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There are quite a few GUIs for MPlayer. The mplayer package includes the default gmplayer which is skinnable <code>(extra/mplayer-skins)</code>.  
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There are quite a few GUIs for MPlayer. The mplayer package includes the default gmplayer which is skinnable (<code>extra/mplayer-skins</code>).  
 
* Qt: <code>smplayer</code> is in the extra repository. The <code>smplayer-themes</code> package provides themes for it.
 
* Qt: <code>smplayer</code> is in the extra repository. The <code>smplayer-themes</code> package provides themes for it.
 
* Gtk+: <code>pymp</code> and <code>gnome-mplayer</code> are in the AUR and community repos, respectively.
 
* Gtk+: <code>pymp</code> and <code>gnome-mplayer</code> are in the AUR and community repos, respectively.

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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.

Installation

Type pacman -S mplayer in a shell as root. Done.

Additional installation tips

More codecs

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.

Frontends/GUIs

There are quite a few GUIs for MPlayer. The mplayer package includes the default gmplayer which is skinnable (extra/mplayer-skins).

  • Qt: smplayer is in the extra repository. The smplayer-themes package provides themes for it.
  • Gtk+: pymp and gnome-mplayer are in the AUR and community repos, respectively.

Browser integration

If you want to let MPlayer control video viewing in your favorite web browser, try one of the following:

Firefox

pacman -S mplayer-plugin

Konqueror

pacman -S kmplayer (also provides a complete frontend to MPlayer.)

Usage

Configuration

System-wide configuration is located in /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf, whereas the user-local settings are stored in ~/.mplayer/config.

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.

Keybindings

This is a list of the most basic MPlayer keys.
Key Description
p Toggle pause/play.
Space Toggle pause/play.
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.
0 Volume up.
9 Volume down.
f Toggle fullscreen mode.
o Toggle OSD state.
j Toggle subtitle visibility.
I Show filename.
1, 2 Adjust contrast.
3, 4 Adjust brightness.

External links