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MPlayer is a free and open source media player.

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Does gmplayer work?

I'm trying to get "gmplayer" to work. I did, eventually, get it to work, but it was a struggle, and I have a question (at the end of this post). Note: I first installed mplayer and it ...
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How to play a podcast from the console with the "gpo" interface to Gpodder?

Using the gpo text interface: nicholas@gondor:~$ nicholas@gondor:~$ gpo gPodder 3.10.17 (2020-11-23) - http://gpodder.org/ (c) 2005-2020 The gPodder Team License: GNU General Public License, version ...
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How to open a video file in Windows using the Ubuntu terminal?

So I am learning the Linux/Ubuntu command line. One of the things I want to be able to do is to use the Ubuntu terminal (Windows Subsystem for Linux) to open video files (mp4) on my computer (Windows ...
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correct syntax for combining filters in mplayer-command

I´m looking for the right way to combine filters in mplayer. I want to achieve the following: I´d like to play a .wav-file with the equalizer-option set and the faster-speed-option (plus: not altering ...
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mplayer: looking for the correct syntax of a certain command

I found out that mplayer supports an equalizer option natively. The command mplayer -af equalizer=0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:10:10 sound-file.wav generally works fine. It produces much crisper audio. But: Some ...
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gmplayer can't run

Everything seems to be installed: $ apt list mplayer\* Listing... Done mplayer-doc/focal,focal 2:1.3.0-8build5 all mplayer-gui/focal,now 2:1.3.0-8build5 amd64 [installed] mplayer-skin-blue/focal,focal ...
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Cannot play a sound with Cron since recent system update (Ubuntu 19.10)

Recently, after performing the routine update in my Ubuntu system (19.10), the command /usr/bin/play cannot play from Cron anymore (works fine on the command line). It was working great before for ...
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How to reliably watch local 4k video at > 2x speed?

I'm using VLC ("VideoLAN") on Linux to play 4k video I have recorded. I'm trying to quickly review long segments so I want to play the video faster, at least 5x. But when I exceed 2.9x the video ...
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MPlayer command line start video at x position

With MPlayer how do I start playing a video at x position? Hello folks, so if I want to start MPlayer at x position, what would I do? I have been ploughing through the man page and I cannot find it. ...
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External DVD driver doesn't play the disc properly

Question: can you recommend an external DVD player that I can use for watching legal movies in Europe (region code: 2) using Ubuntu 18.04? I bought a new notebook and an external DVD player because ...
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How to disable Web cam microphone and use USB microphone as audio input

I have a webcam with builtin microphone, and I have a USB microphone. I would like to record a video with webcam, but I want to record audio from USB mic, not from webcam mic. When I use mplayer, I ...
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How to stream my screen using rtsp (like ip camera)?

Hy all, At work, we migrated all computers at ubuntu 18.04. Before migration, we used windows 10 and Desk Camera app to recording screens and we used that to put in NVR like a IP Camera for ...
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mplayer running video slow

I have tried several video players and they all seem to not play back the video at the correct frame rate. It is very slow and almost at a stand still. The following feedback could be gained from ...
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MPlayer won't send audio output to bluetooth headset

This is the first time I try to pair a bluetooth device on Ubuntu. This is an up-to-date 18.04, and the device is an Andoer LH-811. blueman-applet is detecting the headset and pairing successfully, ...
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How do I install MPlayer and MEncoder in Ubuntu 18.04.2?

I am trying to make use of OGMrip, a dvd encoder. I get an error every time that states I need to install MEncoder. How do I go about doing that? I have tried updating and this does not resolve the ...
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MPlayer cache empties playing audio stream

I'm playing a live audio stream with MPlayer and the cache runs empty after a certain period of time, I can set it higher with -cache (kb), but it eventually runs down and causes the audio stream to ...
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Overlay image on top of the video

I am looking to play a video with an overlay image. Though with the help of ffmpeg I was able to make a new video with the overlay image. Reference here. But is there any other way without ...
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Any way to fix this mp4 that was cut off during recording

I took a video with my Android phone but failed to press the Stop button properly. So my phone ran out of disk memory and the Video App probably just cut off the file. After copying the file (size 2....
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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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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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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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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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