MPlayer - The Movie Player

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction
1.1. History
1.2. Installation
1.2.1. Software requirements
1.2.2. Codecs
1.2.3. Video cards YUV cards Non-YUV cards Cirrus-Logic cards
1.2.4. Sound cards
1.2.5. Features
1.3. What about the GUI?
1.4. Subtitles and OSD
1.4.1. MPlayer's own subtitle format (MPsub)
1.4.2. Installing OSD and subtitles
1.4.3. OSD menu
1.5. RTC
2. Features
2.1. Supported formats
2.1.1. Video formats MPEG files AVI files ASF/WMV files QuickTime/MOV files VIVO files FLI files RealMedia (RM) files NuppelVideo files yuv4mpeg files FILM files RoQ files OGG/OGM files SDP files PVA files NSV files GIF files
2.1.2. Audio formats MP3 files WAV files OGG/OGM files (Vorbis) WMA/ASF files MP4 files CD audio XMMS
2.2. Supported codecs
2.2.1. Video codecs DivX4/DivX5 FFmpeg/libavcodec XAnim codecs VIVO video MPEG-1/2 video MS Video1, Cinepak CVID, and other older codecs RealVideo XviD Sorenson
2.2.2. Audio codecs Software AC3 decoding Hardware AC3 decoding libmad support VIVO audio RealAudio QDesign codecs Qualcomm codecs AAC codec
2.2.3. Win32 codecs importing HOWTO VFW codecs DirectShow codecs
2.3. Video output devices
2.3.1. Setting up MTRR
2.3.2. Video outputs for traditional video cards Xv 3dfx cards S3 cards nVidia cards ATI cards NeoMagic cards Trident cards Kyro/PowerVR cards DGA SDL SVGAlib Framebuffer output (FBdev) Matrox framebuffer (mga_vid) 3Dfx YUV support OpenGL output AAlib - text mode displaying libcaca - Color ASCII Art library VESA - output to VESA BIOS X11 VIDIX ATI cards Matrox cards Trident cards 3DLabs cards nVidia cards SiS cards DirectFB DirectFB/Matrox (dfbmga)
2.3.3. MPEG decoders DVB output and input DXR2 DXR3/Hollywood+
2.3.4. Other visualization hardware Zr Blinkenlights
2.3.5. TV-out support Matrox G400 cards Matrox G450/G550 cards ATI cards Voodoo 3 nVidia NeoMagic
2.4. Audio output devices
2.4.1. Audio/Video synchronization
2.4.2. Troubleshooting
2.5. TV input
2.5.1. Compilation
2.5.2. Usage tips
2.5.3. Examples
3. Usage
3.1. Command line
3.2. Control
3.2.1. Controls configuration
3.2.2. Control from LIRC
3.2.3. Slave mode
3.3. Streaming from network or pipes
3.4. Remote streams
3.4.1. Compiling the server
3.4.2. Using remote streams
3.5. Edit Decision Lists (EDL)
3.5.1. Using an EDL file
3.5.2. Making an EDL file
4. Frequently Asked Questions
5. CD/DVD usage
5.1. CD/DVD drives
5.2. DVD playback
5.3. VCD playback
6. Ports
6.1. Linux
6.1.1. Debian packaging
6.1.2. RPM packaging
6.1.3. ARM
6.2. *BSD
6.2.1. FreeBSD
6.2.2. OpenBSD
6.2.3. Darwin
6.3. Sun Solaris
6.4. Silicon Graphics Irix
6.5. HP-UX
6.6. QNX
6.7. Windows
6.7.1. Cygwin
6.7.2. MinGW
6.8. Mac OS
6.9. Amiga/MorphOS (GeekGadgets)
7. Encoding with MEncoder
7.1. Encoding two pass MPEG-4 ("DivX")
7.2. Encoding to MPEG format
7.3. Rescaling movies
7.4. Stream copying
7.5. Encoding with the libavcodec codec family
7.6. Encoding from multiple input image files (JPEG, PNG, TGA, SGI)
7.7. Extracting DVD subtitles to VOBsub file
7.8. Preserving aspect ratio
7.9. Custom inter/intra matrices
7.10. Making a high quality MPEG-4 ("DivX") rip of a DVD movie
7.10.1. Constant Quantizer vs. two pass
7.10.2. Constraints for efficient encoding
7.10.3. Cropping and Scaling
7.10.4. Audio
7.10.5. Interlacing and Telecine
7.10.6. Filtering
7.10.7. Encoding options of libavcodec
7.10.8. Example
7.10.9. Muxing Limitations of the AVI container Muxing into the Matroska container
7.11. How to deal with telecine and interlacing within NTSC DVDs
7.11.1. Introduction
7.11.2. How to tell what type of video you have Progressive Telecined Interlaced Mixed progressive and telecine Mixed progressive and interlaced
7.11.3. How to encode each category Progressive Telecined Interlaced Mixed progressive and telecine Mixed progressive and interlaced
7.11.4. Footnotes
A. Mailing lists
B. How to report bugs
B.1. How to fix bugs
B.2. How to report bugs
B.3. Where to report bugs
B.4. What to report
B.4.1. System Information
B.4.2. Hardware and drivers
B.4.3. Configure problems
B.4.4. Compilation problems
B.4.5. Playback problems
B.4.6. Crashes
B.4.6.1. How to conserve information about a reproducible crash
B.4.6.2. How to extract meaningful information from a core dump
B.5. I know what I am doing...
C. Known bugs
C.1. Special system/CPU-specific bugs/problems
C.2. Various A-V sync and other audio problems
C.2.1. General audio delay or jerky sound (exists with all or many files)
C.2.2. Audio delay/de-sync specific to one or a few files
C.2.3. No sound at all
C.2.4. No picture at all (just plain grey/green window)
C.2.5. Video-out problems
D. MPlayer skin format
D.1. Overview
D.1.1. Directories
D.1.2. Image formats
D.1.3. Skin components
D.1.4. Files
D.2. The skin file
D.2.1. Main window and playbar
D.2.2. Subwindow
D.2.3. Skin menu
D.3. Fonts
D.3.1. Symbols
D.4. GUI messages
E. Developer cries
E.1. GCC 2.96
E.2. Binary distribution
E.3. nVidia
E.4. Joe Barr
F. How to send patches