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[[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 RealPlayer to avi. It has a useful and powerful companion for video encoding called DebianPkg:mencoder.
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Also it normally has an encoder shipped with it ({{{mencoder}}}), which is very powerful, but isn't included in the DebianLenny debian package.

There is a MPlayer plug-in for [[Mozilla]]: DebPkg:mozilla-mplayer which will be replaced by DebPkg:gecko-mediaplayer (from the same author) that already replaced it in the current testing release (Squeeze).
There is a MPlayer plug-in for [[Iceweasel]], DebianPkg:gecko-mediaplayer.
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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.
== Front ends ==
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The proposed source package has been stripped from at least encrypted DVD playback and {{{mencoder}}}. There is some progress in getting mencoder into Debian under DebianBug:396954 MPlayer has many independently developed GUIs:
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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}}}.  * DebianPkg:gnome-mplayer
 * DebianPkg:smplayer
 * [[http://www.umplayer.com/|umplayer]]
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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). == Binary codecs (optional) ==
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=== Binary codecs (optional) ===

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.

~- {{{
# /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'

100%[=====================================================================================================================>] 10,009,454 574K/s in 44s

2009-04-15 00:12:47 (222 KB/s) - `essential-20071007.tar.bz2' saved [10009454/10009454]

Checking MD5 for essential-20071007.tar.bz2
essential-20071007.tar.bz2: OK
Installing essential-20071007.tar.bz2 ...
Installed essential-20071007.tar.bz2 Succesfully!}}} -~
MPlayer can use binary codecs to extend support for file formats, see [[MultimediaCodecs]].
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 * DebPkg:mplayer  * DebianPkg:mplayer

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MPlayer is a powerful multimedia player and more - It plays almost anything from RealPlayer to avi. It has a useful and powerful companion for video encoding called mencoder.

There is a MPlayer plug-in for Iceweasel, gecko-mediaplayer. See also: MPlayer on Wikipedia.

Front ends

MPlayer has many independently developed GUIs:

Binary codecs (optional)

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

See Also