Pretty much the de-facto video player on Linux, as it comes with most Linux distributions. It can play both audio and video, and works at the commandline.
Although it's great, it's a last resort compared to other audio playing software.
Although it can play without one, the common frontends are:
Usage notes ∞
- command names:
mplayer -input cmdlist
- key names:
mplayer -input keylist
- For playing DVDs, it was reported that
mplayer -nocache dvdnav:// is better than
dvd:// to play "new movies".
For widescreen: 1920x1200, 1280x800, 1440x900 or other 16:10 resolution, edit
~/.mplayer/config and add the line
Double size works like so:
mplayer -vo x11 -zoom -loop 0 -fsmode 0 -xy 2 "%s"
Full screen works like so:
mplayer -vo x11 -zoom -loop 0 -fsmode 0 "%s"
Seeking in a broken/incomplete AVI ∞
This starts mplayer way faster:
\mplayer -demuxer lavf
Resizing ruins the aspect ratio ∞
Go to properties, and change the video driver to
x11. Some people say to use
gl, but that's slow for me.
I eventually switched it back to
x11 seems to run slower and slower with multiple videos. Boo.
Fixing audio sync ∞
One of these will work..
mplayer -autosync 30 -mc 2.0 <filename>
mplayer -autosync 0 -mc 0 <filename>
Set autoloop ∞
In one of:
loop = 0
Sigh, why isn't this a default? =/
Limiting optical drive speeds (to reduce noise) ∞
See Quiet computing
Playing video at the true console (TTY) ∞
Not really known.. it messes up for me.
Another try was a success:
mplayer -vo fbdev2 -xy 2 -fs video.avi
2009-12-31 - SVN-0.rc4.0.r29964.1-4.4.1 ∞
2009-04-18 - 1.0rc2-4.1.1 ∞
Several options are not sane. =/
Customizing hotkeys ∞
The defaults ∞
a failed attempt ∞
(date unknown) ∞
mplayer -vo x11 -loop 0 %1
x11 is default
-vo vesa will allow the resizer, however this mode fucks everything over. DO NOT LOOP with this mode. (use
-xy 2 to double, etc..)
- Cannot properly have filenames with spaces used here. I've no idea why.. sigh.
Cannot have brackets
- mplayer DOES work with spaces, and my file manager also worked with spaces, but the two together broke. How odd..
I can't get things scaled up.. properly.. sigh