Tag Archives: MPlayer

Make MPlayer play h264 video files faster on multicore machines

You can make MPlayer play h264-encoded video files a lot faster on multicore machines if you graft some libraries from the ffmpeg-mt project into the resulting mplayer binary. We need to recompile for this. First, use Subversion to download the code for MPlayer: svn co svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer/trunk mplayer Then the code for ff-mpeg svn co svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer/trunk… Read More »

Make MPlayer use the correct encoding for Romanian and Greek subtitles

Open up GMPlayer (or another MPlayer GUI) right-click on it, go to Preferences, click on the Font tab and from the Encoding list chose Slavic/Central European Languages (ISO-8859-2) for Romanian subtitles. Use Modern Greek (ISO-8859-7) for Greek subtitles. Be sure to also pick a font that contains the specific diacritic character sets (Verdana and Arial… Read More »

Triple your audio volume in MPlayer

Some videos you download might not have such a high audio volume, even with alsamixer set to 100%. There’s a trick for this. Start your video with mplayer -softvol -softvol-max 300 video_file.avi to boost your volume 300%. Substitute 300 with any number ranging from 10 to 10000. Be careful not to break your speakers. 100%… Read More »