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This page is a guide to preparing a unichrome system for use with Freevo.


First you'll need to install openChrome:

mkdir openchrome
cd openchrome
svn co http://svn.openchrome.org/svn/trunk
cd trunk
make install

Modify your /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Unichrome"
        Driver          "via"                   #was "vesa"

Lastly, edit /etc/X11/XvMCConfig and add


Now reboot the system. Hopefully you'll boot back into X without issue.


The next few lines are specific to Ubuntu. You'll need to get the dependancies another way if you are using some other distro.

First, make sure you have the following in /etc/apt/sources.list (replace daper with your release if different)

deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper universe multiverse

Now issues the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get build-dep mplayer

OK, so we now have all the dependencies. The following instructions are for everyone.

wget ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/unix/X11/multimedia/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.0rc1.tar.bz2
wget http://wiki.openchrome.org/pipermail/openchrome-users/attachments/20061023/6cdd63fd/mplayer.tar.obj
tar xvf mplayer.tar.obj
tar xvf MPlayer-1.0rc1.tar
cd MPlayer-1.0rc1/
patch -p1 -i ../mplayer/MPlayer-1.0rc1-openchrome_xvmc_vld.patch
patch -p1 -i ../mplayer/MPlayer-1.0rc1-remove_bobdeint.patch
patch -p1 -i ../mplayer/MPlayer-1.0rc1-openchrome_bob.patch
./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-xvmc --with-xvmclib=XvMCW
sudo make install

Now edit ~/.mplayer/config and add the line


Configure Freevo

Edit ~/.freevo/freevo.conf

display = x11

Edit your ~/.freevo/local_conf.py

First edit:

if CONF.display == 'x11':
    MPLAYER_VO_DEV       = 'xv,x11' # X11 drivers in order of preference

Second edit:

    'dvd'    : '-cache 8192 -vo xvmc -vc ffmpeg12mc -afm hwac3',
    'vcd'    : '-cache 4096',
    'cd'     : '-cache 1024 -cdda speed = 2',
    'tv'     : '-nocache',
    'ivtv'   : '-cache 8192',
    'mpeg'   : '-cache 8192 -vo xvmc -vc ffmpeg12mc -subfont-text-scale 4 -utf8',
    'mpg'    : '-cache 8192 -vo xvmc -vc ffmpeg12mc -subfont-text-scale 4 -utf8',
    'avi'    : '-cache 5000 -subfont-text-scale 4 -utf8 -idx',
    'rm'     : '-cache 5000 -forceidx',
    'rmvb'   : '-cache 5000 -forceidx',
    'mkv'    : '-cache 4096 -subfont-text-scale 4 -utf8 -slang cz',
    'webcam' : 'tv:// -tv driver = v4l:width = 640:height = 480:device = /dev/video2',
   #'webcam' : 'tv:// -tv driver = v4l:width = 352:height = 288:outfmt = yuy2:device = /dev/video2',
    'default': '-cache 4096 -subfont-text-scale 4 -utf8'

2014-02-15 05:35