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MPlayer Features

MPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems (see the documentation). It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5 and even WMV movies..

Another great feature of MPlayer is the wide range of supported output drivers. It works with X11, Xv, DGA, OpenGL, SVGAlib, fbdev, AAlib, DirectFB, but you can use GGI, SDL (and this way all their drivers), VESA (on every VESA compatible card, even without X11!) and some low level card-specific drivers (for Matrox, 3Dfx and ATI), too! Most of them support software or hardware scaling, so you can enjoy movies in fullscreen. MPlayer supports displaying through some hardware MPEG decoder boards, such as the Siemens DVB, DXR2 and DXR3/Hollywood+.

MPlayer has an onscreen display (OSD) for status information, nice big antialiased shaded subtitles and visual feedback for keyboard controls. European/ISO 8859-1,2 (Hungarian, English, Czech, etc), Cyrillic and Korean fonts are supported along with 12 subtitle formats (MicroDVD, SubRip, OGM, SubViewer, Sami, VPlayer, RT, SSA, AQTitle, JACOsub, PJS and our own: MPsub). DVD subtitles (SPU streams, VOBsub and Closed Captions) are supported as well.

MPlayer is available under the GNU General Public License v2.
Supported Input Formats

* (S)VCD (Super Video CD)
* CDRwin's .bin image file
* DVD, including encrypted DVD
* RIFF AVI file format
* ASF/WMV/WMA format
* QT/MOV/MP4 format
* RealAudio/RealVideo format
* Ogg/OGM files
* Matroska
* NSV (Nullsoft Streaming Video)
* VIVO format
* FLI format
* NuppelVideo format
* yuv4mpeg format
* FILM (.cpk) format
* RoQ format
* PVA format
* TV grabbing

Supported Video and Audio Codecs
most important video codecs:

* MPEG-1 (VCD) and MPEG-2 (SVCD/DVD/DVB) video
* MPEG-4 in all variants including DivX ;-), OpenDivX (DivX4), DivX 5 (Pro), XviD
* Windows Media Video 7/8 (WMV1/2)
* Windows Media Video 9 (WMV3) (using x86 DLL)
* 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
* 3ivx
* Intel Indeo3 (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
* HuffYUV
* various old simple RLE-like formats

most important audio codecs:

* 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, ACELP.net etc (using x86 DLLs)
* RealAudio: COOK, SIPRO, ATRAC3 (using Real libraries)
* RealAudio: DNET 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

The codec status page has the complete list and is updated daily.
Supported Video Output Devices

* x11: X11 with SHM extension
* xv: X11 using overlays with the Xvideo extension (hardware YUV & scaling)
* xvmc: Xvideo Motion Compensation
* vidix: VIDeo Interface for *niX
* xvidix: VIDIX in an X11 window
* cvidix: VIDIX on the console
* winvidix: VIDIX under Windows
* dga: X11 DGA extension (both v1.0 and v2.0)
* gl: OpenGL renderer
* gl2: alternative OpenGL renderer (with multiple textures)
* fbdev: framebuffer output
* svga: SVGAlib output (supports EGA displays)
* sdl: SDL >= v1.1.7 driver
* ggi: GGI graphics output
* aalib: text mode rendering
* caca: text mode rendering in color
* vesa: display through the VESA BIOS (also needed for Radeon TV-out)
* directfb: DirectFB support
* directx: native Windows DirectX output driver
* quartz: native Mac OS X output driver

card specific:

* mga: Matrox G200/G400/G450/G550 hardware YUV overlay via the mga_vid device
* xmga: Matrox G200/G400/G450/G550 overlay (mga_vid) in X11 window (Xv emulation on X 3.3.x!)
* syncfb: Matrox G400 YUV support on framebuffer
* 3dfx: Voodoo 3/Banshee hardware YUV support (/dev/3dfx)
* tdfxfb: Voodoo 3/Banshee hardware YUV support on tdfx framebuffer
* mpegpes: support for Siemens DVB hardware MPEG-1/2 decoder boards (or MPEG-PES file output)
* dxr2: support for DXR2 hardware MPEG-1/2 decoder boards
* dxr3: support for DXR3/Hollywood+ hardware MPEG-1/2 decoder boards
* zr: support for Zoran360[56]7 based hardware MJPEG cards


* png: PNG output
* jpeg: JPEG output
* gif89a: animated GIF output
* tga: Targa output
* yuv4mpeg: yuv4mpeg output for mjpegtools
* pgm: PGM output (for testing purposes)
* md5: MD5sum output (for debugging)
* null: null output (for speed tests/benchmarking)
* bl: Blinkenlights output

See the video card section of the documentation for more details.
Supported Audio Output Devices

* OSS (Open Sound System) - factory standard under UNIX
* SDL (Simple Directmedia Layer) - wrapper library with support for various systems
* ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) 0.5/0.9/1.0 for Linux
* SUN audio driver for BSD and Solaris8/9 users
* SGI audio for IRIX
* Mac OS X audio
* Windows audio
* NAS (Network Audio System)
* ESD (ESound Daemon)
* ARTS (KDE Sound System)
* JACK (Jack Audio Connection Kit)

See the sound card section of the documentation for more details.

Most of time-critical parts are optimized for Intel/AMD (MMX/MMX2/SSE/SSE2/3DNow!/3DNowEx), PowerPC G4 (Altivec), SPARC (VIS), ARM PDAs and the Sony Playstation 2.
You can improve rendering speed by setting up MTRR registers (XFree86 4.x.x does this automatically), see the MTRR section of the video card documentation.

MPlayer comes with a GUI that is not build by default. The GUI section of the documentation explains how to enable it. Several external MPlayer frontends provide alternative GUIs.

MPlayer comes with extensive documentation that explains in detail how to solve or work around most common problems, how to best set up MPlayer on your system and how to achieve optimal performance.

The most common questions are collected in the FAQ. If you are looking for a specific thing you can try to search the documentation to find a solution.

Information about MPlayer internals and other development related aspects can be found in the tech section of the documentation.

The online documentation is generated nightly from the CVS version of MPlayer. If you are using a release version of MPlayer you may notice some changes and thus prefer to use the documentation that comes with your installation. Translations to several languages are available. The master version is English, but the translations are generally quite up-to-date unless marked otherwise.

* English: HTML or HTML single file
* Czech: HTML or HTML single file
* French (outdated, help wanted): HTML or HTML single file
* Hungarian: HTML or HTML single file
* Polish: HTML or HTML single file
* Russian (outdated): HTML or HTML single file
* Spanish (outdated): HTML or HTML single file
* German (outdated): HTML
* Italian (outdated): HTML
* Chinese (outdated): HTML

The manual page for MPlayer and MEncoder describes all available command line options and how to control MPlayer with the keyboard. It is also regenerated nightly for the CVS version of MPlayer.

* English: HTML or ROFF or TXT
* Czech: HTML or ROFF or TXT
* French: HTML or ROFF or TXT
* Italian: HTML or ROFF or TXT
* Polish: HTML or ROFF or TXT
* Chinese (outdated): HTML or ROFF or TXT
* German (outdated): HTML or ROFF or TXT
* Hungarian (outdated): HTML or ROFF or TXT
* Spanish (outdated): HTML or ROFF or TXT
* Swedish (incomplete): HTML or ROFF or TXT

We continuously strive to improve and extend the documentation. If you find omissions, errors or inaccuracies, please tell us on the MPlayer-DOCS mailing list. If the documentation is not (yet) available in your language and you are interested in translating it, please read the translation HOWTO and join the MPlayer-DOCS mailing list. We always welcome new translations.
Bug Reports

First try the development (CVS) version, maybe your bug is already known and fixed, but the new version hasn't been released yet.
Please read all the docs in the package, most common problems and possible workarounds are described somewhere. We will NOT answer questions which are already answered in the documentation!
If you couldn't solve the problem, then send us a quality bug report: read the bug reporting section for details!
Mailing Lists

There are public MPlayer development and user support mailing lists. Due to spam problems you can only post to our lists after subscribing. Before posting please learn and follow Netiquette as well as general rules about writing and quoting just as on usenet. For a complete refresher please read HOWTO Edit Messages. As a guideline, remember that HTML mail, top-posting and posting unrelated messages as replies to existing threads are frowned upon. Playing by the rules makes the life of those who read your mails a lot easier and significantly increases your chances of getting an answer. Unless explicitly stated otherwise the lists are English-only. If you send an overly big attachment and your mail gets rejected, put the attachment up for download somewhere instead.

Note: Confirming mailing list subscription by clicking on the link in the mail you receive after subscribing does not work, please confirm by sending an email instead.

Note: Local archives are offline, please use Gmane archives where available.

Note: The web interface to mailman is down, but you can still access all the features using the mail interface.
Send a mail with the word help is the subject or in the body to the address list_name-request@mplayerhq.hu (replace list_name with the name of the list you're interested in) to get a detailed explanation.
Do not forget the -request part, else you'll send your command to the list.
The most useful commands are:

* subscribe: subscribe the address you're writing from to a list; it will send you a mail asking for confirmation.
* unsubscribe: unsubscribe your address from the list; you will get a mail asking for confirmation.

If you need to subscribe/unsubscribe an address other than the one you're writing from, or you need to set/alter your mailman password or options, please refer to the message that you get with the help command.
For users:

* MPlayer-announce: low traffic mailing list for release, security advisory, etc announcements
subscribe :: archives :: search :: search on gmane :: search on Free Network Group
* MPlayer-users: general support mailing list for questions related to MPlayer and bug reports
subscribe :: archives :: search :: search on gmane :: search on Free Network Group
* MPlayer-felhasznalok: Hungarian user support list
subscribe :: archives :: search
* MPlayer-matrox: support mailing list for users with Matrox graphics cards
subscribe :: archives :: Sourceforge archives :: search :: search on gmane
* MPlayer-dvb: support mailing list for users with DVB hardware decoder cards
subscribe :: archives :: search :: search on gmane
* MEncoder-users: general support mailing list for questions related to MEncoder
subscribe :: archives :: search :: search on gmane :: search on Free Network Group

For developers:

* MPlayer-dev-eng: Main development mailing list, patches belong here.
subscribe :: archives :: search :: search on gmane :: search on Free Network Group
* MPlayer-cvslog: Commits to the MPlayer CVS archive are sent to as diffs and discussed on this mailing list.
subscribe :: archives :: search :: search on Free Network Group
* MPlayer-DOCS: Documentation and homepage development mailing list that also receives documentation and homepage related commits to the CVS repository.
subscribe :: archives :: search :: search on Free Network Group
* MPlayer-translations: Documentation and homepage translation mailing list that also receives documentation and homepage translation related commits to the CVS repository.
subscribe :: archives :: search
* MPlayer-cygwin: mailing list for Windows (Cygwin and MinGW) porting discussions
subscribe :: archives :: search :: search on gmane :: search on Free Network Group
* MPlayer-G2-dev: mailing list for discussion about MPlayer G2, the next generation video player
subscribe :: archives :: search :: search on gmane
* MPlayer-mirror: mailing list for discussion about mirror server infrastructure.
subscribe :: archives :: search
* NUT-devel: mailing list for discussion about the NUT container format.

IRC Channels

There are two official channels on the freenode IRC network:

* #mplayer for users
* #mplayerdev for developers


15 years ago

The _BINARY_ codecs are the hacked versions of _BINARY_ libraries for Wi*dows... So they surely aren't GPL!



15 years ago

* Why do you copy&paste the whole Mplayer homepage into the description field?

* Why do you name an entry for MPlayer "w32codec-all-2005"? "w32codec-all-2005" is the name of an *optional* package!

@all: KDE has a very nice and powerfull terminal: Konsole
And Mplayer is the best CLI Medialplayer available. So I think an entry on kde-apps.com does not harm.

But this entry is below all standards.




15 years ago

Is that better



15 years ago

What should be better?



15 years ago

a very good application, but not on kde-apps...



15 years ago

why this news?

are there any new codec?



15 years ago

MPlayer and MEncoder are gorgeous. Kalva and many other frontends would not exist without the swiffknive MEncoder.



15 years ago

Kmplayer and kplayer apps not only can make use of the win32 codecs, but they are KDE frontends of mplayer. They use the mplayer engine. Kalva also use the mplayer's menucoder.
These are three applications with mplayer engine start with "k", and
you can download from kde-apps.org.

The engine is not important?



15 years ago

WEll considering kaffiene, kmplayer, kplayer and all just about other KDE multimedia apps can make use of the win32 codecs I would say it is not only very relavent but a welcome edition to kde-apps.

One of the most often asked questions is why doesn't kplayer, kmplayer, kaffiene play this file or that file




15 years ago

because you have not w32codec install, kaffeine plays all movis if w32codec, gstream end xine engine , you dont need kplayer or other staf.I play any movie with out problems



15 years ago

Since when is MPlayer a kde application? ;-)



15 years ago

And if it is, its name must start with k :-)


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