[vlc-devel] On some windows 7 machines cross compiled vlc runs in ascii color output video mode

Edward Wang edward.c.wang at compdigitec.com
Sat Feb 9 18:44:37 CET 2013

On 13-02-08 02:47 AM, fayyaz lodhi <fayyazkl at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have used vlc with some modified things such as a different skin, 
> additional dialogs etc. and cross compiled for windows. But have not 
> touched any thing related to playback / streaming / decoders.
> I use it primarily for playback of udp multicast streams.
> Now on some win7 64 bit machines (not all since it works fine on my 
> win7 64 bit laptop), it displays color ascii output.
> I investigated further and checked some of the options such as 
> directx, opengl etc. video output modes by changing and saving the 
> options and restarting vlc. The strange thing was that will all other 
> modes (such as directx), there was no video, although i could hear 
> audio fine.
> It is important to note that if i pick up a precompiled binary such as 
> vlc 2.0.4 or 0.5, it plays the stream fine with video output mode as 
> automatic.
> Can some one help with the possible cause? I have already tried most 
> of 
> http://wiki.videolan.org/WindowsFAQ-2.0.x#Why_does_VLC_only_give_black.2C_white_or_garbled_.28or_other_visual_errors.29_video_output.3F
Could you please paste the messages log? You can get it as follows: 
start VLC, tools -> messages -> set verbosity to 2, play your media file.

         Edward Wang

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