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 Motion picture Player

All the above mentioned I find not good, as the play films very strange
sometimes (at least for me), therefore
I would suggest, note that this i a non-free program
(trial version is downloadable).

- Jack

 Fri, 21 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 Motion picture Player
What tools&driver could  play mpeg (motion-like)under Linux ?
If I had the tools, could I use the orginal Xserver the play it?
(Under the condition: I didn't need full-screen play)

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 Sat, 22 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 Motion picture Player

Suse include the following:

I. xanim       Player for several film-formats (mpeg, avi, gif, ...) on X11

II. mpegplay   plays MPEGS on X11.

 Sat, 22 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 Motion picture Player

Look at

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 Sat, 22 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 Motion picture Player

Just a note,
xanim is slow as hell.

Are you sure it's that?  I use "plaympeg" but you're the second person
to mention "mpegplay".  Is it a real program or a typo?  Where do I get
it if it isn't a typo?
Paul Richards (Pauldoo) -

I've not run any Microsoft code for 3354597 seconds.
    How about you?

 Sat, 22 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 Motion picture Player

I agree.

I tried mpeg_play, and it didn't do sound, though the picture was
perfect.  I could play the sound using mpg123, but I had no way of
synchronizing the processes.  (Maybe someone should hack mpeg_play to
have an option to pipe the audio stream to a subprocess.  I wish I had

I tried xanim, but was surprised that I didn't get sound with it,
either.  I need to check some other formats to make sure that my xanim
installation is correct.

I tried mpegtv, and it worked great, but it is certainly a poster
child example of nagware, with pop-ups all the time about registering
(only $10, fortunately).

I was thinking of looking into a MPEG Tools package that I saw
referenced on  It is designed more for creating videos,
but it should be able to play them, too.

Segmentation fault

 Sat, 22 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 Motion picture Player

MPEG is not an open standard.

mtv is a closed source player available at

The library used for playing mpegs is also available
separately, and I think there are a few packages that
use it that are open source (except for the closed library).

Dave Blake

 Sat, 22 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 Motion picture Player

Don't know which version you're using, but the one that came with mu SuSE
6.2 had a command-line app, mtvp, that doesn't do any nagging whatsoever.  I
know I'm going to hell for not using an open-source alternative, but it's
just _so_ much better ...

And yes, the window-based mtv is the most annoying piece of nagware I have
ever used, easily leaving all competitors bleeding in the dust, covered with
shards of pop-up windows, "OK" buttons, and exclamation marks.


 Sun, 23 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
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