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Just annotations of little "how to's", so I know I can find how to do something I've already done when I need to do it again, in case I don't remember anymore, which is not unlikely. Hopefully they can be useful to others, but I can't guarantee that it will work, or that it won't even make things worse.

Passing some mplayer options to smplayer from a script

Posted 12-18-2014 at 01:56 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 12-28-2014 at 07:22 PM by the dsc (fixing the method)

PS/edit.: renamed the title as it's really something that makes more sense from within scripts, not from the command line itself. Unless perhaps one makes a wrapper script that edits smplayer.ini with whatever parameters are set by command line and resets afterwards, while still somehow preserving smplayer's own syntax, if that's even possible.

Major edit:

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