, small window in lower left...   Nov 6 2004, 11:57 AM
skoorb   got it, uncheck run as root and it works   Nov 6 2004, 12:07 PM
Siliconbug   QUOTE(cdollar393 @ Nov 6 2004, 03:09 PM)I did...   Nov 6 2004, 02:07 PM
smuelas   Thanks to all. I have read this thread and been ab...   Nov 6 2004, 04:36 PM
smuelas   Thanks to all. I have read this thread and been ab...   Nov 6 2004, 04:38 PM
gab74   This is my mplayer.conf i used to play mu movies ...   Nov 7 2004, 04:57 AM
saakmotu   QUOTE(Siliconbug @ Nov 6 2004, 11:48 AM)2. In...   Nov 8 2004, 03:23 PM
Razzle   How's the video performance of the Z6k, especi...   Nov 9 2004, 02:30 AM
Ion   Hi, for Sound you can use the stancard player. I ...   Nov 9 2004, 02:42 AM
omega   This may not apply to the 6000's, but with the...   Nov 9 2004, 02:52 AM
gab74   Hi saakmotu, in my post i say i used only Kino2 0....   Nov 10 2004, 02:43 AM
gab74   This is my fb.modes files : you have to copy it in...   Nov 10 2004, 02:47 AM
Razzle   QUOTE(saakmotu @ Nov 8 2004, 11:23 PM)I can...   Nov 10 2004, 06:27 AM
saakmotu   I tried just installing kino2 0.22 and using the f...   Nov 11 2004, 01:42 PM
caffeinated   What is the resolution of the video that you are t...   Nov 11 2004, 02:30 PM
saakmotu   ok, this one plays without too much trouble, excep...   Nov 11 2004, 03:04 PM
guylhem   Maybe 640x480 playback is possible (with overclock...   Nov 12 2004, 05:04 AM
GoLinux   saakmotu, I encode my movies using Divx compressi...   Nov 12 2004, 08:10 AM
saakmotu   THANKS! These are great tools. I went to ins...   Nov 12 2004, 12:22 PM
GoLinux   saakmotu, I'm not sure about you, but I use m...   Nov 13 2004, 11:57 AM
saakmotu   oh, what a difference it makes to run from the com...   Nov 15 2004, 12:02 PM
kdn1480   I'm trying to get VLC to work, someone in the ...   Nov 29 2004, 05:19 PM
enlightened_j   I bouth tkcVideo... and couldn't get it to wor...   Dec 12 2004, 12:09 AM
soundwave106   tkcVideo I think is the only TheKompany product I...   Dec 12 2004, 06:45 PM
worri   QUOTE(saakmotu @ Nov 12 2004, 12:22 PM)THANKS...   Dec 22 2004, 12:36 AM
saakmotu   oops.. yes, how embarrassing.. I replaced it with ...   Dec 22 2004, 07:25 AM
xjqian   Kino 0.4 is out Link Dowloading... , very slow th...   Jan 2 2005, 02:24 PM
vputz   Trying all this on a 6000L, OZ 3.5.2, and having s...   Jan 3 2005, 08:38 AM
vputz   Answered my own question; with the given files, th...   Jan 4 2005, 08:51 AM
vputz   Hmm--only now, with the fbdev option, the video pl...   Jan 4 2005, 08:53 AM
adf   I think the cancel button might quit the video pla...   Jan 5 2005, 01:30 PM
xjqian   see the post in the software section: https://www....   Feb 13 2005, 04:20 PM
cvmiller   QUOTE(xjqian @ Feb 13 2005, 04:20 PM)my packa...   Oct 14 2005, 04:12 PM
undrwater   Newb question: The video i had encoded for my 550...   Feb 16 2005, 11:24 AM
xjqian   QUOTEif we were to encode for 640:480 or vice-vers...   Feb 17 2005, 01:46 AM
undrwater   QUOTE(xjqian @ Feb 17 2005, 01:46 AM)QUOTEif ...   Feb 18 2005, 08:16 AM
eji   Any new developments re: video on the 6000? I...   Aug 1 2005, 01:55 PM
eji   I've had some great success with some recent F...   Feb 9 2006, 01:07 AM
xjqian   QUOTE(eji @ Feb 9 2006, 04:07 AM)I'm usin...   Feb 12 2006, 02:02 AM
undrwater   Does all this differ from the fbmodes and qvga set...   Feb 22 2006, 01:01 PM
james_nak   Ah, good video at last! Thanks for all who pos...   Jun 27 2006, 11:27 AM
xjqian   mplayer handles QVGA xvid files encoded with Qpixe...   Jan 22 2007, 01:12 AM

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