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Questions tagged [mplayer]

MPlayer is a free and open source media player.

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How to set non-GUI mplayer as the default video application in Ubuntu 18.04?

This question has been asked already here, but not answered. That is why I am asking this question again... I want mp4 video files associated with the Non-GUI version of mplayer! The video files are ...
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Get video played details using mplayer

I am working on a project which gets a video URL from the server and then plays it. Once the video is completed it asks for another link from the server and plays it after receiving the URL. I am ...
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Play video using mplayer after buffering is completed

I am using mplayer in my application to play online video. But if the internet connection is slow it stops in the middle. I was wondering can we play an online video using mplayer once it has buffered ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 + mplayer + vaapi on x5-E8000

Has anyone had success with HW accelerated video playback using mplayer on Ubuntu 18.04 on an X5-E8000? I tried and failed using the same process that I used on Ubuntu 16.04 which worked: https://...
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Play online video from terminal

I have written a Python script which plays the video from the cloud. Earlier I was using mplayer which was playing the video seamlessly but now it throws an error. mplayer https://someurl.com/video....
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How to fix damaged avi video

I have a video camera that records video. When I collected the files off the camera the video files that were recorded first play normally. The files that were recorded later give errors. With VLC I ...
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Mplayer video streaming from URL not working

I am trying to stream a video from some URL. mplayer -fs https://www.someurl.com/video.mp4 But it throws an error: MPlayer2 2.0-728-g2c378c7-4+b1 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team Cannot open file '/home/...
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Recording desktop and webcam using MPlayer and save the result into file

I used MPlayer to record the desktop and webcam on the same time. mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:width=400:height=300 -vo xv -geometry 100%:100% -noborder (credit) How to save the result into a file?...
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Can MPlayer flip a video horizontally?

I know VLC can do it but that stopped working :( Can Gnome MPV do it? Can MPlayer do it? It makes learning Tai Chi from videos soo much easier.
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16.04 How to fix mplayer which suddenly went silent after automatic software update

mplayer has been working for a long time, until a recent automatic software update with a system restart. Now it makes no sound but otherwise looks normal. Command is: mplayer Ding.mp3 On the ...
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Mplayer not recognizing sound card when running as a systemd daemon

I've been able to setup a shairport and mplayer for my home Ubuntu machine. It works well if I launch them from command line. Shairport outputs into a fifo file, so its details are not related to the ...
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Default audio volume with gmplayer

I'm using mplayer to play videos. To have the option to play videos with mplayer from nautilus, I installed gnome-mplayer. I do not need the ui and it start with 0% sound while mplayer start with ...
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Seeking music file through mplayer in terminal

I had been searching a lot, how to play music through terminal while working and again time to time basic controlling the music, e.g. Fast Fwd, Fast Backward, Next, Previous, Play/Pause, Stop and Exit....
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Vlc or movie player not playing videos properly

Downloaded ubuntu restricted extras but still the problem persists. Please help me out. How should i make the videos play. I try playing the video but in vlc but the video is coming in an distorted ...
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mplayer how do i hide the mplayer window while it is opened?

here is my code , which i currently use and this works fine , i now need to know is it possible i can hide the player window. mplayer -ss 4 -endpos 2 -nosound " & video-link & " -ss 4 -endpos ...
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Error in skin config file with Mplayer

Trying to watch a VOB file. Installed MPlayer but it isn't opening. I am getting an error message saying 'Fatal Error': Error in skin config file at line 6: PNG read error in usr/share/mplayer/skins/...
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SMPlayer always opens a separate window to play the video

I am running Ubuntu 16.04.2 in VirtualBox 5.1.22 and tried to use SMPlayer 15 (I think it was 15, it was the one from the integrated Ubuntu Software application) and SMPlayer 17.6 from their website. ...
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mplayer: error while loading shared libraries: libvdpau.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I believe it happened after NVIDIA drivers installation, but not sure about it. I've tried following: sudo apt-get install --reinstall libvdpau1 and got this output Reinstallation of libvdpau1 is ...
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SMplayer can't play playlists like ASX 16.04.1 LTS

It can't play asx files, like the the ones created by MythTVs found in mythTV. This was working fine in 14.04. After debugging this it seems to be smplayer is not passing the -playlist parameter to ...
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dmesg | grep saa7164 displays nothing, why?

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04. I installed a Hauppauge Win TV-HVR-2200 MC card and did the following (from Help with hauppauge wintv-hvr-2250 on ubuntu 13.04): I copied these files NXP7164-2010-03-10.1....
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Run and control 2 mplayer instances simultaneously from fifo

I want to play 2 mp3 files simultaneously and be able to control the volume of each file separately through the fifo file. Is it possible? How can I do it?
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Kill all the other instances of a running process except the very first one

I am working on a project in which I need mplayer to run several instances in order to create voice-over-music real-time mixing from two files. So, the music is constantly playing at 90% volume (...
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Can't remove mplayer without removing a bunch of unrelated programs?

When I try to remove mplayer from Lubuntu 16.04, the system tries to remove unrelated programs like Bleachbit, Deluge, Virtualbox... With sudo apt-get autoremove mplayer: Reading package lists... ...
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How to play only specific files in MPlayer?

The problem: I've for example 16 tracks in one folder but I only want to play 1 - 7. How do I do this in MPlayer? The following: mplayer 1.mp3 - 7.mp3 is not the right way. Is it even possible in ...
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Mplayer2 -udp-master

I am in confuse to use mplayer or mplayer2 package from Ubuntu. Both has the one I need, but lack another features, which also needed. mplayer is great, I was using it until i got an error with *.dat ...
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How can I query mplayer about the currently playing song?

I am using this command to play music in the background (without GUI): mplayer -shuffle -playlist /home/geppettvs/NAS/Musica/playlist.m3u </dev/null >/dev/null 2>&1 & Which results ...
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Control opening screen position and size with MPlayer?

I am using the Repository version of the command line player MPlayer under Xenial Xerus LTS. When I open a video I would like to control the following: The size of the MPlayer window The position in ...
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How do I prevent mplayer from resuming/playing when entering or leaving fullscreen?

When I press f to toggle the full screen mode of mplayer, mplayer immediately starts playing. This is not the behavior I want. I searched the man page and couldn't find anything useful. The only ...
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Html canvas and X Window Id

I am creating html5 application, and running it using ubuntu-html5-app-container. The page contains a canvas element. Is there any possibility to get X window id for the canvas element? As the one ...
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Mplayer no video or audio on Intel HD 530 in Xubuntu 16.04

I have an Intel i3-6100 processor running Xubuntu 16.04. I'd like to get Mplayer working. I have tried some workarounds. VLC, for instance, works, particularly if I enable X11 display. But I need ...
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EasyCAP with VLC Ubuntu 16.04

I got an EasyCAP DC60+ video capture and want to use it to capture gameplays from a nintendo Wii. I have managed to install the drivers for the capturer (i think) and i can capture video on Mplayer ...
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Can't use mplayer on 16.04 LTS X64

When ever I try to use it gives this warning: Error in skin config file at line 19: PNG read error in /usr/share/mplayer/skins/default/skinb followed by another warning Config file processing ...
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How to mix and play back multiple audio tracks from a video file?

I have a video file (in an mkv container) with multiple audio tracks (aid=1,2,...). Using either mplayer or mpv, how can I play two of the audio tracks simultaneously (ideally being able to set each ...
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ubuntu 16.04 mplayer fullscreen issue

MPlayer refuses to go fullscreen when I start it with -noborder option. Without this option it works fine. I tried following command but it does not work. mplayer -vo vpdau -zoom -fs -noborder video....
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error with playing mkv files both in vlc and mplayer

I have 2 mkv files downloaded from the same place and when i try to open these files using vlc or mplayer only the sound will play and there is NO video. what do you think is the problem? ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Smplayer + MPV subtitle size

I started using Smplayer 16.1.10 + MPV (git-9a2a0b0) on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and i realized that i cannot set my subtitle font size by default. I go to preferences and subtitle and i set it to ...
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Mplayer2 is mute, despite volume on the program and pulse being high

Once restart after installing and using correctly mplayer2, now I can't hear a thing, even when volume of the program and pulse is high. Other programs (i.e. clementine, cinnamon) I can hear correctly....
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play video in minimal ubuntu

I am trying to play video using mplayer/vlc in minimal ubuntu. At start up i login into tty1, i installed xorg and executed startx command from tty1 which takes me to tty7 terminal automatically. In ...
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Unable to paste file name in terminal using mouse

Hi Iam a newbie to linux .If some body help me trouble shoot the below problem that will be greatful .I now only changed my gnome desktop to xfce . While playing video in terminal using mplayer Iam ...
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vlc 4k choppy while mplayer is smooth

I'm trying to run a 4k h264 MPEG4-AVC part 10, 4k 3840x2160 video. It's totally choppy on VLC (2.1.6 Rincewind) which seems to use only one CPU. The video is perfectly smooth on mplayer which seems to ...
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Why is gnome-mplayer stuttering?

The stutter occurs at random when playing mp3 files. It also occurs specifically when using space bar to pause/restart a running video. But it only occurs if that video has been fwd/rev using the ...
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How can I change the webcam that MPlayer uses?

I can use mplayer -vo png -frames 1 tv:// to take a picture with my laptop's built-in webcam and save it to the hard drive. I want MPlayer to use my USB webcam instead of the laptop's built-in webcam....
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What command can I use to change the output location of MPlayer?

I'm using mplayer -vo png -frames 1 tv:// to make MPlayer take a single shot from my webcam. Currently, it saves it to the desktop. What command can I use to make it save the file to /var/www/html ...
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Phone: 15.4 update to Build 107 => no media player

I've got the Meizu MX4 :) and 15.04 OS-Build 107 (armhf 20150908-020305). The media player is no longer available in the Ubuntu Store, before with 15.04 rc3 it worked.... Any ideas why? Thanks
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how do i get dvd menus in mplayer

I love mplayer but I can't figure out how to get the DVD menus working I herd you need to type something like this mplayer dvdnav:// but I don't know what comes after that.
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What player can I use to repeat a specific part of an audio file?

What player can I use to repeat a specific part of an audio file? e.g. I need an audio file to repeat from second 10 to 22, in a loop. This can be done via mplayer, but mplayer is not visual and is ...
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“mplayer -vo caca fma.avi” lags, how can i skip frames so it doesn't lag

"mplayer -vo caca" looks funny and enjoyably fun to watch in breaks, especially as a screen saver! Unfortunately it lags, and (since video/asci is synced to sound,) sound is fragmented ( "s", pause, "...
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How do I deal with mplayer2 forwarding latency?

I use smplayer as default player on ubuntu 15.04, which is provided by mplayer2 now. It takes mplayer2 more than 3 secs to forward a video, which is unacceptable. On ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 LTS, ...
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How can I use VLC, Mplayer or ffplay in Ubuntu Touch/Phone?

I've installed them on Ubuntu Touch/phone - but when I start them in an terminal, Vlc, Mplayer will only play the video in ascii-mode, and ffplay complains that it could not intialize SDL. I guess ...
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Capturing stream via video player?

Is there a way to run stream from http://www.ustream.tv/ using mplayer or wget or anything different than a web browser ?