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= MPlayer =
[[http://mplayerhq.hu|MPlayer]] is a powerful multimedia player and more - It plays almost anything from RealPlayer to avi.
[[http://mplayerhq.hu|MPlayer]] is a powerful multimedia player and more - It plays almost anything from CD/DVD and the like, to container formats, such as avi, mp4 or ogg, it also plays many different audio and video formats, it has supports for subtitles and can play streaming formats, and many others. It has a useful and powerful companion for video encoding called DebianPkg:mencoder.
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Also it has an encoder shipped with it (MEncoder), which is very powerful. There is a MPlayer plug-in for [[Iceweasel]], DebianPkg:gecko-mediaplayer.
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There is a MPlayer plug-in for [[Mozilla]]: DebPkg:mozilla-mplayer Debian also ships DebianPkg:mpv, which is a more recent fork of MPlayer (actually a fork of MPlayer2 which was in turn a fork of MPlayer).
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See also: WikiPedia:MPlayer == Front ends ==
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== MPlayer in Debian ==
See the [[http://people.debian.org/~mjr/mplayer.html|Debian mplayer FAQ]] for some background information about the MPlayer in Debian saga.
MPlayer has many independently developed GUIs:
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The proposed source package has been stripped from at least encrypted DVD playback and {{{mencoder}}}.  * DebianPkg:gnome-mplayer
 * DebianPkg:smplayer
 * DebianPkg:kmplayer
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In September 2006, there was an [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/09/msg00915.html|update and summary on the case]] on {{{debian-devel}}}. == Binary codecs (optional) ==
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[[DebPkg:mplayer|The package]] landed in Debian Sid on October 26th 2006, this was [[Bug:113238|one of the longest ITP]] (a little more than five years). MPlayer can use binary codecs to extend support for file formats, see [[MultimediaCodecs]].
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=== Binary codecs (optional) === == Other ==
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The included {{{/usr/share/mplayer/scripts/binary-codecs.sh}}} script can be used to obtain a tarball containing binary-only codecs, extracting these to {{{/usr/lib/codecs}}}. These are used by MPlayer to provide support for file formats not supported natively.  * Render video as ASCII art: {{{mplayer -vo caca MyFile.mpg}}} ''or'' {{{mplayer -vo aa MyFile.mpg}}}
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~- {{{
# /usr/share/mplayer/scripts/binary_codecs.sh install
mkdir: created directory `/usr/lib/codecs'
mkdir: created directory `mplayer_binary_codecs'
Downloading mirrors list..
Getting codecs list ...
Downloading MD5 sums from main site
2009-04-15 00:12:01 URL:http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/MD5SUMS [2145/2145] -> "MD5SUMS" [1]
Downloading and installing essential-20071007.tar.bz2 ...
Downloading essential-20071007.tar.bz2 from http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer ...
--2009-04-15 00:12:01-- http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/essential-20071007.tar.bz2
Resolving www1.mplayerhq.hu... 213.144.138.186
Connecting to www1.mplayerhq.hu|213.144.138.186|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 10009454 (9.5M) [application/x-bzip]
Saving to: `essential-20071007.tar.bz2'
== See also ==
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100%[=====================================================================================================================>] 10,009,454 574K/s in 44s  * [[Multimedia#Media_players|Media players]]
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2009-04-15 00:12:47 (222 KB/s) - `essential-20071007.tar.bz2' saved [10009454/10009454] === Debian-specific information ===
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Checking MD5 for essential-20071007.tar.bz2
essential-20071007.tar.bz2: OK
Installing essential-20071007.tar.bz2 ...
Installed essential-20071007.tar.bz2 Succesfully!}}} -~
  * [[DebianPkg:mplayer|mplayer]]
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== See Also ==   * [[DebianBug:mplayer|Bugs]]
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 * DebPkg:mplayer   * [[DebianMan:mplayer|Manual pages]]
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== External Links ==
 * http://www.mplayerhq.hu - Project homepage;
  * http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/faq.html - Upstream FAQ
 * [[irc://irc.freenode.net/%23mplayer|#mplayer]] - [[IRC]] channel;
  * http://wiki.multimedia.cx/?title=MPlayer_FAQ - #mplayer FAQ
 * http://people.debian.org/~mjr/mplayer.html - The Debian and mplayer FAQ
  * [[https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/mplayer|Security Bug Tracker]]

  * https://people.debian.org/~mjr/mplayer.html - The Debian and mplayer FAQ

=== Upstream specific information ===

 * [[http://www.mplayerhq.hu|Homepage]]

 * [[http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/faq.html|FAQ]]

 * [[irc://irc.freenode.net/%23mplayer|#mplayer]] - [[IRC]] channel
  * [[http://wiki.multimedia.cx/?title=MPlayer_FAQ|#mplayer FAQ]]

=== Other information ===

 * [[WikiPedia:mplayer|mplayer on wikipedia]]

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Translation(s): English - French - Italiano


MPlayer is a powerful multimedia player and more - It plays almost anything from CD/DVD and the like, to container formats, such as avi, mp4 or ogg, it also plays many different audio and video formats, it has supports for subtitles and can play streaming formats, and many others. It has a useful and powerful companion for video encoding called mencoder.

There is a MPlayer plug-in for Iceweasel, gecko-mediaplayer.

Debian also ships mpv, which is a more recent fork of MPlayer (actually a fork of MPlayer2 which was in turn a fork of MPlayer).

Front ends

MPlayer has many independently developed GUIs:

Binary codecs (optional)

MPlayer can use binary codecs to extend support for file formats, see MultimediaCodecs.

Other

  • Render video as ASCII art: mplayer -vo caca MyFile.mpg or mplayer -vo aa MyFile.mpg

See also

Debian-specific information

Upstream specific information

Other information


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