MPlayer

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'''MPlayer''' is a powerful and customisable video player with support for a large number of audio and video codecs.


== 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].


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

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


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== Configuration ==

The configuration options for '''MPLayer''' given here are mostly taken from Ubuntu 6.06 and should work on most computers.

attachment:IconsPage/terminal.png To use this configuration, open MPlayer's configuration file
 {{{
~/.mplayer/config
}}}

 and edit the file as follows:
 {{{
# Specify default video driver (see mplayer -vo help for a list).
vo=xv,sdl,x11

# Specify default audio driver (see mplayer -ao help for a list).
ao=alsa,oss,sdl,esd,arts

# Drop frames to preserve audio/video sync.
framedrop = yes

# get a default OSD font from fontconfig
fontconfig = yes
font = "Sans"
subfont-text-scale = 3
}}}



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== 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'''.


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== Supported Audio and Video Codecs ==

 * Supported video codecs include:
    * MPEG-1 (VCD) and MPEG-2 (SVCD/DVD/DVB) video
    * MPEG-4 in all variants including Div''''''X, Open''''''Div''''''X (Div''''''X4), Div''''''X 5 (Pro), Xvi''''''D
    * 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
    * 3ivx
    * 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, ACELP.net 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
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