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

Translation(s): English - French - Italiano

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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.


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

Debian-specific information

upstream specific information

other information

CategorySoftware CategoryVideo CategorySound