[arch-general] mplayer2 deprecation

Karol Blazewicz karol.blazewicz at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 11:59:17 EDT 2013

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 10:55 AM,  <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
> hi
> 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?
> Thanks
> Kendell clark

Have you treid adjusting the '-xy 1366' part of the alias?

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