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 can be used to encode or transform any audio or video stream that MPlayer can read.

Installing MPlayer

Install the ''mplayer'' package from the Multiverse repository.

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.

Tips Tricks & Techniques

Audio Video Syncing on FLV files

  • To correct problems of audio and video being out of sync, edit or create the file ~/.mplayer/config. Then add this text as a line anywhere in the file:

    • mc=0

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 DivX, XviD or FFmpeg MPEG-4)

    • H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC)
    • Windows Media Video 7/8/9 (WMV1/2/3)
    • 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
    • Intel Indeo 2, 3 (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: SIPRO (using Real libraries)

    • RealAudio: DNET, Cooker, ATRAC3 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

See also

MPlayer (last edited 2017-09-26 20:35:19 by ckimes)