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How to view video file with external ac3 audio track?

I can listen to view the video with built-in audio (ac3) and listen to the audio track as regular sound file, but how to do these same time? Can't see such options in Totem, Kplayer, VLC, KMplayer, ...
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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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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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GNOME Mplayer: “Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so” error

Using GNOME Mplayer everytime I play a video, I get the annoying dialog pop-out in the screenshot below.
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Have tearing (no Vsync) in movies (Nvidia proprietary driver)

This is more of KDE than Ubuntu question, but... I have visible tearing on screen. KDE composition, flash video in Firefox, and simple games like kpat are vsynced, but in steam games and in movies ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to convert a 30 second clip of an .mp3 to .wav via the command line?

Is it possible to convert a 30 second clip of an .mp3 to .wav in Ubuntu terminal? For example if I had an .mp3 that was 3:00 minutes long, would I be able to create a 30 second clip from 0:45-1:15? ...
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How can I Display a Progress Bar in mplayer?

Is there a way to display a progress bar in mplayer (running without a gui)? (I'm launching the mplayer command from the terminal like $ mplayer video.avi .) Or is there simply any kind of ...
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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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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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How do I force Gnome Commander to use VLC instead of Movie Player by default?

When I double click on a video file in Gnome Commander, for some reason it opens in Movie Player (Totem?) instead of VLC, which is set as preferred for all file types. Clicking on the same file from ...
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How to play .mp4 movies?

I have a .mp4 movie (it's an .mp4 file, and the "video codec" is Xvid, and the "audio codec" is mp3) that I want to play, but when I try to open it in MPlayer, it says "The steam is encrypted and ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I set the default icon for mplayer?

The mplayer that I installed from the repos does not have a default icon associated with it. Hence in the the alt-tab window or in the unity launcher, or any place which requires an icon, it is either ...
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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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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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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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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 to play rtsp streams in ubuntu?

More specifically, the question is how to play rtsp streams from addresses that have a question mark in them. I.E: rtsp://some.server.name:554/video_file.wmv?authstring=sOm3StrIN2==&param=3 I ...
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How to enable video playing on a second monitor using Intel graphics?

On Windows overlay-rendered video playback was working correct on all the monitors. On Linux I not only have to place my external monitor below (instead of right to) my laptop's panel to enable its ...
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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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gnome-mplayer to play on second screen with option xineramascreen

I am trying to make gnome-mplayer play a video in fullscreen on my second screen. I am using a Nvidia card with xineramascreen. Below is my ~/.mplayer/config file. [default] xineramascreen=1 ...
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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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“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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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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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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Keep videos from resizing in MPlayer

I'm trying to watch a movie with Movie Player, but it resizes the movie to fit the window, which messes with the quality. Is there a way to keep it from resizing while keeping the window maximized? ...
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Not able to play a video clearly on ubuntu terminal

I have downloaded a video from youtube using the ubuntu command-line (Virtual PC) sudo apt-get install youtube-dl youtube-dl http:<url> I am trying to play a video after installing sudo ...
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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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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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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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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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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 do I make a quicklist for umplayer?

It's very useful/great multimedia player and more. Youtube search, watch and saving features, too many file formats that can play etc. How can I make UMPLAYER quicklist for Unity icon ? Note : ...
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mplayer aalib missing (“-vo aa” not working)

I've just figured out that I'm unable to use aalib to render video output in mplayer. For those who do not know, aalib is the library for rendering videos in ASCII. Before upgrading to 14.04 it ...
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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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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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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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Smplayer problem on Ubuntu 14.04

Ever since I upgraded to 14.04 I've had problems with my smplayer playback. I thought it might be an upgrade issue and so I fresh-installed the OS and installed smplayer first thing, still the same ...
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How to prevent gnome-mplayer from asking to resume at the latest position

gnome-mplayer asks whether to resume at the latest position if the playback has been canceled before the end of the video in a previous run of the program. How can I prevent this, i.e. start every ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Gnome Mplayer failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GNOME Mplayer: “Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so” error When I open an avi file under Gnome Mplayer, there is an error report: Failed to ...