[Software] Need a video player

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[Software] Need a video player

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I need to select and install a video player that doesn't trash my system upon installation. All the ones I looked at deinstall oodles of packages first, including some tools like KWrite that I use heavily and depend on. (I don't see why a video player should conflict with a text editor -- they are two entirely different things!)

Does anyone know a video player that doesn't deinstall so much?

VLC is not an option. This is non-negotiable.

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That doesn't sound like normal behavior, at least not in stable. Would you care to tell us what version you are running?

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mpv is the best especially if you take the time to configure it. Does everything.

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mplayer

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CwF wrote: 2022-11-09 18:40 mpv is the best especially if you take the time to configure it. Does everything.
Agreed. Not tied to any particular DE. Does indeed do everything. Based on mplayer2 IIRC. The man page is an encyclopedia of possible configuration and usage, but mine has been installed for years with no config tweaks needed.

What player proposed to remove oodles of packages? That's seriously wrong.
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sunrat wrote: 2022-11-09 20:23 What player proposed to remove oodles of packages? That's seriously wrong.
Yes, this looks like a broken system to me.

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Re: [Software] Need a video player

#8 Post by vixxkigoli »

I am using Debian MATE Bullseye

let me share my setting with you guys so no one have to go through any trouble here.

I have installed mpv

command to install:

sudo apt-get install mpv

Then I did customized it by creating config file, command used to create config file:

touch ~/.config/mpv/mpv.conf

then I used text editor (pluma) to edit the file and put my own flags there, you can use gedit as well or even nano, vi, my flags were:

#start of file
border=no
autofit=40%
#geometry=600x320
volume=40
#End of file

explanation:

Line starts with '#' are comments those are not settings but just some text to understand and mpv ignores it or you can desable any flag as I done in case of '#geometry=600x320' command

border=no

This will tell mpv not to show us border of windows and it will use it's own 'transparent like' borders, usually I turn it off by commenting it via '#'

autofit=40%

If video is greater than screen, the mpv will automatically change it's own window size less or 40% of the video, this will prevent high resolution video to be render on my full screen and every time I have not to resize window anymore.

volume=40

set default value of volume to 40% so your ears will be always protected.

#geometry=600x320

It is commented because, first I tried to set default window size according to my need but I found ''autofit=40%
" option better than that

At last but useless to you, if you don't have any hardware acceleration on your computer then you can use this option to render video

vo=x11

Hope some of baby user, who wants to use Debian on low powered computer find my reply useful.

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#9 Post by CwF »

Mine keeps growing;

Code: Select all

$  ls -1R ~/.config/mpv
channels.conf
dvb
image-input.conf
input.conf
mpv.conf
scripts

~/.config/mpv/dvb:
2103to2201-patch
2201.conf
2201.services
channels-by-number.conf
dump
fullscan

~/.config/mpv/scripts:
autoload.lua
gpufreq.lua
stats.lua
time.lua
zones.lua
...and I'm working on audio-input.conf and its associated .desktop file.
image-input.conf also has a .desktop file.

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#10 Post by Blainedebi »

You guys why don't using VLC instead of command line stuff?

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#11 Post by sunrat »

Blainedebi wrote: 2022-12-08 01:48 You guys why don't using VLC instead of command line stuff?
Because MPV is better. It's not command line but can be launched from there (VLC can too). It has a very basic popup menu but extensive keyboard controls. The posts above are mainly config tweaks which are not essential to using it.
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