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Old 08-12-2004, 12:42 PM   #1
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Angry mplayer plays files too fast

i have just installed mplayer and i just got the gui up, and recently there has been a lot of files that will play with no sound and really fast. so far i see a menu in the preferences that i can choose the video plugin i use. i don't have to do this everytime do I? i mean mplayer should just know what plugin to use. i don't know. anyone ever heard of this.

Old 08-12-2004, 01:51 PM   #2
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It will do that if you use the wrong driver. And yes you will have to adjust the prefs accordingly everytime unless you have your own config file in ~/.mplayer directory.

The gui can be a drag at times. Mplayer actually works better without out and probably uses less cpu. Adjust the file types for your files and associate mplayer but to run something similar to this.

mplayer --vo `your driver name` -ao `your audio driver` -fs

Take off the fs if you don't want fullscreen. That will give you a basic video window and you'll have to navigate with your keyboard. For ex. space bar for pause up arrow for volume up and vice versa.

For a better undertanding just type mplayer --help from a terminal. If you still have issues especially with pre-built binaries of mplayer then you may have to recompile mplayer and pass more suitable options to ./configure to better adapt to your cpu.
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