Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 22nd May 2007 03:43 UTC
General Unix Would you be able to survive one full day without using the X server? Linux offers us a wide assortment of CLI based tools which use curses and/or framebuffer for functional user interfaces. There is no reason why you shouldn't be able look up stuff online, read your email, look at pictures, watch movies and listen to music as you are trying to configure X.
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RE[4]: Short answer...
by Dima on Wed 23rd May 2007 00:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Short answer..."
Dima
Member since:
2006-04-06

I'm not sure if mplayer is a "perfectly fine media player"... As much as I hate flash, it "just works".

Mplayer and Xine are just not as friendly. Can I fast-forward and rewind to any place in the file? Can I wait until the video is buffered completely? Sometimes... but usually it doesn't work.

And it's not just mpeg, flv, wmv, etc. files - ogg files don't play any better.

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RE[5]: Short answer...
by Doc Pain on Wed 23rd May 2007 01:56 in reply to "RE[4]: Short answer..."
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"Mplayer and Xine are just not as friendly. Can I fast-forward and rewind to any place in the file?"

Yes, you just press the cursor keys to navigate in a file, or you click on the buttons provided by kmplayer or gmplayer.

If you have a file that does not support navigation, such as malformed and strangely encoded WMV or AVI streams, you use the proper options, such as -ni, -nobps, -idx and -forceidx (last one always works).

"Can I wait until the video is buffered completely?"

I think you can, just make the setting in mplayer.conf fit your needs.

"Sometimes... but usually it doesn't work."

But it should. Always. Personally, I did not encounter any of the problems you began to describe. But maybe it's because I'm using an older version of mplayer on the box I just tested (mplayer-gtk-esound-0.92.1_1 there). I think other circumstances apply there.

"And it's not just mpeg, flv, wmv, etc. files - ogg files don't play any better."

Hmmm... cannot confirm. Allthough I'm using ogg123 and xmms for ogg file playback, mplayer plays it just fine.

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