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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 ...
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Mplayer in fullscreen in xmonad

Is it possible to run mplayer in fullscreen in xmonad? When I use the -fullscreen switch or f command it does nothing.
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Running MPlayer through a PHP script

I'm trying to open an MPlayer instance on my server from a PHP script (using PHP's system() function). I've looked into making mplayer a slave ( http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/tech/slave.txt ) but when ...
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Audio/video out of sync when playing MP4s in mplayer

When I try to play MP4 files in mplayer, after a few seconds I get the "Your system is too SLOW to play this!" warning and the video starts lagging behind the audio. It only happens with MP4s, and ...
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Video playlists with start and end times

Is there a good GUI-application (for example an mplayer GUI or something like banshee) for linux which allows to make and edit playlists (for video files) with different starting and stopping times ...
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How do I install mplayer from a terminal?

I need a command to run on Linux to install mplayer. I'm not finding the command anywhere, and when I try to use the zypper command to install mplayer it tells me I am not a sudoer. What should I do?
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Prevent mplayer from changing system volume

When I change the volume in mplayer it also changes for other applications. How can I configure mplayer to only change its own volume? Or is this a problem with the rest of the audio stack? I am using ...
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Mplayer video output drivers

Is there a document somewhere describing each of mplayer's video output drivers and why'd you'd want to pick that one for a given circumstance (or why it exists) Would someone be willing to write that ...
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Tell mplayer to prevent the screensaver from kicking in while playing

I know mplayer has some heartbeat setting but I don't recall what it is, could anyone tell me? another one of those annoying things that used to just work and somewhere along the line stopped being ...