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Mplayer fails to play network stream

I'm trying to play youtube streams with mplayer. On running mplayer -cache 2048 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USUA_1WVM8I, I get the following output and the video does not play at all. MPlayer ...
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Failed to open vdpau backend - Nouveau

I'm using ArchLinux and when I run vlc or mplayer, I used to get the error Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nouveau.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory This doesn't ...
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Saving output of mplayer

How can I save the output of mplayer? For example, if to play slowly an mp3 file, I use mplayer -speed 0.6 file.mp3. However, mplayer -speed 0.6 file.mp3 > file2.mp3 won't save the output to a ...
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How do I make audio volume persistent when using mplayer in slave mode?

My goal is to have mplayer start at one volume, then change to a different volume in a scripted fashion. My current script (pseudo code - simplicity) mkfifo mplayer_fifo (sleep 5m; echo ...
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mplayer couldn't find audio filter 'resample'

I've been converting a bunch of mp4 files to dvd format with movie-to-dvd (from videotrans). Most of the converting went fine, but some files can't be converted and fail with the following message: ...
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Can't open audio device /dev/dsp: Device or resource busy

I am install Debian Jessie Beta2 on my laptop, and I just compiled mplayer on it. however when i use mplayer command to play some videos, i can't get the sound, the error shows as below: Can't open ...
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playing video on ancient computer

I'd like to play video stream on ancient computer (PII 400 + 512M). I installed debian with XLDE but iceweasel takes to much CPU - video is choppy. I was trying to cut everything unneeded - when ...
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grep a keyword from Mplayer output and send the rest to file

I am using mplayer. I want to send everything to a log file (/tmp/server.log), but I want the Volume output to be written to the terminal. I have seen that there is a way to split the output with tee, ...
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Where are the sound level settings for mplayer saved?

This is a followup to Somehow managed to mute mplayer and can't figure out how to restore sound. I've noticed that the sound level settings in mplayer are saved on exit. However, I can't figure out ...
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Somehow managed to mute mplayer and can't figure out how to restore sound

I was randomly/experimentally pressing buttons while playing a video with mplayer. Something I did caused the video to mute. I then exited the video and tried a different one, but that one was muted ...
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mplayer not sending the correct user-agent

I am trying to play a stream through mplayer. Here is the command I execute: mplayer -user-agent "PS4 libhttp/1.60" -cache 8192 -v ffmpeg://http://the_stream_url.m3u8 The stream does not play due ...
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MPlayer plays video in a new window instead of running in terminal

I am using the "-vo caca" option in order to be able to play a video in the terminal. However, mplayer is opening up a window in which the video runs. Is there any way to make it play in the console ...
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how to get the stream URL of flash radio

I am listening to a radio stream (flash content in a browser). I want to play this stream directly with mplayer or the like. Doing lsof -ni shows me these two lines (among others): plugin-co 13248 ...
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VAAPI or VDPAU which one is a newer Tech?

I wanted to compile a variant of mplayer and came across these options: VAAPI VDPAU. I once read somewhere that one of these is for the newer graphic cards (like new gforce GT) and overlaps the ...
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How to add an audio file to a shell script

How can I add an audio file (OGG vorbis) into a shell script making the script as small as possible and at the same time being able to execute it on as most systems as possible? I want the audio file ...
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play mp3 file as soon as its downloaded

How do you combine these two different commands into one script: $ wget http://mymusic.store.com/musicfoo.mp3 #file gets saved as musicfoo.mp3 $ mplayer musicfoo.mp3 wget attempts to save the file ...
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How do I play an HTTP music stream over SSH?

I know I can just do mplayer <stream> to open and play a stream on the local machine. However, I'm behind a firewall. Instead, I'd like to open the stream on a remote machine, but still play it ...
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mplayer2 playing pictures from mp3

Recently i've switched from mplayer to mplayer2 and there's one pestering thing: when i play an .mp3 file, and there is a picture embedded (here's an excerpt from exiftool output) Picture Mime Type ...
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Run an executable with a Shell Script

I have mplayer installed and I want to create a simple shell script that runs in bash and executes mplayer * in the current directory. So, how to call upon mplayer in the shell script? I am a newbie ...
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How to get mplayer to play from stdin?

Why doesn't this work? cat /dev/video1 | mplayer - If I could get that to work, then I could play & record video at the same time using 'tee' to feed mplayer and mencoder. I want to play live ...
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while loop is running only once?

I am trying to make a clip out of video file by playing it only for certain interval. make_mclip.sh #!/bin/bash mediafile=$@ mediafile_fullpath=$PWD/./$mediafile tmpedlfile=$(mktemp) mplayer ...
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ranger: open many files with mplayer

I use the file explorer called ranger and I wonder if it is possible to open many files in different directory with mplayer? What I can already do is to select all the files (pressing v) from one ...
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How to delete a video after it has been watched completely?

I watch most of my TV news on my computer. The videos are downloaded by my RSS reader and stored on disk until I decide to watch them. The files look like this: 130704_hjo_446k_p20v11.mp4 ...
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Streaming music to a raspberry pi

I have a laptop and a raspberry pi connected to a soundsystem via the jack output. I'd like to have the output of the soundcard of my laptop redirected to the raspberry through my local network. I ...
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Do mplayer's audio filters contain the opposite of “Karaoke” Mode?

A friend showed me mplayer's Karaoke mode (-af karaoke), and I was blown away by how good it is on the majority of the tracks I threw at it. Instead of tweaking the 10-band EQ, is there an audio ...
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Mplayer2 stuck when I press XF86Audio keys

When mplayer2 got focused, if I press XF86 audio keys, e.g. volume up, it gets stuck for one second then continues to play the video. If mplayer is not focused, that won't happen. Is there any way ...
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How to get GPU acceleration working for my old PC?

I am using an old PC Pentium4 2.4Ghz with nVidia GS 7900 AGP 256MB and I would like to support the video play from GPU. As far what I have read, the support for vdpau has come for nVidida 8 series. ...
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MPlayer benchmarking - realtime FPS counter

I was trying to use MPlayer as a simple benchmarking tools and I need it to show the real time FPS counter, either on the console or on the video playback itself. I googled around and I stumbled ...
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mplayer -msglevel all=-1 doesn't make it completely silent!

I'm trying to open mplayer to play video without any terminal output using this: mplayer -msglevel all=-1 /path/to/video also: mplayer -really-quiet /path/to/video but it doesn't make it ...
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how to stretch mplayer to both monitors (fullscreen) in a xinerama setup

I am using the window manager Xmonad and have two monitors in a Xinerama setup. I want to display videos with mplayer fullscreen across the two monitors. But, by default, I want mplayer to be a tiled ...
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how to start from within my shell-script xterm which starts mplayer and plays the files that are the argument of the script

What I want to do: Start my script with a list of files as arguments. From within my script I want to start xterm that starts mplayer with these files. I tried several things. I call my script like ...
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Determining media format/encoding for DLNA system

How do you determine what parameters are needed by a DLNA renderer and server? I have a Samsung TV that is a DLNA renderer. I also have a Western Digital NAS running Debian and have Twonky and ...
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Mplayer controls when using stdin playlists

I ran across this post: How can I retain the console input in mplayer when reading from stdin? But the answer there doesn't work for me. (and I can't comment due to not enough rep) I'm running the ...
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Consistent (physical) volume on set of files (volume normalization)

If I have, say, 20 music videos (.flv and .mp4), is there a way to play them in mplayer (mplayer2) without having to change the volume for each video, instead specifying a desired general volume, and ...
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Bad HD video deinterlacing processing

I have Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit with Unity. My system configuration is: CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz) RAM: 8192 Mb DDR2 Kingston Video: Palit GeForce GTX 260 216 SP, and my screen resolution is ...
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Problem with RA streaming with mplayer

I am trying to play a .ra streaming with mplayer from this url: rtsp://mm6.rai.it/radiofonia/radio3/napoli/battiti/2012/battiti2012_10_04.ra I use to execute the command mplayer rtsp://url.ra, but ...
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is it possible to use w32codecs on a 64bit system?

Is there any chance I can load binary codecs on 64bit arch linux ? I have few .dat files that works great under 32bit windows xp, with smplayer (after downloading codecs), but on 64bit Linux, I got ...
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Compiler flags for mplayer2 to optimize it for old hardware

I just compiled mplayer2 from source (git://git.mplayer2.org/mplayer2-build.git) because the repository (ubuntu 12.04) version didn't work on my system. Since I have old hardware I was just wondering ...
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Converting dvd to MKV videos, anything wrong here?

I'm converting DVD media to a MKV format video with mencoder: mencoder dvd://4 -o output.mkv -oac mp3lame -ovc x264 -x264encopts crf=20:8x8dct:frameref=4:bframes=3:b_pyramid=normal:weight_b But the ...
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Player or plugin that can transcribe audio to real time subtitles

I'm searching for a Linux player (or a plugin for an existent player) with a similar functionality to Youtube: transcribe the audio to real time subtitles. I would like this to help me watch videos ...
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Text to movie from commandline

I need a script called myslide which does the following: myslide -f 15 -t 20 "Hello World" produces a movie file (to be played by mplayer), which just displays "Hello World" in the center of the ...
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How can I retain the console input in mplayer when reading from stdin?

I'm playing around with the command line interface of mplayer. I'd like to script it in the following way find /some/path/ -type f | grep -vif blacklist | mplayer -shuffle -playlist - where ...
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No output to log from tee when starting mplayer as an arg to gnome-terminal

I want to view mplayer's normal terminal output, and also write it to a log. That works fine when I run mplayer from the commandline, eg: mplayer "$HOME/gdr01.wav" 2>&1 |tee $HOME/junk.log ...
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How to timestamp a transcripted talk?

I'm trying to mark each paragraph of transcripted text with timestamps of when/where it occurs in the audio. mplayer and emacs are getting me close. mplayer, in the terminal, outputs a stream of ...
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Keep screen ratio while maximizing mplayer

I have a movie with a 1024x576 resolution while my screen resolution is 1280x800. How can I keep the ratio of 1024/576 while MPlayer is stretched to the whole screen?
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How to create a PCM wav with mplayer?

I want to reencode a audiobook for my mobile with speexenc. The first step is to reencode the file with mplayer. for i in *.mp3; do mplayer -ao pcm:waveheader "$i" -af ...
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Choppy audio CD playback with mplayer

When playing audio CDs with mplayer, I always get a choppy playback. Playing audio from files, like MP3 (from any optical media, or other drives), etc. works fine. Watching video DVDs is also ok. ...
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MEncoder install issue

I'm looking for a simple install guide for mencoder on a linux server via SSH. Every guide I've come to so far links me to out of date versions.
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Using mplayer inside kvm/qemu

Is it possible to use mplayer inside kvm/qemu configuration? What video driver should I use? The only driver that worked was sdl and it was super slow. EDIT: I just found out that VirtualBox works ...
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how to use nvidia vdpau decoding for mplayer video player in linux?

How can I manage to switch on nvidia vdpau decoding on mplayer video player in Ubuntu 11.04? It doesn't work with default options. I've got the proprietary drivers installed: dpkg -l nvidia-current ...