Ticket #3531 (closed defect: worksforme)
Linux host mplayer does not work properly whille Windows XP Guest is running
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When I have a Windows XP guest OS booted and running under VirtualBox, I have been unable to use mplayer to playback various types of .avi files (mostly MPEG4s). Mplayer launches, but the video remains frozen on the first frame. If I shutdown the VM (which is running WinXP), I can play the video just fine (no reboot is necessary, it just works whenever the VM isn't running). I have verified this behavior over several weeks and across multiple reboots of both the host machine and the VM.
I am launching mplayer on the host sustem under MythTV using the following command line mplayer -fs -zoom -quiet -vo xv %s
The %s is expanded by MythTV to the filename I'm trying to watch
An interesting thing to note is that MythTV's playback of MPEG2 video (using its internal interfaces, not mplayer) work just fine with the Windows XP VM running.
Here is some more information on my system:
Host: Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
$ uname -a Linux heckmedia 2.6.24-23-generic #1 SMP Thu Nov 27 18:13:46 UTC 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ mplayer MPlayer 1.0rc2-4.2.3 (C) 2000-2007 MPlayer Team CPU: Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 170 (Family: 15, Model: 35, Stepping: 2) CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1 Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
Virtual Machine: Windows XP w/ SP2