MPlayer - an Open Source Media Player

MPlayer (Music Player) is a cross platform, free and open source media player. MPlayer just released a new version (1.2) , this version support many new codecs. Mplayer is one of the oldest video player for Linux.  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, WMV and even H.264 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

How to install MPlayer on Ubuntu/Debian/Mint/Elementary

Installing MPlayer on Debian based distribution is very easy, you can use regular apt-get command.

$ sudo apt-get install mplayer

How to install MPlayer on RHEL/Fedora/CentOS

On Redhat system you can use yum to install MPlayer.

# yum install mplayer

How to install MPlayer on Arch Linux

Install MPlayer by using the default repositories.

$ sudo pacman -Sy mplayer

How to Install from Source Code

To install MPlayer and Compile it on your own, open a terminal and use the following commands:

$ wget
$ tar xvf MPlayer-*.tar.xz
$ cd MPlayer-*
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

Using MPlayer

To Use MPlayer, Simply run the command from the terminal like the following:

$ mplayer filename.format
MPlayer - an Open Source Media Player
MPlayer – an Open Source Media Player

Now how do you file about MPlayer ?, If you know better media player than MPlayer you can leave it on the comment below and Thanks for your visit !.

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