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Documentation

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/MPlayer

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=17783

HOWTO: Play Half Size

mplayer -xy 0.5 filename.mp4

HOWTO: Play With No Sound

mplayer -noaudio filename.mp4

HOWTO: Take A Screenshot

mplayer -vf screenshot /path/to/video_file

Then, press the S key.

To take continuous shots per frame, press SHIFT+S keys.

Thanks - http://lorenzod8n.wordpress.com/2007/05/23/screenshots-with-mplayer/

HOWTO: 5.1 Surround Sound, Full Screen, Deactivate Screensaver, Nicer Audio

mplayer -channels 6 -fs -heartbeat-cmd "xscreensaver-command -deactivate" -af equalizer=-8:-6:-4:-2:0:0:2:4:6:8 filename.mkv

HOWTO: Stop Screensaver

mplayer -heartbeat-cmd "xscreensaver-command -deactivate" filename.avi

HOWTO: Audio 10 Band Graphic Equaliser In Console

mplayer -af equalizer=-16:-8:-4:-2:0:0:2:4:8:16 *.flac

Stream Videos Across The Network Or Internet

mplayer -cache 10000 -lavdopts lowres=1 -vfm ffmpeg "http://address/video.avi"

Install Latest SVN Version Of Mplayer (With VDPAU) In Ubuntu

Download the source code... (first time)

cd ~
svn checkout svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer/trunk mplayer
cd mplayer/

Download the source code... (next time)

cd mplayer/
svn update

Download the Nvidia VDPAU libraries... (just the first time)

mkdir vdpau
cd vdpau/
wget -r ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/vdpau/include/vdpau/
cd ..
cp -av vdpau ffmpeg/

Configure...

./configure --enable-vdpau

Build...

make

Backup the existing version of mplayer you have...

sudo mv /usr/bin/mplayer /root/

Install...

sudo make install

Test...

mplayer
MPlayer SVN-r35003-4.4.5 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team

Enjoy  :-)

Custom Configuration Files

nano .mplayer/config
[default]

# VIDEO OPTIONS
fs=yes
demuxer=lavf
vo=vdpau:deint=3
vc=ffmpeg12vdpau,ffh264vdpau,ffvc1vdpau,ffwmv3vdpau,
vfm=ffmpeg,

# AUDIO OPTIONS
ao=pulse
ac=fftruehd,ffdca,ffeac3,ffac3,fflpcm,
afm=ffmpeg,
alang=English,eng,en
slang=English,eng,en
forcedsubsonly=yes
channels=6
autosync=1

# CACHE OPTIONS
cache=8000
cache-min=20.0
cache-seek-min=50

# CONTROLLER OPTIONS
noar=yes
nomouseinput=yes
nolirc=yes
nojoystick=yes
nano ~/.mplayer/input.conf
F1 switch_ratio 0
F2 switch_ratio 1.3333
F3 switch_ratio 1.7778
F4 switch_ratio 1.85
F5 switch_ratio 2.3

Playing Multiple Files

for i in *.mp3; do mplayer "$i"; done

Information

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=17783

http://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php?title=MPlayer_FAQ