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'''MPlayer''' is a powerful and versatile media player that can play all types of free media formats (see the FreeFormats page) as well as most 'non-free' media formats. A companion program called [:MEncoder: MEncoder] can be used to encode or transform any audio or video stream that MPlayer can read. See the RestrictedFormats wiki page for instructions for enabling non-free formats in MPlayer and gmplayer. For more information visit the [ MPlayer web site].

== Installing MPlayer ==

attachment:IconsPage/apt.png '''Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake)'''

 Beginning with Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake, you no longer need to match your CPU to the proper MPlayer package. [[BR]] Simply install the '''mplayer''' package from the [:AddingRepositoriesHowto: Multiverse repository].

attachment:IconsPage/apt.png '''Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) and earlier'''

 See this [:/Breezy: wiki page] for installation instructions.

== Streaming Video ==

'''MPlayer''' provides excellent streaming video support for Mozilla, Firefox, Epiphany and Konqueror. To enable support for streaming media install the package '''mozilla-mplayer'''.

== Supported Audio and Video Codecs ==

 * Supported video codecs include:
    * MPEG-1 (VCD) and MPEG-2 (SVCD/DVD/DVB) video
    * MPEG-4 SP/ASP (for example, encoded with Div''''''X, Xvi''''''D or FFmpeg MPEG-4)
    * H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC)
    * Windows Media Video 7/8 (WMV1/2)
    * Windows Media Video 9 (WMV3) (using x86 DLL)
    * Real''''''Video 1.0, 2.0 (G2)
    * Real''''''Video 3.0 (RP8), 4.0 (RP9) (using Real libraries)
    * Sorenson v1/v3 (SVQ1/SVQ3), Cinepak, RPZA and other Quick''''''Time codecs
    * DV video
    * Intel Indeo3 (3.1, 3.2)
    * Intel Indeo 4.1 and 5.0 (using x86 DLL or X''''''Anim codecs)
    * VIVO 1.0, 2.0, I263 and other H.263(+) variants (using x86 DLL)
    * MJPEG, AVID, VCR2, ASV2 and other hardware formats
    * FLI/FLC
    * Huff''''''YUV
    * various old simple RLE-like formats

 * Supported audio codecs include:
    * MPEG layer 1, 2, and 3 (MP3) audio
    * AC3/A52 (Dolby Digital) audio (software or SP/DIF)
    * AAC (MPEG-4 audio)
    * WMA (Div''''''X Audio) v1, v2
    * WMA 9 (WMAv3), Voxware audio, etc (using x86 DLLs)
    * Real''''''Audio: COOK, SIPRO, ATRAC3 (using Real libraries)
    * Real''''''Audio: DNET and older codecs
    * Quick''''''Time: Qclp, Q-Design QDMC/QDM2, MACE 3/6 (using QT libraries), ALAC
    * Ogg Vorbis audio
    * VIVO audio (g723, Vivo Siren) (using x86 DLL)
    * alaw/ulaw, (ms)gsm, pcm, adpcm and other simple old audio formats

== See also ==

 * [ MPlayer Documentation] at the MPlayer web site

 * [ Video Transcoding Wiki]

 * [:MEncoder: MEncoder wiki page]

 * [:/CVS: This wiki page] explains how to install MPlayer from CVS

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