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kubuntu - what's the best smplayer configuration for best quality in hd movies (mkv)

I have ubuntu x64 13.04 with kde 4.11 and smplayer v0.8.6 and the last mplayer version from ppa. I have ATI video card HD6870 MSI with fglrx driver v13.4. My kde settings are: Composition mode: ...
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Replacement for mplayer?

I'm looking for a replacement for mplayer. mplayer is a audio player for the console. It works just fine when I use it like so: mplayer /path/to/audio.mp3 But when I start it in the background I ...
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(s)mplayer with smb sometimes hangs, can't be killed, only reboot works

I'm using a raspberry pi as a NAS, serving video over SMB (sshfs made it skip too much, NFS I never got working). I prefer to watch movies with smplayer, from my Xubuntu laptop (opening the smb share ...
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Control mplayer with slave mode, key_down_event problem

I'm trying to control mplayer through the slave mode with a fifo, some commands as echo "pt_step 1" >> fifo echo "quit" >> fifo echo "pause" >> fifo echo "set_property volume 60" ...
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How to recieve streamed audio with Chromium in Lubuntu?

Running Lubuntu 13.04 fresh install. Default chromium install fails on pls or m3u streaming audio, after attempting to install the plugin, due to following error: could not load mplayerplug-in is ...
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Copying second sceeen to be displayed on first screen

I'm developing an application that utilizes 2 screens, using ubuntu 12.04. The monitor is back to back, one side to the operator, the other facing toward customer. The problem is, on both monitor i ...
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Player to set short-keys for 1-second ahead/back jump?

I need to transcript to text some recordings and I need to jump back and forth, but sometimes 2-3 secs, sometimes 10, or more, or less. (On the long run these differences are not trivial in this type ...
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“Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so” error even though not using Mplayer

I keep getting the following error message on my terminal: Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I understand this has something ...
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MPlayer: your system is too slow to play this!

I just tried playing back a 1080p AVCHD video file recorded at 60 FPS with my Sony DSLR on my Ubuntu 12.04 workstation, and to my surprise MPlayer was not able to play the video smoothly. I copied the ...
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kubuntu - vlc or smplayer video quality settings for HD movies (mkv etc…)

I have ubuntu 12.04.02 with kde 4.10 with 3d effects. I have a recent very fast PC. I have a ATI msi R6870 video card fglrx proprietary drivers 13.1. I have used video tearing option to reduce video ...
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On what (main) “engines” are based Ubuntu video players? [closed]

Thinking about using Xine, beside other players like VLC and the mplayer-based ones, I became interested in this and tried to understand this kind of terminology (player, frontend, gui, engine, etc), ...
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SMPlayer doesn't work with VDPAU?

I recently bought a Nvidia GT 440, and installed the proprietary nvidia-experimental-310 driver. Every player seems to be working alright with VDPAU, except Mplayer frontends like SMPlayer. Any ...
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How to boost mplayer (SMPlayer) sound (in Lubuntu)?

I am thinking of the useful feature present in the MPUI video player (mplayer for windows) that can enable volume boost to impressive levels (not from the volume slider, but just from the mouse ...
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Why doesn't mplayer work with VDPAU?

I'm trying to play a HD video file, the command to play the video is: mplayer -vo vdpau -vc ffh264vdpau And the error I get is: [mkv] Track ID 1: video (V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC), -vid 0 [mkv] Track ID 2: ...
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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 ...