Originally Posted by Stephen Warren
neurox, that MPlayer version is ~5 months old. Can you try a more recent version to see if it solves the crash?
The green flash is just the overlay's chroma key showing through once the overlay is disabled. It's nothing to worry about.
I've rebuilt mplayer SVN-r30980-4.4.3, and it appears the crash is gone - there's still a rather nasty green flash when the movie ends - something that's tolerable on my TV but pretty bad when our little Ion box is showing movies in a full cinema. Is there any way to disable the green overlay or perhaps change it to black? Nothing else is running in X besides the player :-(