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Passing some mplayer options to smplayer from command line

Posted 12-18-2014 at 01:56 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 12-21-2014 at 12:19 AM by the dsc (fixing the method)

Major edit:

Apparently the best way to go is to dinamically edit or switch/rename the smplayer.ini file, in the following line:

Code:
mplayer_additional_options=--ss=<seconds> -af scaletempo -speed <speed>
It probably requires that the options aren't set elsewhere in the GUI's settings.



The the original post remains below, just in case there's still something useful.

PS.: the time "grepping"...
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Getting out of a dependency hell without reinstalling

Posted 04-18-2013 at 01:07 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 04-18-2013 at 10:44 PM by the dsc

I'm not suggesting it's really preferable in any situation or in any specific situation, I just found myself in a "what the hell" point and thought it worth a try, and it worked.

I was just thinking that it would be nice that for slideshow videos there was a variable frame rate, and turns out that it exist. I've found that the program handbrake can handle that easily, so I decided to install. Unfortunatelly it's only on Debians unnofficial multimedia repository, which can...
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Rant: what was wrong/"bad" with mplayer-gui/gmplayer?

Posted 09-03-2012 at 11:41 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags mplayer, rant

I don't get it. It wasn't like it inspired someone to say that it's the GUI that one ever dreamed about, but was fully functional, and funnily enough more reliable than all the alternative GUIs that used mplayer as a back-end, as far as I've looked at. I guess the decision eventually resulted in a (current to me at least) problem with subtitles/fontconfig, as subtitles will work on mplayer and mplayer2, but not on gmplayer, even though it never used to be that way before.

It's not...
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More notes on HD video playback in Linux: vlc code++, mplayer speed++

Posted 04-26-2011 at 11:16 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])

Few days ago I've built a new gentoo environment: my previous system became a junkyard, so I ended up rebuilding it. First thing I've tested, is how it runs HD.

To mention entire list of updates:
Old system: Linux 2.6.34.8 x86_64 [amd64], nvidia-drivers 260.19.29, libx264 0.0.20101029(portage), mplayer 1.0_rc4_p20100612(--version gives SVN-r30554-4.4.3), vlc 1.1.4.
New system: Linux 2.6.38.4 x86_64 [amd64], nvidia-drivers 260.19.36, libx264 0.0.20110223(portage), mplayer...
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mplayer vs vlc

Posted 10-10-2010 at 02:52 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])
Tags dvd, mplayer, vlc

I've been a VLC media player user for a long time. But some funny thing happened when I upgraded my gentoo and VLC started lagging extremely hard. I tried everything: from downgrading codec libraries to removing ~/.vlc : nothing helped. The problem was when I was trying to watch DVDs and some avi files, it shown "buffering" on every frame, and, of course, I had a hang of few seconds every time. I've decided to try mplayer, as many people told me it's teh best.
So I emerged mplayer...
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