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Mplayer subtitle change color in config file

How change mplayer subtitle from white to yellow? Also how change subtitle font to Ubuntu-font-family ?
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Set mplayer as default application

I just did a fresh install of 12.10 and are now left wondering how to set mplayer as a global default application for video. I created a mplayer.desktop and added the same categories as totem has, ...
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how to play flash videos in a browser using mplayer or vlc

Give the excessive use of CPU while playing flash videos, I am interested in using mplayer or vlc instead. I tried the greasemonkey script with this userscript in Firefox and Chrome, but it kept ...
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mplayer does not disable screensaver

so i have upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 and i installed smplayer from the repositories. The thing is when i play a movie (even in full screen) the screen saver comes up. I have to disable screensaver ...
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Is there any video player that plays Youtube playlists? [duplicate]

Flash support for Linux is still lacking. Older hardware often performs only poorly when trying to watch youtube videos. There are several external players (VLC, mplayer, minitube) that alleviate ...
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Bad HD video deinterlacing processing

I have Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit with Unity. My system configuration is: CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz) RAM: 8192 Mb DDR2 Kingston Video: Palit GeForce GTX 260 216 SP, and my screen resolution is ...
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How to stream H264 Video from camera over FTP?

I bought a h264 security camera system last year and set it up to ftp video to my computer. I was able to get the video to play (even though it played a little fast) on Ubuntu 11.04 using mplayer. ...
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Listening radio with Mplayer in terminal

I found out that listening to radio in terminal using "mplayer url" is much better than any software around, but after a while, terminal prints out a message saying low on cache. How can I increase ...
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Does Hauppauge WinTV HVR-900 (r2) [USB ID 2040:6502] work with ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I have this DVB+Analog usb tv tuner Hauppauge WinTV HVR-900 (r2) [USB ID 2040:6502]. This used to work under ubuntu 10.04 LTS. But in 12.04 there seems to be a problem. I have linux-firmware-nonfree ...
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Simultaneous commands

I'm trying to get bash to execute two commands simultaneously. I've read a little about job control, &, bg, fg, but the problem is that the command I want to run doesn't run properly in the bg. ...
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Tweaking smplayer for quality over performance

Hi I don't know a lot about video players or codecs and that sort of thing, and I am trying to squeeze the best possible quality picture out of Mplayer (I am using the SMplayer front end). My ...
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How to smooth subtitle fonts in SMPlayer?

How to smooth subtitle fonts in SMPlayer in Ubuntu 12.04. I prefer a solution for SMplayer. When the movie is playing subtitle fonts are blurry and pixelized.
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SMPlayer and Gnome Player (mplayer in fact) cannot play (crash imediatly) in Lubuntu . What can I do?

I have just reinstalled my Lubuntu OS. I have installed lubuntu and ubuntu-restricted extras but cannot play video in smplayer or gnome player. log shows something like: /usr/bin/mplayer -noquiet ...
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Nvidia Geforce gtx 460 1gb keeps crashing [closed]

My Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 1gb keeps crashing my whole system while playing 3d games. I installed the latest drivers and nothing has been fixed. Is this a problem with all nvidia drivers and there is ...
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Why does the videos played in ubuntu 12.04 show more colour?

When I play videos in VLC or movie player they show more colour which cannot be adjusted. Screen shot below. Please help me out.
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How to add space to Exec path in a Thumbnailer descrption?

I wish to use mplayer to generate thumbnails for nautilus, so I wrote a perl script as the thumbnailer named "gnome_thumbnailer_with_mplayer", and wrote a description in /usr/share/thumbnailers to ...
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Mplayer music library like banshee or wmp

Hi I have been looking around for a plug in to make mplayer act as a music library but to no avail. Dose any one know of one ? My aim is to find one media player that can do music and films (must ...
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How to play a song on mplayer on repeat?

I usually play songs on mplayer through terminal. However, I don't know to put a song on repeat - as I want to listen to a particular song again and again. How to put a single song/set of songs on ...
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Blu-ray player?

I'd like to play bluray discs in my laptop. I found the official documentation, and there it's explained that one should use mplayer and ffmpeg. Looking at the repositories, there exist two different ...
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Fix for poor HD playback using ATI or NVidia graphics

Hi all I was wondering if any one had a fix for the poor HD playback of ubuntu I see many questions on here and google but no one seems to know.
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How to use media buttons for mplayer?

How can I use my laptop's media buttons [Play/Pause, Next, Previous] to work with Mplayer? The XF86 buttons I think they're called.
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MPlayer not working after update

After an update with update-manager in 12.04, MPlayer is not working anymore. It needs ffmpeg, but it can't be installed due to unmet dependencies. I added a PPA for ffmpeg, but did not solve the ...
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Movie Player won't play MP4, gxine does

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04. I have installed ubuntu-restricted-extras and ubuntu-restricted-addons, gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg, libdvdread4, libdvdcss2, run the .sh script, and I don't remember ...
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VLC and all main Ubuntu sofwares are unauthenticated

Then how I'll install all these software including VLC and Mplayer in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.?
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open with mplayer not available for video files

I use mplayer to view my videos. However, in 12.04, after installing mplayer, I do not see open with option in preference dialog. Could you please tell me how to add mplayer to the list. I am pasting ...
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Cannot add movie file to Pitivi [closed]

When I try adding this movie file to Pitivi I get the following error (I can play the file in mplayer just fine though): Problem: An internal error occurred while analyzing this file: Could not ...
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What other fronts for mplayer are there beside smplayer and umplayer?

I am aware that it is hard to find better than SMPlayer - - not to mention that VLC is beyond compare ;-) But each has its own quirks -- and I like testing different alternatives even to the best ...
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Why does mplayer freeze when running from Scheduled Tasks?

I've been trying to use Scheduled Tasks and mplayer as an alarm clock, scheduling mplayer /path/to/file.mp3 for my morning wakeup time, but whenever it reaches the scheduled time, mplayer freezes only ...
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How can I convert stereo audio to binaural?

I have looked around and I came across (b2sb) and well its not clear how to install it. It also mentions there that it is used in MPlayer but I can't see how. So how do I go about installing it? As ...
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Conflict between ffmpeg and mplayer

I have been dealing with this issue for a long time now. I compiled a patched version of ffmpeg offered by this company. The problem arises whenever I install mplayer via apt-get. Before the ...
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Mplayer does not work anymore and I don't know why or what happend

Whenever I try and sue mplayer it says: mplayer: relocation error: mplayer: symbol ff_codec_bmp_tags, version LIBAVFORMAT_53 not defined in file libavformat.so.53 with link time reference What do ...
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Can I connect totem/mplayer with my multimedia library as the default player?

I am a huge fan of totem and mplayer and prefer their sound to other applications. I want to setup my multimedia library in such a way that when I play any multimedia file it should be played in ...
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Command line flag for mplayer to use hardware acceleration?

I can make VLC use hardware decoding with vlc --ffmpeg-hw video.mkv Is there an equivalent flag for mplayer?
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SSH Streaming Audio

So I have been using mplayer to stream my music through SSH from my laptop to my Ubuntu box using: ssh user@ip-address "cat /Some/Random/Directory/*mp3" | mplayer - I was just wondering if there is ...
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Watching videos with hardware acceleration enabled gives me sound but no image

When trying to run mplayer2 with vdpau on a vdpau compatible laptop with Nvidia graphics driver, I only get audio from it. My Nvidia card should be supported as far as I can see, so I wonder if the ...
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Choppy video playback 11.10

I just installed 11.10 and I also installed the ATI prop. driver. Whenever I try to play a mkv file in mplayer, smplayer, or vlc, it is choppy. And in the case of VLC the audio is messed up also. Any ...
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Is mplayer multi-threaded?

There's a post in mplayer's site from 2011-03-26, i.e. March 26, saying that mplayer is multi-threaded. So this is several months before Oneiric was released. Does this mean that the stock mplayer I ...
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How to optimize Ubuntu to watch 1080p movies in mplayer [closed]

I have copy of Stargate in full HD weighing in at about 10.7 GB. Here is the full file info when opened in mplayer mplayer: Symbol `ff_codec_bmp_tags' has different size in shared object, consider ...
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How to display the number of frames per second in mplayer

Is there a command (either a command line option, or a navigation command) to display the number of frames per second of the playing movie? I am testing to see if my computer is slow (ie running at ...
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New upstream version of gnome-mplayer. How do I ask for this to be considered for release / commit?

I have been using gnome-mplayer 1.0.4 with xubuntu 11.10 and it has a number of bugs. I have been reporting these on code.google.com/p/gnome-mplayer/issues/detail?id=558 Anyhow... the dev says there ...
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Mplayer can't play *.wmv file

I have a problem when I use the mplayer to play *.wmv file on my ubuntu11.10. There are some error messages here. Could anyone can help me solve this problem. I use some keyword to search in Gooele, ...
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Can I hide the title bar of MPlayer in gnome?

I'm on a 10.04 machine with MPlayer, version SVN-r1.0~rc3+svn20090426-4.4.3. When you invoke MPlayer from the command line to show a file, it displays the file within a window. This bar has a title, ...
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Disable transparency mplayer in script

I am working on a short script that will allow me to use video files as a background using mplayer. The code i've got so far is: #!/bin/bash if zenity --question --title="Run movie as desktop ...
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Audio and video are out of sync

I just upgraded to Oneiric Ocelot and a problem that was already present in Natty has become worse - namely, the audio and video are not in sync both in VLC and in mplayer. The problem only used to ...
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mplayer can't play audio from cron while ncmpcpp is playing simultaneously

I have set up a script, which executes an mplayer command, in order to play audio in crontab. It will be executed in a special set time, but this script can not play audio when ncmpcpp (a front-end ...
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How to specify non-default audio stream to MPlayer?

I have an AVI with two audio streams inside. How to play it with MPlayer using the 2nd non-default audio stream?
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How do I configure mplayer to always use VDPAU?

I just learned how to use mplayer to take advantage of VDPAU from the command line with the -vc ffh264vdpau switch. How do I set that config in my .mplayer/config file so I don't have to remember ...
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Pros and Cons of different audio transcoders

I've been experimenting with different audio transcoders like ffmpeg, mplayer and LAME. Does anyone have a qualitative comparison between the different audio transcoders that can be accessed through ...
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Can't play 1080p/Blueray films without lag [closed]

Most of the films I watch on my PC are in HD, those of 20GB or more, even between 50-72GB. On Windows I can play all those films without problem. Some of them are .mkv and others are bdmv. I did not ...
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mplayer error: “Cannot find codec for audio format 0x55” [closed]

I'm running: Lubuntu 10.10 MPlayer 2:1.0~rc4~try1.dsfg1-1ubuntu1+medibuntu1 w32codecs 1:20110131-0.1medibuntu3 While trying to play a streaming rtsp clip with mplayer, I get an error message ...