Difference between revisions of "MPlayer"
|Line 18:||Line 18:|
There are quite a few GUIs for MPlayer
There are quite a few GUIs for MPlayer. The
<code>smplayer</code> the <code>smplayer-themes</code> package provides themes for it
Revision as of 20:29, 13 September 2008
MPlayer is the oh-so-popular movie player for Linux. MPlayer has support for pretty much every video and audio format out there and is hence very versatile, even though most people use it for viewing videos.
pacman -S mplayer in a shell as root. Done.
Additional installation tips
To get the most out of MPlayer, you should really consider installing the
codecs package, which adds support for Windows codecs, Real9 and QuickTime (.mov). Type
pacman -S codecs and you're all set.
There are quite a few GUIs for MPlayer. The mplayer package includes the default gmplayer.
smplayeris in the extra repository. The
smplayer-themespackage provides themes for it.
gnome-mplayerare in the AUR and community repos, respectively.
If you want to let MPlayer control video viewing in your favorite web browser, try one of the following:
pacman -S mplayer-plugin
pacman -S kmplayer (also provides a complete frontend to MPlayer.)
System-wide configuration is located in
/usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf, whereas the user-local settings are stored in
Watching streamed video
If you want to play a video stream (e.g *.asx link) use
mplayer -playlist linktostream.asx to play the stream as these are playlists of streams and won't be playable omitting the -playlist option.
- This is a list of the most basic MPlayer keys.
|Left||Seek backward ten seconds.|
|Right||Seek forward ten seconds.|
|Down||Seek backward one minute.|
|Up||Seek forward one minute.|
|<||Go back in the playlist.|
|>||Go forward in the playlist.|
|m||Mute the sound.|
|f||Toggle fullscreen mode.|
|o||Toggle OSD state.|
|j||Toggle subtitle visibility.|
|1, 2||Adjust contrast.|
|3, 4||Adjust brightness.|