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The configuration options for '''MPLayer''' given here are mostly taken from Ubuntu 6.06 and should work on most computers. The configuration options for MPlayer given here are mostly taken from Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) and should work on most computers.
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    * MPEG-4 in all variants including Div''''''X, Open''''''Div''''''X (Div''''''X4), Div''''''X 5 (Pro), Xvi''''''D     * MPEG-4 (for example, encoded with Div''''''X, Xvi''''''D or FFmpeg MPEG-4)


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. 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].

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

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



The configuration options for MPlayer given here are mostly taken from Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) 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).
    # Specify default audio driver (see mplayer -ao help for a list).
    # Drop frames to preserve audio/video sync.
    framedrop = yes
    # get a default OSD font from fontconfig
    fontconfig = yes
    font = "Sans"
    subfont-text-scale = 3


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 (for example, encoded with DivX, XviD or FFmpeg MPEG-4)

    • Windows Media Video 7/8 (WMV1/2)
    • Windows Media Video 9 (WMV3) (using x86 DLL)
    • RealVideo 1.0, 2.0 (G2)

    • RealVideo 3.0 (RP8), 4.0 (RP9) (using Real libraries)

    • Sorenson v1/v3 (SVQ1/SVQ3), Cinepak, RPZA and other QuickTime codecs

    • DV video
    • 3ivx
    • Intel Indeo3 (3.1, 3.2)
    • Intel Indeo 4.1 and 5.0 (using x86 DLL or XAnim 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
    • HuffYUV

    • 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 (DivX Audio) v1, v2

    • WMA 9 (WMAv3), Voxware audio, etc (using x86 DLLs)
    • RealAudio: COOK, SIPRO, ATRAC3 (using Real libraries)

    • RealAudio: DNET and older codecs

    • QuickTime: 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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