[arch-general] mplayer2 deprecation
kuba.klinkovsky at gmail.com
Fri Nov 1 03:26:07 EDT 2013
On 31.10.13 at 4:55, coffeekingms at gmail.com wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 05:03:53PM +0800, Rashif Ray Rahman wrote:
> > On 31 October 2013 06:38, kendell clark <coffeekingms at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Since mplayer2 has been deprecated and moved to the aur, i've been trying to
> > > find another console video player that will play videos in full screen.
> > Fullscreen in console requires a trick, AFAIK. In fact, the 'fs'
> > option has no major function; 'zoom' does the work, though I may be
> > wrong. Append the following options:
> > -vo fbdev2 == Standard fbdev may not work.
> > -zoom -xy WIDTH == Here WIDTH is your maximum horizontal screen resolution.
> > -quiet == To suppress the info bar at bottom while maximized.
> > -fs == To suppress background output while maximized.
> > Here's what I use for my 1366x768 screen:
> > alias climplayerfs='mplayer -quiet -softvol -fs -zoom -xy 1366 -vo
> > fbdev2 -ao alsa -af volnorm'
> > --
> > GPG/PGP ID: C0711BF1
> Thanks for the help. That worked better than my attempts did, although now when I start mplayer with the alias I get the following:
> [fbdev2] Screensize is smaller than video size (1600x900 < 1600x1200)
> FATAL: Cannot initialize video driver.
> I used to run into these issues all the time. Am I missing anything, or is it just not possible to watch videos in console with mplayer?
> Kendell clark
I have this little script which tries to preserve the aspect ratio, maybe it
will work better for you:
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