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       mplayer2 - movie player


       mplayer [options] [file|URL|playlist|-]
       mplayer [options] file1 [specific options] [file2] [specific options]
       mplayer [options] {group of files and options} [group-specific options]
       mplayer [br]://[title][/device] [options]
       mplayer [dvd|dvdnav]://[title|[start_title]-end_title][/device] [options]
       mplayer vcd://track[/device]
       mplayer tv://[channel][/input_id] [options]
       mplayer radio://[channel|frequency][/capture] [options]
       mplayer pvr:// [options]
       mplayer dvb://[card_number@]channel [options]
       mplayer mf://[filemask|@listfile] [-mf options] [options]
       mplayer [cdda|cddb]://track[-endtrack][:speed][/device] [options]
       mplayer cue://file[:track] [options]
       mplayer [file|mms[t]|http|http_proxy|rt[s]p|ftp|udp|unsv|icyx|noicyx|smb]:// [user:pass@]URL[:port] [options]
       mplayer sdp://file [options]
       mplayer mpst://host[:port]/URL [options]
       mplayer tivo://host/[list|llist|fsid] [options]


       mplayer  is  a movie player for Linux (runs on many other platforms and CPU architectures,
       see the documentation). It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and  video
       codecs,  and  subtitle  types.  Special input URL types are available to read input from a
       variety of sources other than disk files. Depending on platform, a  variety  of  different
       video and audio output methods are supported.

       Usage examples to get you started quickly can be found at the end of this man page.


       MPlayer has a fully configurable, command-driven control layer which allows you to control
       MPlayer using keyboard, mouse, joystick or remote control (with LIRC). The sections  below
       describe  the  default  bindings.  Bindings  can  be freely reconfigured in the input.conf
       configuration file.

       Key input works in either video playback window or terminal window.  Modifier  keys  (Alt,
       Ctrl and Meta, plus Shift for combinations with non-printable characters like Shift+RIGHT)
       may work only partially or not at all depending on the  platform  and  input  method.  For
       example, terminal input does not support modifiers at all, while Linux video outputs using
       X support arbitrary modifier combinations.

   keyboard control
       LEFT and RIGHT
              Seek backward/forward 10 seconds. These keys will only seek to video keyframes,  so
              the actual step may be more than 10 seconds.

       UP and DOWN
              Seek forward/backward 1 minute.

       PGUP and PGDWN
              Seek forward/backward 10 minutes.

       Shift+LEFT and Shift+RIGHT
              Seek  backward/forward exactly 1 second using precise seeking (see option --hr-seek
              for details).

       Shift+UP and Shift+DOWN
              Seek forward/backward exactly 5 seconds using precise seeking (see option --hr-seek
              for details).

       [ and ]
              Decrease/increase current playback speed by 10%.

       { and }
              Halve/double current playback speed.

              Reset playback speed to normal.

       < and >
              Go backward/forward in the playlist.

       ENTER  Go forward in the playlist, even over the end.

       HOME and END
              next/previous playtree entry in the parent list

       INS and DEL (ASX playlist only)
              next/previous alternative source.

       p / SPACE
              Pause (pressing again unpauses).

       .      Step forward. Pressing once will pause movie, every consecutive press will play one
              frame and then go into pause mode again.

       q / ESC
              Stop playing and quit.

       U      Stop playing (and quit if --idle is not used).

       + and -
              Adjust audio delay by +/- 0.1 seconds.

       / and *
              Decrease/increase volume.

       9 and 0
              Decrease/increase volume.

       ( and )
              Adjust audio balance in favor of left/right channel.

       m      Mute sound.

       _      Cycle through the available video tracks.

       #      Cycle through the available audio tracks.

       TAB (MPEG-TS and libavformat only)
              Cycle through the available programs.

       f      Toggle fullscreen (see also --fs).

       T      Toggle stay-on-top (see also --ontop).

       w and e
              Decrease/increase pan-and-scan range.

       o      Toggle OSD states: none / seek / seek + timer / seek + timer + total time.

       d      Toggle frame dropping states: none / skip display / skip decoding (see  --framedrop
              and --hardframedrop).

       v      Toggle subtitle visibility.

       j and J
              Cycle through the available subtitles.

       F      Toggle displaying "forced subtitles".

       a      Toggle subtitle alignment: top / middle / bottom.

       x and z
              Adjust subtitle delay by +/- 0.1 seconds.

       V      Toggle      subtitle      VSFilter      aspect      compatibility     mode.     See
              --ass-vsfilter-aspect-compat for more info.

       C (--capture only)
              Start/stop capturing the primary stream.

       r and t
              Move subtitles up/down.

       i (--edlout mode only)
              Set start or end of an EDL skip and write it out to the given file.

       s      Take a screenshot. The file will contain the original  video  image  only,  without
              extra elements like separate subtitles or OSD content.

       S      Start/stop taking video-only screenshots of every new frame drawn.

       Alt+s  Take  a screenshot of the current player window contents. The file will contain the
              current contents of the player window: video will be scaled to the  current  window
              size, and any subtitle or OSD elements will be included.

       Alt+S  Start/stop taking screenshots of the player window for every new frame drawn.

       I      Show filename on the OSD.

       P      Show progression bar, elapsed time and total duration on the OSD.

       ! and @
              Seek to the beginning of the previous/next chapter.

       D (--vo=vdpau, --vf=yadif, --vf=kerndeint only)
              Activate/deactivate deinterlacer.

       A      Cycle through the available DVD angles.

       c      Change YUV colorspace.

       (The  following  keys  are  valid  only  when  using  a  video  output  that  supports the
       corresponding adjustment, the software equalizer  (--vf=eq  or  --vf=eq2)  or  hue  filter

       1 and 2
              Adjust contrast.

       3 and 4
              Adjust brightness.

       5 and 6
              Adjust hue.

       7 and 8
              Adjust saturation.

       (The following keys are valid only when using the corevideo video output driver.)

       command + 0
              Resize movie window to half its original size.

       command + 1
              Resize movie window to its original size.

       command + 2
              Resize movie window to double its original size.

       command + f
              Toggle fullscreen (see also --fs).

       command + [ and command + ]
              Set movie window alpha.

       (The following keys are valid only when using the sdl video output driver.)

       c      Cycle through available fullscreen modes.

       n      Restore original mode.

       (The following keys are valid if you have a keyboard with multimedia keys.)

       PAUSE  Pause.

       STOP   Stop playing and quit.

       PREVIOUS and NEXT
              Seek backward/forward 1 minute.

       (The  following  keys are only valid if you compiled with TV or DVB input support and will
       take precedence over the keys defined above.)

       h and k
              Select previous/next channel.

       n      Change norm.

       u      Change channel list.

       (The following keys are only valid if you compiled with dvdnav support: They are  used  to
       navigate the menus.)

       keypad 8
              Select button up.

       keypad 2
              Select button down.

       keypad 4
              Select button left.

       keypad 6
              Select button right.

       keypad 5
              Return to main menu.

       keypad 7
              Return to nearest menu (the order of preference is: chapter->title->root).

       keypad ENTER
              Confirm choice.

       (The following keys are used for controlling TV teletext. The data may come from either an
       analog TV source or an MPEG transport stream.)

       X      Switch teletext on/off.

       Q and W
              Go to next/prev teletext page.

   mouse control
       button 3 and button 4
              Seek backward/forward 1 minute.

       button 5 and button 6
              Decrease/increase volume.

   joystick control
       left and right
              Seek backward/forward 10 seconds.

       up and down
              Seek forward/backward 1 minute.

       button 1

       button 2
              Toggle OSD states: none / seek / seek + timer / seek + timer + total time.

       button 3 and button 4
              Decrease/increase volume.


       Every flag option has a no-flag counterpart, e.g. the  opposite  of  the  --fs  option  is
       --no-fs. --fs=yes is same as --fs, --fs=no is the same as --no-fs.

       If an option is marked as (XXX only), it will only work in combination with the XXX option
       or if XXX is compiled in.
       NOTE: The suboption parser (used for example for --ao=pcm suboptions)
       supports a special kind of string-escaping intended for use with external
       It has the following format:
       mplayer --ao pcm:file=%10%C:test.wav test.avi
       Or in a script:
       mplayer --ao pcm:file=%`expr length "$NAME"`%"$NAME" test.avi


       You can put all of the options in configuration  files  which  will  be  read  every  time
       MPlayer is run. The system-wide configuration file 'mplayer.conf' is in your configuration
       directory  (e.g.  /etc/mplayer  or  /usr/local/etc/mplayer),  the  user  specific  one  is
       ~/.mplayer/config.   User  specific options override system-wide options and options given
       on  the  command  line  override  either.  The  syntax  of  the  configuration  files   is
       option=<value>,  everything  after  a # is considered a comment. Options that work without
       values can be enabled by setting them to yes or 1 or true and disabled by setting them  to
       no or 0 or false. Even suboptions can be specified in this way.

       You  can also write file-specific configuration files. If you wish to have a configuration
       file for a file  called  'movie.avi',  create  a  file  named  'movie.avi.conf'  with  the
       file-specific  options in it and put it in ~/.mplayer/. You can also put the configuration
       file in the  same  directory  as  the  file  to  be  played,  as  long  as  you  give  the
       --use-filedir-conf option (either on the command line or in your global config file). If a
       file-specific configuration  file  is  found  in  the  same  directory,  no  file-specific
       configuration  is  loaded  from  ~/.mplayer.  In  addition,  the --use-filedir-conf option
       enables directory-specific configuration files.  For this, MPlayer first tries to  load  a
       mplayer.conf  from  the  same  directory  as  the  file  played and then tries to load any
       file-specific configuration.

       # Use gl3 video output by default.
       # I love practicing handstands while watching videos.
       # Decode multiple files from PNG,
       # start with mf://filemask
       # Eerie negative images are cool.


       To ease working with different configurations profiles can be defined in the configuration
       files.  A  profile  starts  with  its name between square brackets, e.g. [my-profile]. All
       following options will be part of the profile. A description (shown by --profile=help) can
       be  defined with the profile-desc option. To end the profile, start another one or use the
       profile name default to continue with normal options.

       profile-desc="profile for dvd:// streams"

       profile-desc="profile for dvdnav:// streams"

       profile-desc="profile for .flv files"


              Select the Dynamic Range Compression level for AC-3 audio  streams.  <level>  is  a
              float  value  ranging from 0 to 1, where 0 means no compression and 1 (which is the
              default) means full compression (make loud passages more silent  and  vice  versa).
              Values  up  to  2  are also accepted, but are purely experimental. This option only
              shows an effect  if  the  AC-3  stream  contains  the  required  range  compression

              (--ao=oss only) (OBSOLETE) Override audio driver/card buffer size detection.

              Specify  a  priority list of audio codecs to be used, according to their codec name
              in codecs.conf. Use a '-' before the codec name to omit it.  Use a '+'  before  the
              codec  name  to  force  it,  this will likely crash! If the list has a trailing ','
              MPlayer will fall back on codecs not contained in the list.

              NOTE: See --ac=help for a full list of available codecs.


                     Force the l3codeca.acm MP3 codec.

                     Try libmad first, then fall back on others.

                     Try hardware AC-3 passthrough, software AC-3, then others.

                     Try hardware DTS passthrough, then fall back on others.

                     Skip FFmpeg's MP3 decoder.

              Set the graphics card that will receive the image. You can get a list of  available
              cards when you run this option with -v. Currently only works with the directx video
              output driver.

              Specify a list of audio filters to apply to the audio stream. See 'Audio  Filters`_
              for  details  and  descriptions  of  the  available  filters.   The option variants
              --af-add, --af-pre, --af-del and --af-clr exist to modify  a  previously  specified
              list, but you shouldn't need these for typical use.

              See also --af.  Specify advanced audio filter options:

                     Forces the insertion of audio filters to one of the following:

                     0      Use completely automatic filter insertion (currently identical to 1).

                     1      Optimize for accuracy (default).

                     2      Optimize  for  speed. Warning: Some features in the audio filters may
                            silently fail, and the sound quality may drop.

                     3      Use no automatic insertion of filters and no optimization.   Warning:
                            It may be possible to crash MPlayer using this setting.

                     4      Use  automatic  insertion  of  filters  according to 0 above, but use
                            floating point processing when possible.

                     5      Use automatic insertion of filters according  to  1  above,  but  use
                            floating point processing when possible.

                     6      Use  automatic  insertion  of  filters  according to 2 above, but use
                            floating point processing when possible.

                     7      Use no automatic insertion of filters according to 3 above,  and  use
                            floating point processing when possible.

                     Same as --af.

              Specify  a  priority  list  of  audio codec families to be used, according to their
              codec name in codecs.conf. Falls back on the default codecs if none  of  the  given
              codec families work.

              NOTE: See --afm=help for a full list of available codec families.


                     Try FFmpeg's libavcodec codecs first.

                     Try Win32 codecs first.

              Select audio channel (MPEG: 0-31, AVI/OGM: 1-99, ASF/RM: 0-127, VOB(AC-3): 128-159,
              VOB(LPCM): 160-191, MPEG-TS 17-8190). MPlayer prints the available audio  IDs  when
              run  in  verbose  (-v)  mode.  When playing an MPEG-TS stream, MPlayer will use the
              first program (if present) with the chosen audio stream. See also --alang.

              Specify a priority list of audio languages  to  use.  Different  container  formats
              employ  different  language  codes.  DVDs  use ISO 639-1 two letter language codes,
              Matroska, MPEG-TS and NUT use ISO 639-2 three letter language codes while OGM  uses
              a  free-form identifier. MPlayer prints the available languages when run in verbose
              (-v) mode. See also --aid.


              mplayer dvd://1 --alang=hu,en
                     Chooses the Hungarian language track on a DVD and falls back on  English  if
                     Hungarian is not available.

              mplayer --alang=jpn example.mkv
                     Plays a Matroska file in Japanese.

              Specify  a  priority  list  of audio output drivers to be used. For interactive use
              you'd normally specify a single one to use, but in configuration files specifying a
              list  of  fallbacks  may  make  sense.  See  Audio  Output  Drivers for details and
              descriptions of available drivers.

       --ar, --no-ar
              Enable/disable AppleIR remote support. Enabled by default.

              Override movie aspect ratio, in case aspect information is incorrect or missing  in
              the file being played. See also --noaspect.


              · --aspect=4:3  or --aspect=1.3333

              · --aspect=16:9 or --aspect=1.7777

       --ass, --no-ass
              Use  libass  to  render  all  text  subtitles.  This enables support for the native
              styling of SSA/ASS subtitles, and also support for some styling features  in  other
              subtitle  formats by conversion to ASS markup. Enabled by default if the player was
              compiled with libass support.

              NOTE: Some of the other subtitle  options  were  written  for  the  old  non-libass
              subtitle  rendering  system  and  may  not  work the same way or at all with libass
              rendering enabled.

              Sets the border (outline) color for text subtitles. The color format is RRGGBBAA.

              Adds a black band at the bottom of  the  frame.  The  SSA/ASS  renderer  can  place
              subtitles there (with --ass-use-margins).

              Sets the color for text subtitles. The color format is RRGGBBAA.

              Set the scale coefficient to be used for fonts in the SSA/ASS renderer.

              Override some style or script info parameters.


              · --ass-force-style=FontName=Arial,Default.Bold=1

              · --ass-force-style=PlayResY=768

              Set hinting type. <type> can be:

              0      no hinting

              1      FreeType autohinter, light mode

              2      FreeType autohinter, normal mode

              3      font native hinter

              0-3 + 4
                     The  same,  but  hinting  will  only  be performed if the OSD is rendered at
                     screen resolution and will therefore not be scaled.

              The default value is 0 (no hinting).

              Set line spacing value for SSA/ASS renderer.

              Load all SSA/ASS styles found in the specified file and use them for rendering text
              subtitles.  The  syntax  of the file is exactly like the [V4 Styles] / [V4+ Styles]
              section of SSA/ASS.

              Adds a black band at the top of the frame. The SSA/ASS renderer can place toptitles
              there (with --ass-use-margins).

              Enables placing toptitles and subtitles in black borders when they are available.

              Stretch  SSA/ASS  subtitles  when  playing anamorphic videos for compatibility with
              traditional VSFilter behavior. This switch has no effect when the video  is  stored
              with square pixels.

              The  renderer  historically  most  commonly  used for the SSA/ASS subtitle formats,
              VSFilter, had questionable behavior that resulted in subtitles being stretched  too
              if  the  video  was  stored in anamorphic format that required scaling for display.
              This behavior is  usually  undesirable  and  newer  VSFilter  versions  may  behave
              differently.  However,  many  existing  scripts  compensate  for  the stretching by
              modifying things in the opposite direction.  Thus if  such  scripts  are  displayed
              "correctly" they will not appear as intended.  This switch enables emulation of the
              old VSFilter behavior (undesirable but expected by many existing scripts).

              Enabled by default.

              Force audio demuxer type when using --audiofile. Use a '+' before the name to force
              it,   this   will   skip   some  checks!  Give  the  demuxer  name  as  printed  by
              --audio-demuxer=help. --audio-demuxer=audio forces MP3.

              Play audio from an external file (WAV, MP3 or Ogg Vorbis) while viewing a movie.

              Enables caching for the stream used by --audiofile, using the specified  amount  of

              Select audio substream channel. Currently the valid range is 0x55..0x75 and applies
              only to MPEG-TS when handled by the native demuxer (not by libavformat). The format
              type  may  not  be  correctly  identified  because of how this information (or lack
              thereof) is embedded in the stream, but it will demux correctly the  audio  streams
              when  multiple  substreams  are present. MPlayer prints the available substream IDs
              when run with --identify. See also --alang.

              Used with --vf=[s]pp.  Dynamically changes the level of postprocessing depending on
              the  available  spare  CPU  time.  The number you specify will be the maximum level
              used.  Usually you can use some big number. You  have  to  use  --vf=[s]pp  without
              parameters in order for this to work.

       --autosub, --no-autosub
              Load additional subtitle files matching the video filename. Enabled by default. See
              also --sub-fuzziness.

              Gradually adjusts the A/V sync  based  on  audio  delay  measurements.   Specifying
              --autosync=0,  the  default,  will cause frame timing to be based entirely on audio
              delay measurements. Specifying --autosync=1 will  do  the  same,  but  will  subtly
              change  the  A/V  correction  algorithm. An uneven video framerate in a movie which
              plays fine with --nosound can often be helped by setting this to an  integer  value
              greater  than  1. The higher the value, the closer the timing will be to --nosound.
              Try --autosync=30 to smooth out problems with sound drivers which do not  implement
              a  perfect  audio  delay  measurement.  With  this value, if large A/V sync offsets
              occur, they will only take about 1 or 2  seconds  to  settle  out.  This  delay  in
              reaction  time to sudden A/V offsets should be the only side-effect of turning this
              option on, for all sound drivers.

              Specify the maximum bandwidth for network streaming (for servers that are  able  to
              send  content  in  different  bitrates).  Useful if you want to watch live streamed
              media behind a slow connection. With Real RTSP streaming, it is also  used  to  set
              the maximum delivery bandwidth allowing faster cache filling and stream dumping.

              Prints  some statistics on CPU usage and dropped frames at the end of playback. Use
              in combination with --nosound and --vo=null for benchmarking only the video codec.

              NOTE: With this option MPlayer will also ignore frame duration  when  playing  only
              video (you can think of that as infinite fps).

              Some  Blu-ray  discs  contain scenes that can be viewed from multiple angles.  Here
              you can tell MPlayer which angles to use (default: 1).

              (Blu-ray only) Tells MPlayer which Blu-ray chapter to start the current title  from
              (default: 1).

              (Blu-ray  only) Specify the Blu-ray disc location. Must be a directory with Blu-ray

       --border, --no-border
              Play movie with window border and decorations. Since this is  on  by  default,  use
              --no-border to disable the standard window decorations.

              Override the autodetected color depth. Only supported by the fbdev, dga, svga, vesa
              video output drivers.

              Adjust the brightness of the video signal (default: 0). Not supported by all  video
              output drivers.

              Enable caching of the input stream (if not already enabled) and set the size of the
              cache in kilobytes. Caching is enabled by default (with a default cache  size)  for
              network  streams.  May  be  useful when playing files from slow media, but can also
              have negative effects, especially with file formats that require a lot of  seeking,
              such as mp4. See also --nocache.

              Playback will start when the cache has been filled up to <percentage> of the total.

              If  a  seek  is to be made to a position within <percentage> of the cache size from
              the current position, MPlayer will wait for the cache to be filled to this position
              rather than performing a stream seek (default: 50).

              Allows  capturing  the primary stream (not additional audio tracks or other kind of
              streams) into the file specified by --dumpfile or by default.  If  this  option  is
              given,  capturing  can  be  started  and  stopped by pressing the key bound to this
              function (see section Interactive Control). Same as  for  --dumpstream,  this  will
              likely  not  produce usable results for anything else than MPEG streams. Note that,
              due to cache latencies, captured data may begin and end somewhat  delayed  compared
              to what you see displayed.

              This option can be used to tune the CD Audio reading feature of MPlayer.

              Available options are:

                     Set CD spin speed.

                     Set  paranoia  level. Values other than 0 seem to break playback of anything
                     but the first track.

                     0      disable checking (default)

                     1      overlap checking only

                     2      full data correction and verification

                     Use specified generic SCSI device.

                     Set atomic read size.

                     Force minimum overlap search during verification to <value> sectors.

                     Assume that the beginning offset of track 1 as reported in the TOC  will  be
                     addressed  as  LBA  0.  Some  Toshiba  drives  need  this  for getting track
                     boundaries correct.

                     Add <value> sectors to the values reported when addressing  tracks.  May  be

                     (Never) accept imperfect data reconstruction.

              Specify the CD-ROM device (default: /dev/cdrom).

              Request  the  number of playback channels (default: 2). MPlayer asks the decoder to
              decode the audio into as many channels as specified. Then it is up to  the  decoder
              to fulfill the requirement. This is usually only important when playing videos with
              AC-3 audio (like DVDs). In that case  liba52  does  the  decoding  by  default  and
              correctly  downmixes  the  audio into the requested number of channels. To directly
              control the number of output  channels  independently  of  how  many  channels  are
              decoded, use the channels filter (--af=channels).

              NOTE:  This  option  is honored by codecs (AC-3 only), filters (surround) and audio
              output drivers (OSS at least).

              Available options are:

              2      stereo

              4      surround

              6      full 5.1

              8      full 7.1

              Specify which chapter to start playing at. Optionally specify which chapter to  end
              playing at (default: 1).

              Threshold  for  merging  almost  consecutive  ordered chapter parts in milliseconds
              (default: 100). Some Matroska files with ordered chapters have  inaccurate  chapter
              end timestamps, causing a small gap between the end of one chapter and the start of
              the next one when they should match.  If the end of one playback part is less  than
              the  given  threshold  away  from the start of the next one then keep playing video
              normally over the chapter change instead of doing a seek.

              Specify a directory for binary codecs.

              Override the standard search path and use the specified file instead of the builtin

              Changes the colorkey to an RGB value of your choice. 0x000000 is black and 0xffffff
              is white. Only supported by the  xv  (see  --vo=xv:ck)  and  directx  video  output
              drivers. See also --nocolorkey.

              Controls  the  YUV  to  RGB  color  space  conversion when playing video. There are
              various standards. Normally, BT.601 should be used for SD video, and BT.709 for  HD
              video.  (This  is done by default.) Using incorrect color space results in slightly
              under or over saturated and shifted colors.

              The color space conversion  is  additionally  influenced  by  the  related  options
              --colormatrix-input-range and --colormatrix-output-range.

              These  options  are  not  always supported. Different video outputs provide varying
              degrees of support. The gl and  vdpau  video  output  drivers  usually  offer  full
              support.  The xv output can set the color space if the system video driver supports
              it, but not input and output levels. The scale video  filter  can  configure  color
              space  and  input levels, but only if the output format is RGB (if the video output
              driver supports RGB output, you can force this with -vf scale,format=rgba).

              If this option is set to auto (which is the default), the video's color space  flag
              will   be  used.  If  that  flag  is  unset,  the  color  space  will  be  selected
              automatically. This is done using a simple heuristic that attempts  to  distinguish
              SD  and  HD video. If the video is larger than 1279x576 pixels, BT.709 (HD) will be
              used; otherwise BT.601 (SD) is selected.

              Available color spaces are:

              auto   automatic selection (default)

              BT.601 ITU-R BT.601 (SD)

              BT.709 ITU-R BT.709 (HD)


              sd     alias for BT.601

              hd     alias for BT.709

              0      compatibility alias for auto (do not use)

              1      compatibility alias for BT.601 (do not use)

              2      compatibility alias for BT.709 (do not use)

              3      compatibility alias for SMPTE-240M (do not use)

              YUV color levels used with YUV to RGB conversion. This  option  is  only  necessary
              when  playing  broken  files, which don't follow standard color levels or which are
              flagged wrong. If the video doesn't specify its color range, it is  assumed  to  be
              limited range.

              The same limitations as with --colormatrix apply.

              Available color ranges are:

              auto   automatic selection (normally limited range) (default)

                     limited range (16-235 for luma, 16-240 for chroma)

              full   full range (0-255 for both luma and chroma)

              RGB  color levels used with YUV to RGB conversion. Normally, output devices such as
              PC monitors use full range color levels.  However,  some  TVs  and  video  monitors
              expect  studio  level RGB. Providing full range output to a device expecting studio
              level input results in crushed blacks and whites, the reverse in  dim  grey  blacks
              and dim whites.

              The same limitations as with --colormatrix apply.

              Available color ranges are:

              auto   automatic selection (equals to full range) (default)

                     limited range (16-235 per component), studio levels

              full   full range (0-255 per component), PC levels

       --consolecontrols, --no-consolecontrols
              --no-consolecontrols  prevents  the  player  from  reading key events from standard
              input. Useful when reading data from standard input. This is automatically  enabled
              when  - is found on the command line. There are situations where you have to set it
              manually, e.g. if you open /dev/stdin (or the equivalent on your system), use stdin
              in  a  playlist  or intend to read from stdin later on via the loadfile or loadlist
              slave commands.

              Adjust the contrast of the video signal (default: 0). Not supported  by  all  video
              output drivers.

       --cookies, --no-cookies
              (network only) Support cookies when making HTTP requests. Disabled by default.

              (network  only)  Read  HTTP  cookies  from  <filename>  (default:  ~/.mozilla/  and
              ~/.netscape/) and skip reading from default locations. The file is assumed to be in
              Netscape format.

       --correct-pts, --no-correct-pts
              Switches  MPlayer  to  a  mode  where  timestamps  for  video frames are calculated
              differently and video filters which add new frames or modify timestamps of existing
              ones  are  supported.  Now  enabled automatically for most common file formats. The
              more accurate timestamps can be visible for example when playing subtitles timed to
              scene changes with the --ass option. Without --correct-pts the subtitle timing will
              typically be off by some frames. This option does  not  work  correctly  with  some
              demuxers and codecs.

              DEBUG  CODE.   Automatically  attaches  gdb  upon crash or SIGTRAP. Support must be
              compiled in by configuring with --enable-crash-debug.

              Make mouse cursor automatically hide after given number of milliseconds.   A  value
              of  -1  will  disable  cursor  autohide.  A  value of -2 means the cursor will stay
              hidden. Supported by video output drivers which use X11 or OS X Cocoa.

              audio delay in seconds (positive or negative float value).  Negative  values  delay
              the audio, and positive values delay the video.

              Force  demuxer  type.  Use  a  '+' before the name to force it, this will skip some
              checks! Give the demuxer name as printed by --demuxer=help.

              (X11 only) Specify the hostname and display number of the  X  server  you  want  to
              display on.



       --double, --no-double
              Double  buffering.  The option to disable this exists mostly for debugging purposes
              and should not normally be used.

              Time in milliseconds to recognize two consecutive button presses as a  double-click
              (default: 300). Set to 0 to let your windowing system decide what a double-click is
              (--vo=directx only).

       --dr   Turns on direct rendering (not supported by all codecs and video outputs)

              WARNING: May cause OSD/SUB corruption!

              Dumps raw compressed audio stream to ./stream.dump (useful with MPEG/AC-3, in  most
              other cases the resulting file will not be playable).  If you give more than one of
              --dumpaudio, --dumpvideo, --dumpstream on the command line only the last  one  will

              Specify which file MPlayer should dump to. Should be used together with --dumpaudio
              / --dumpvideo / --dumpstream / --capture.

              Convert the given subtitle (specified with the  --sub  option)  to  the  time-based
              JACOsub subtitle format. Creates a dumpsub.js file in the current directory.

              Convert  the  given  subtitle  (specified  with  the  --sub option) to the MicroDVD
              subtitle format. Creates a dumpsub.sub file in the current directory.

              Convert the given subtitle (specified with the --sub option) to MPlayer's  subtitle
              format, MPsub. Creates a dump.mpsub file in the current directory.

              Convert the given subtitle (specified with the --sub option) to the time-based SAMI
              subtitle format. Creates a dumpsub.smi file in the current directory.

              Convert the given subtitle (specified with the  --sub  option)  to  the  time-based
              SubViewer  (SRT)  subtitle  format.  Creates  a  file  in  the current

              NOTE: Some broken hardware players choke on  SRT  subtitle  files  with  Unix  line
              endings.  If  you  are  unlucky enough to have such a box, pass your subtitle files
              through unix2dos or a similar program to replace Unix line endings with DOS/Windows
              line endings.

              Dumps  the raw stream to ./stream.dump. Useful when ripping from DVD or network. If
              you give more than one of --dumpaudio, --dumpvideo,  --dumpstream  on  the  command
              line only the last one will work.

              BETA  CODE.  Dumps the subtitle substream from VOB streams. Also see the --dump*sub

              Dump raw compressed video stream to ./stream.dump (not very usable).  If  you  give
              more  than  one  of --dumpaudio, --dumpvideo, --dumpstream on the command line only
              the last one will work.

              Pass the following parameters to the DVB input module, in  order  to  override  the
              default ones:

                     Specifies using card number 1-4 (default: 1).

                     Instructs  MPlayer  to  read  the  channels list from <filename>. Default is
                     ~/.mplayer/channels.conf.{sat,ter,cbl,atsc} (based on  your  card  type)  or
                     ~/.mplayer/channels.conf as a last resort.

                     Maximum  number  of  seconds  to wait when trying to tune a frequency before
                     giving up (default: 30).

              Specify the DVD device or .iso filename (default: /dev/dvd). You can also specify a
              directory  that  contains  files  previously  copied directly from a DVD (with e.g.

              Try to limit DVD speed (default: 0, no change). DVD base speed is 1385 kB/s,  so  a
              8x  drive  can  read  at speeds up to 11080 kB/s. Slower speeds make the drive more
              quiet. For watching DVDs 2700 kB/s should be quiet and fast enough. MPlayer  resets
              the  speed  to the drive default value on close.  Values of at least 100 mean speed
              in kB/s. Values less than 100 mean  multiples  of  1385  kB/s,  i.e.  --dvd-speed=8
              selects 11080 kB/s.

              NOTE: You need write access to the DVD device to change the speed.

              Some  DVD  discs  contain scenes that can be viewed from multiple angles.  Here you
              can tell MPlayer which angles to use (default: 1).

              (Matroska files only) Specify the edition (set of chapters) to use, where 0 is  the
              first.  If  set to -1 (the default), MPlayer will choose the first edition declared
              as a default, or if there is no default, the first edition defined.

              Creates a new file and writes edit decision  list  (EDL)  records  to  it.   During
              playback, the user hits 'i' to mark the start or end of a skip block. This provides
              a starting point  from  which  the  user  can  fine-tune  EDL  entries  later.  See
     for details.

       --embeddedfonts, --no-embeddedfonts
              Use  fonts embedded in Matroska container files and ASS scripts (default: enabled).
              These fonts can be used for SSA/ASS subtitle rendering (--ass option).

              Stop at given time.

              NOTE: When used in conjunction with --ss option, --endpos time will  shift  forward
              by seconds specified with --ss.


                     Stop at 56 seconds.

                     Stop at 1 hour 10 minutes.

              --ss=10 --endpos=56
                     Stop at 1 minute 6 seconds.

       --extbased, --no-extbased
              Enabled  by  default.  Disables extension-based demuxer selection. By default, when
              the file type (demuxer) cannot be detected reliably (the file has no header  or  it
              is  not  reliable  enough),  the  filename extension is used to select the demuxer.
              Always falls back on content-based demuxer selection.

              Resample the font alphamap. Can be:

              0      plain white fonts

              0.75   very narrow black outline (default)

              1      narrow black outline

              10     bold black outline

              Set first field for interlaced content. Useful for deinterlacers  that  double  the
              framerate: --vf=tfields=1, --vf=yadif=1 and --vo=vdpau:deint.

              -1     auto  (default): If the decoder does not export the appropriate information,
                     it falls back to 0 (top field first).

              0      top field first

              1      bottom field first

       --fixed-vo, --no-fixed-vo
              --fixed-vo enforces a fixed video system for multiple files (one (un)initialization
              for all files). Therefore only one window will be opened for all files. Now enabled
              by default, use --no-fixed-vo to disable and create a new window whenever the video
              stream changes. Some of the older drivers may not be fixed-vo compliant.

       --flip Flip image upside-down.

              Specify  font  to  use  for  OSD and for subtitles that do not themselves specify a
              particular font. See also --subfont. The argument is a fontconfig pattern  and  the
              default is sans.


              · --font='Bitstream Vera Sans'

              · --font='Bitstream Vera Sans:style=Bold'

              Forcefully move MPlayer's video output window to default location whenever there is
              a change in video parameters, video stream or file. This used  to  be  the  default
              behavior. Currently only affects X11 VOs.

              Display  only  forced  subtitles  for  the  DVD  subtitle  stream  selected by e.g.

              Force index rebuilding. Useful for files with broken index (A/V desync, etc).  This
              will enable seeking in files where seeking was not possible.

              NOTE:  This  option  only  works if the underlying media supports seeking (i.e. not
              with stdin, pipe, etc).

              Select the sample format used for output from the audio filter layer to  the  sound
              card. The values that <format> can adopt are listed below in the description of the
              format audio filter.

              Override video framerate. Useful if the original value is wrong or missing.

              Skip displaying some frames to maintain A/V sync on slow systems. Video filters are
              not  applied  to such frames. For B-frames even decoding is skipped completely. May
              produce unwatchably choppy output. See also --hardframedrop.

              Play/convert only first <number> frames, then quit.

       --fs   Fullscreen playback (centers movie, and paints black bands around it).

              OBSOLETE, use the --fs option.  Try this option if you still experience  fullscreen

              (X11  only)  Specify a priority list of fullscreen modes to be used. You can negate
              the modes by  prefixing  them  with  '-'.  If  you  experience  problems  like  the
              fullscreen window being covered by other windows try using a different order.

              NOTE: See --fstype=help for a full list of available modes.

              The available types are:

              above  Use the _NETWM_STATE_ABOVE hint if available.

              below  Use the _NETWM_STATE_BELOW hint if available.

                     Use the _NETWM_STATE_FULLSCREEN hint if available.

              layer  Use the _WIN_LAYER hint with the default layer.

                     Use the _WIN_LAYER hint with the given layer number.

              netwm  Force NETWM style.

              none   Clear the list of modes; you can add modes to enable afterward.

                     Use _NETWM_STATE_STAYS_ON_TOP hint if available.


                     Default  order, will be used as a fallback if incorrect or unsupported modes
                     are specified.

                     Fixes fullscreen switching on OpenBox 1.x.

              Adjust the gamma of the video signal (default:  0).  Not  supported  by  all  video
              output drivers.

              Try  to  play consecutive audio files with no silence or disruption at the point of
              file change. This feature is implemented in a simple manner  and  relies  on  audio
              output device buffering to continue playback while moving from one file to another.
              If playback of the new file starts slowly, for example because it's played  from  a
              remote  network  location or because you have specified cache settings that require
              time for the initial cache fill,  then  the  buffered  audio  may  run  out  before
              playback of the new file can start.

              NOTE:  The  audio  device  is opened using parameters chosen according to the first
              file played and is then kept open for gapless playback.  This  means  that  if  the
              first  file  for  example  has  a  low  samplerate then the following files may get
              resampled to the same low samplerate, resulting in reduced sound  quality.  If  you
              play  files  with  different parameters, consider using options such as --srate and
              --format to explicitly select what the shared output format will be.

       --geometry=<x[%][:y[%]]>, --geometry=<[WxH][+-x+-y]>
              Adjust where the output is on the screen initially. The x and y specifications  are
              in  pixels  measured  from  the top-left of the screen to the top-left of the image
              being displayed, however if a percentage sign is given after the argument it  turns
              the  value into a percentage of the screen size in that direction. It also supports
              the standard X11 --geometry option format, in which e.g.  +10-50  means  "place  10
              pixels  from  the  left  border and 50 pixels from the lower border" and "--20+-10"
              means "place 20 pixels beyond the right and 10 pixels beyond the top border". If an
              external  window  is specified using the --wid option, then the x and y coordinates
              are relative to the top-left corner of the  window  rather  than  the  screen.  The
              coordinates  are  relative  to the screen given with --xineramascreen for the video
              output drivers that fully support --xineramascreen (direct3d, gl, vdpau,  x11,  xv,

              NOTE: May not be supported by some of the older VO drivers.

              NOTE (OSX): On Mac OSX the origin of the screen coordinate system is located at the
              the bottom-left corner. For instance, 0:0 will place the window at the  bottom-left
              of the screen.


              50:40  Places the window at x=50, y=40.

                     Places the window in the middle of the screen.

              100%   Places the window at the middle of the right edge of the screen.

                     Places the window at the bottom right corner of the screen.

       --grabpointer, --no-grabpointer
              --no-grabpointer  tells the player to not grab the mouse pointer after a video mode
              change (--vm). Useful for multihead setups.

              More intense frame dropping (breaks decoding). Leads to image distortion!

              Command that is executed every 30 seconds during playback via system() - i.e. using
              the shell.

              NOTE:  mplayer uses this command without any checking, it is your responsibility to
              ensure it does not cause security problems (e.g. make sure to use full paths if "."
              is  in  your path like on Windows). It also only works when playing video (i.e. not
              with --novideo but works with -vo=null).

              This can be "misused" to disable screensavers that do not support the proper X  API
              (see  also  --stop-xscreensaver).  If  you  think  this is too complicated, ask the
              author of the screensaver program to support the proper X APIs.

              EXAMPLE    for    xscreensaver:    mplayer    --heartbeat-cmd="xscreensaver-command
              -deactivate" file

              EXAMPLE  for  GNOME screensaver: mplayer --heartbeat-cmd="gnome-screensaver-command
              -p" file

       --help Show short summary of options and key bindings.

              Only affects the internal audio demuxer, which is not used by default for mp3 files
              any  more.  The  equivalent  functionality  is  always enabled with the now default
              libavformat demuxer for mp3. Hi-res MP3 seeking.   Enabled  when  playing  from  an
              external  MP3 file, as we need to seek to the very exact position to keep A/V sync.
              Can be slow especially when seeking  backwards  since  it  has  to  rewind  to  the
              beginning to find an exact frame position.

              Select  when  to  use  precise  seeks that are not limited to keyframes. Such seeks
              require decoding video from the previous keyframe up to the target position and  so
              can  take  some  time  depending  on  decoding  performance. For some video formats
              precise seeks are disabled. This option selects  the  default  choice  to  use  for
              seeks;  it's  possible to explicitly override that default in the definition of key
              bindings and in slave mode commands.

              off    Never use precise seeks.

                     Use precise seeks if the seek is to an absolute position in the  file,  such
                     as  a  chapter seek, but not for relative seeks like the default behavior of
                     arrow keys (default).

              always Use precise seeks whenever possible.

              This option exists to work around failures to do precise seeks  (as  in  --hr-seek)
              caused  by bugs or limitations in the demuxers for some file formats. Some demuxers
              fail to seek to a keyframe before the given  target  position,  going  to  a  later
              position  instead. The value of this option is subtracted from the time stamp given
              to the demuxer. Thus if you set this option to 1.5 and try to do a precise seek  to
              60  seconds,  the demuxer is told to seek to time 58.5, which hopefully reduces the
              chance that it erroneously goes to some time later than 60 seconds. The downside of
              setting  this  option  is  that  precise  seeks become slower, as video between the
              earlier demuxer position and the real target may be unnecessarily decoded.

              Set custom HTTP fields when accessing HTTP stream.

                     mplayer     --http-header-fields='Field1:      value1','Field2:      value2'

                 Will generate HTTP request:
                     GET / HTTP/1.0
                     Host: localhost:1234
                     User-Agent: MPlayer
                     Icy-MetaData: 1
                     Field1: value1
                     Field2: value2
                     Connection: close

              Adjust  the hue of the video signal (default: 0). You can get a colored negative of
              the image with this option. Not supported by all video output drivers.

              Shorthand for --msglevel=identify=4. Show file parameters in  an  easily  parseable
              format.  Also  prints  more  detailed  information  about  subtitle and audio track
              languages  and  IDs.  In  some  cases  you  can  get  more  information  by   using
              --msglevel=identify=6.  For example, for a DVD or Blu-ray it will list the chapters
              and time length of each title, as well as a disk ID. Combine this  with  --frames=0
              to  suppress all video output. The wrapper script TOOLS/ suppresses the
              other MPlayer output and (hopefully) shellescapes the filenames.

       --idle Makes MPlayer wait idly instead of quitting when there is no file to play.   Mostly
              useful  in  slave  mode where MPlayer can be controlled through input commands (see
              also --slave).

       --idx  Rebuilds index of files if no  index  was  found,  allowing  seeking.  Useful  with
              broken/incomplete downloads, or badly created files. Now this is done automatically
              by the demuxers used for most video formats, meaning that this switch has no effect
              in the typical case. See also --forceidx.

              NOTE:  This  option  only  works if the underlying media supports seeking (i.e. not
              with stdin, pipe, etc).

              Indicate the VOBsub IFO file that will be used to load palette and frame  size  for
              VOBsub subtitles.

              Ignore  the specified starting time for streams in AVI files. This nullifies stream

              Specify configuration file to be parsed after the default ones.

       --initial-audio-sync, --no-initial-audio-sync
              When starting a video file or after events such as seeking MPlayer will by  default
              modify  the  audio  stream  to  make  it start from the same timestamp as video, by
              either inserting silence at the start or cutting away the first samples.  Disabling
              this  option  makes  the  player  behave like older MPlayer versions did: video and
              audio are both started immediately even if their start timestamps differ, and  then
              video  timing  is  gradually adjusted if necessary to reach correct synchronization

              This option can be used to configure certain parts of the input system.

              NOTE: Autorepeat is currently only supported by joysticks.

              Available commands are:

                     Specify    input    configuration    file    other    than    the    default
                     ~/.mplayer/input.conf.  ~/.mplayer/<filename>  is assumed if no full path is

                     Device to be used for Apple IR Remote (default is autodetected, Linux only).

                     Delay in milliseconds before we start to autorepeat a key (0 to disable).

                     Number of key presses to generate per second on autorepeat.

                     Use the key bindings that MPlayer ships with by default.

                     Prints all keys that can be bound to commands.

                     Prints all commands that can be bound to keys.

              js-dev Specifies the joystick device to use (default: /dev/input/js0).

                     Read commands from the given file. Mostly useful  with  a  FIFO.   See  also

                     NOTE:  When  the  given file is a FIFO MPlayer opens both ends so you can do
                     several echo "seek 10" > mp_pipe and the pipe will stay valid.

              Skip any HTTP proxy for IPv6 addresses. It will still be used for IPv4 connections.

       --joystick, --no-joystick
              Enable/disable joystick support. Enabled by default.

       --keepaspect, --no-keepaspect
              Keep window aspect ratio when resizing windows.  Enabled  by  default.  By  default
              MPlayer  tries  to  keep  the  correct video aspect ratio by instructing the window
              manager to maintain window aspect when resizing, and by adding black  bars  if  the
              window manager nevertheless allows window shape to change. --no-keepaspect disables
              window manager aspect hints and scales the video  to  completely  fill  the  window
              without regard for aspect ratio.

              Specify  the  size  of  the FIFO that buffers key events (default: 7). If it is too
              small some events may be lost. The main disadvantage of setting it to a very  large
              value is that if you hold down a key triggering some particularly slow command then
              the player may be unresponsive while it processes all the queued commands.

              Specify libavcodec decoding parameters. Separate multiple options with a colon.

              EXAMPLE: --lavdopts=gray:skiploopfilter=all:skipframe=nonref

              Available options are:

                     Only use bit-exact algorithms in all decoding steps (for codec testing).

                     Manually work around encoder bugs.

                     0      nothing

                     1      autodetect bugs (default)

                     2      (msmpeg4v3):  some   old   lavc   generated   msmpeg4v3   files   (no

                     4      (mpeg4): Xvid interlacing bug (autodetected if fourcc==XVIX)

                     8      (mpeg4): UMP4 (autodetected if fourcc==UMP4)

                     16     (mpeg4): padding bug (autodetected)

                     32     (mpeg4): illegal vlc bug (autodetected per fourcc)

                     64     (mpeg4): Xvid and DivX qpel bug (autodetected per fourcc/version)

                     128    (mpeg4): old standard qpel (autodetected per fourcc/version)

                     256    (mpeg4): another qpel bug (autodetected per fourcc/version)

                     512    (mpeg4): direct-qpel-blocksize bug (autodetected per fourcc/version)

                     1024   (mpeg4): edge padding bug (autodetected per fourcc/version)

                     Display debugging information.

                     0      disabled

                     1      picture info

                     2      rate control

                     4      bitstream

                     8      macroblock (MB) type

                     16     per-block quantization parameter (QP)

                     32     motion vector

                     0x0040 motion vector visualization (use --no-slices)

                     0x0080 macroblock (MB) skip

                     0x0100 startcode

                     0x0200 PTS

                     0x0400 error resilience

                     0x0800 memory management control operations (H.264)

                     0x1000 bugs

                     0x2000 Visualize quantization parameter (QP), lower QP are tinted greener.

                     0x4000 Visualize block types.

                     Set error concealment strategy.

                     1      Use strong deblock filter for damaged MBs.

                     2      iterative motion vector (MV) search (slow)

                     3      all (default)

              fast (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and H.264 only)
                     Enable  optimizations  which  do  not  comply to the specification and might
                     potentially cause problems,  like  simpler  dequantization,  simpler  motion
                     compensation,  assuming use of the default quantization matrix, assuming YUV
                     4:2:0 and skipping a few checks to detect damaged bitstreams.

              gray   grayscale only decoding (a bit faster than with color)

                     For best decoding quality use the  same  IDCT  algorithm  for  decoding  and
                     encoding. This may come at a price in accuracy, though.

                     Decode at lower resolutions. Low resolution decoding is not supported by all
                     codecs, and it will often result in ugly artifacts. This is not a bug, but a
                     side effect of not decoding at full resolution.

                     0      disabled

                     1      1/2 resolution

                     2      1/4 resolution

                     3      1/8 resolution

                     If  <w>  is  specified lowres decoding will be used only if the width of the
                     video is major than or equal to <w>.

                     Pass AVOptions to libavcodec decoder. Note, a patch to make the o=  unneeded
                     and  pass all unknown options through the AVOption system is welcome. A full
                     list of AVOptions can be found in the FFmpeg manual.

                     EXAMPLE: o=debug=pict

              sb=<number> (MPEG-2 only)
                     Skip the given number of macroblock rows at the bottom.

              st=<number> (MPEG-2 only)
                     Skip the given number of macroblock rows at the top.

              skiploopfilter=<skipvalue> (H.264 only)
                     Skips the loop filter (AKA deblocking)  during  H.264  decoding.  Since  the
                     filtered  frame  is  supposed to be used as reference for decoding dependent
                     frames this has a worse effect on quality than not doing deblocking on  e.g.
                     MPEG-2 video. But at least for high bitrate HDTV this provides a big speedup
                     with no visible quality loss.

                     <skipvalue> can be one of the following:

                     none   Never skip.

                            Skip useless processing steps (e.g. 0 size packets in AVI).

                     nonref Skip frames that are not referenced (i.e. not used for decoding other
                            frames, the error cannot "build up").

                     bidir  Skip B-Frames.

                     nonkey Skip all frames except keyframes.

                     all    Skip all frames.

              skipidct=<skipvalue> (MPEG-1/2 only)
                     Skips the IDCT step. This degrades quality a lot of in almost all cases (see
                     skiploopfilter for available skip values).

                     Skips decoding of frames completely.  Big  speedup,  but  jerky  motion  and
                     sometimes bad artifacts (see skiploopfilter for available skip values).

                     Number  of  threads  to  use  for  decoding.  Whether  threading is actually
                     supported depends on codec. 0  means  autodetect  number  of  cores  on  the
                     machine and use that, up to the maximum of 16. (default: 0)

                     Visualize motion vectors.

                     0      disabled

                     1      Visualize forward predicted MVs of P-frames.

                     2      Visualize forward predicted MVs of B-frames.

                     4      Visualize backward predicted MVs of B-frames.

              vstats Prints some statistics and stores them in ./vstats_*.log.

              Specify  parameters  for  libavformat  demuxers (--demuxer=lavf). Separate multiple
              options with a colon.

              Available suboptions are:

                     Maximum length in seconds to analyze the stream properties.

                     Force a specific libavformat demuxer.

                     Pass AVOptions to libavformat demuxer.

                     Note, a patch to make the o= unneeded and pass all unknown  options  through
                     the AVOption system is welcome. A full list of AVOptions can be found in the
                     FFmpeg manual. Note that some options may conflict with MPlayer options.

                     EXAMPLE: o=fflags=+ignidx

                     Maximum amount of data to probe during the detection phase. In the  case  of
                     MPEG-TS this value identifies the maximum number of TS packets to scan.

                     Encryption  key  the  demuxer should use. This is the raw binary data of the
                     key converted to a hexadecimal string.

       --lirc, --no-lirc
              Enable/disable LIRC support. Enabled by default.

              (LIRC only) Specifies a configuration file for LIRC (default: ~/.lircrc).

              Prints all available options.

              Print a list of the available properties.

              The file from which to read the video index data saved by  --saveidx.   This  index
              will  be  used  for seeking, overriding any index data contained in the AVI itself.
              MPlayer will not prevent you from loading an index file generated from a  different
              AVI, but this is sure to cause unfavorable results.

              NOTE: This option is obsolete now that MPlayer has OpenDML support.

              Loops movie playback <number> times. 0 means forever.

              Maximum A-V sync correction per frame (in seconds)

              Used when decoding from multiple PNG or JPEG files.

              Available options are:

                     input file width (default: autodetect)

                     input file height (default: autodetect)

                     output fps (default: 25)

                     input file type (available: jpeg, png, tga, sgi)

              Use  a  mixer  device  different  from the default /dev/mixer. For ALSA this is the
              mixer name.

              (--ao=oss and --ao=alsa only) This option will tell  MPlayer  to  use  a  different
              channel  for  controlling volume than the default PCM. Options for OSS include vol,
              pcm, line.   For  a  complete  list  of  options  look  for  SOUND_DEVICE_NAMES  in
              /usr/include/linux/soundcard.h.  For  ALSA  you  can  use the names e.g.  alsamixer
              displays, like Master, Line, PCM.

              NOTE: ALSA mixer channel names followed by  a  number  must  be  specified  in  the
              <name,number> format, i.e. a channel labeled 'PCM 1' in alsamixer must be converted
              to PCM,1.

              Set the aspect ratio of your monitor or TV screen. A value of 0 disables a previous
              setting  (e.g.  in  the config file). Overrides the --monitorpixelaspect setting if
              enabled.  See also --monitorpixelaspect and --aspect.


              · --monitoraspect=4:3  or --monitoraspect=1.3333

              · --monitoraspect=16:9 or --monitoraspect=1.7777

              Set the aspect of a single pixel of your monitor or TV screen (default: 1). A value
              of 1 means square pixels (correct for (almost?) all LCDs). See also --monitoraspect
              and --aspect.

              Permit MPlayer to receive pointer events  reported  by  the  video  output  driver.
              Necessary to select the buttons in DVD menus. Supported for X11-based VOs (x11, xv,
              etc) and the gl, direct3d and corevideo VOs.

       --mouseinput, --no-mouseinput
              Enabled by default. Disable mouse button press/release input (mozplayerxp's context
              menu relies on this option).

              Convert console messages to the specified character set (default: autodetect). Text
              will be in the encoding specified with the --charset configure option. Set this  to
              "noconv" to disable conversion (for e.g.  iconv problems).

              NOTE:  The  option  takes  effect  after  command  line  parsing has finished.  The
              MPLAYER_CHARSET environment variable can help you get rid of  the  first  lines  of
              garbled output.

              Enable colorful console output on terminals that support ANSI color.

              Control verbosity directly for each module. The all module changes the verbosity of
              all the modules not explicitly specified on the command line.

              See --msglevel=help for a list of all modules.

              NOTE: Some messages are printed before the command line is parsed and are therefore
              not  affected  by  --msglevel.  To  control  these  messages  you  have  to use the
              MPLAYER_VERBOSE environment variable; see its description below for details.

              Available levels:

              -1     complete silence

              0      fatal messages only

              1      error messages

              2      warning messages

              3      short hints

              4      informational messages

              5      status messages (default)

              6      verbose messages

              7      debug level 2

              8      debug level 3

              9      debug level 4

              Prepend module name in front of each console message.

       --name Set the window class name for X11-based video output methods.

       --ni   (Internal  AVI  demuxer  which  is  not  used  by  default  only)  Force  usage  of
              non-interleaved AVI parser (fixes playback of some bad AVI files).

              Ignore  aspect  ratio  information  from video file and assume the video has square
              pixels. See also --aspect.

              (Internal AVI demuxer which is not  used  by  default  only)  Do  not  use  average
              byte/second value for A-V sync. Helps with some AVI files with broken header.

              Turn off input stream caching. See --cache.

              Disables  colorkeying.  Only supported by the xv (see --vo=xv:ck) and directx video
              output drivers.

              Do not parse selected configuration files.

              NOTE: If --include or --use-filedir-conf options are specified at the command line,
              they will be honoured.

              Available options are:

              all    all configuration files

              system system configuration file

              user   user configuration file

              Do not use index present in the file even if one is present.

              Do not play sound. Useful for benchmarking.

              Disables  any  otherwise auto-selected internal subtitles (as e.g. the Matroska/mkv
              demuxer supports). Use --no-autosub to disable the  loading  of  external  subtitle

              Do not play video. With some demuxers this may not work. In those cases you can try
              --vc=null --vo=null instead; but --vc=null is always unreliable.

              Makes the player window stay on top of other windows.  Supported  by  video  output
              drivers which use X11, except SDL, as well as directx and corevideo.

       --ordered-chapters, --no-ordered-chapters
              Enabled  by  default.   Disable support for Matroska ordered chapters. MPlayer will
              not load or search for video segments from other files, and will  also  ignore  any
              chapter order specified for the main file.

              Set the duration of the OSD messages in ms (default: 1000).

              Set how fractions of seconds of the current timestamp are printed on the OSD:

              0      Do not display fractions (default).

              1      Show the first two decimals.

              2      Show  approximate frame count within current second. This frame count is not
                     accurate but only an approximation. For variable fps, the  approximation  is
                     known to be far off the correct frame count.

              Specifies which mode the OSD should start in.

              0      subtitles only

              1      volume + seek (default)

              2      volume + seek + timer + percentage

              3      volume + seek + timer + percentage + total time

              Allows  the  next  subtitle  to be displayed while the current one is still visible
              (default is to enable the support only for specific formats).

              Enables pan-and-scan functionality (cropping the sides of e.g. a 16:9 movie to make
              it fit a 4:3 display without black bands). The range controls how much of the image
              is cropped. May not work with all video output drivers.

              NOTE: Values between -1 and 0 are allowed as well, but highly experimental and  may
              crash or worse. Use at your own risk!

              (experimental)  Change  the  range  of the pan-and-scan functionality (default: 1).
              Positive values mean multiples of the default range. Negative numbers mean you  can
              zoom  in  up to a factor of --panscanrange=+1. E.g. --panscanrange=-3 allows a zoom
              factor of up to 4. This feature is experimental. Do not report bugs unless you  are
              using --vo=gl.

              Used  with  some  network protocols. Specify password for HTTP authentication.  See
              also --user.

              Print  out  a  string  before  starting  playback.  The  following  expansions  are

                     Expand to the value of the property NAME.

                     Expand TEXT only if the property NAME is available.

                     Expand TEXT only if the property NAME is not available.

              Play  files  according  to a playlist file (ASX, Winamp, SMIL, or one-file-per-line

              WARNING: The way MPlayer parses  and  uses  playlist  files  is  not  safe  against
              maliciously  constructed  files.  Such  files may trigger harmful actions. This has
              been the case for all MPlayer versions, but unfortunately this fact  was  not  well
              documented  earlier,  and  some  people  have  even  misguidedly recommended use of
              --playlist with untrusted sources. Do  NOT  use  --playlist  with  random  internet
              sources or files you don't trust!

              NOTE:  This option is considered an entry so options found after it will apply only
              to the elements of this playlist.

              FIXME: This needs to be clarified and documented thoroughly.

              This option only works when decoding video with Win32 DirectShow DLLs with internal
              postprocessing routines. See also --vf=pp. Set the DLL postprocess level. The valid
              range of  --pp  values  varies  by  codec,  it  is  mostly  0-6,  where  0=disable,

              Show  a  summary about the available postprocess filters and their usage.  See also

              Use IPv4 on network connections. Falls back on IPv6 automatically.

              Use IPv6 on network connections. Falls back on IPv4 automatically.

              (Windows only.)  Set process priority  for  MPlayer  according  to  the  predefined
              priorities available under Windows.

              Possible values of <prio>: idle|belownormal|normal|abovenormal|high|realtime

              WARNING: Using realtime priority can cause system lockup.

              Use the given profile(s), --profile=help displays a list of the defined profiles.

              When  playing an MPEG-PS or MPEG-PES streams, this option lets you specify how many
              bytes in the stream you want MPlayer to scan in order to identify the  video  codec
              used. This option is needed to play EVO or VDR files containing H.264 streams.

              Select the method used to determine which container packet timestamp corresponds to
              a particular output frame from the video decoder. Normally you  shouldn't  need  to
              change this option.

              auto   Try to pick a working mode from the ones below automatically (default)

                     Use decoder reordering functionality.

              sort   Maintain  a  buffer  of  unused  pts values and use the lowest value for the

              This option tunes various encoding properties of the PVR capture module.  It has to
              be used with any hardware MPEG encoder based card supported by the V4L2 driver. The
              Hauppauge WinTV PVR-150/250/350/500 and all IVTV  based  cards  are  known  as  PVR
              capture  cards.  Be aware that only Linux 2.6.18 kernel and above is able to handle
              MPEG stream through V4L2 layer.   For  hardware  capture  of  an  MPEG  stream  and
              watching it with MPlayer, use pvr:// as a movie URL.

              Available options are:

                     Specify input aspect ratio:

                     0      1:1

                     1      4:3 (default)

                     2      16:9

                     3      2.21:1

                     Specify  encoding audio rate (default: 48000 Hz, available: 32000, 44100 and
                     48000 Hz).

                     Specify MPEG audio layer encoding (default: 2).

                     Specify audio encoding bitrate in kbps (default: 384).

                     Specify  audio  encoding  mode.  Available  preset  values   are   'stereo',
                     'joint_stereo', 'dual' and 'mono' (default: stereo).

                     Specify average video bitrate encoding in Mbps (default: 6).

                     Specify video encoding mode:

                     vbr    Variable BitRate (default)

                     cbr    Constant BitRate

                     Specify  peak  video bitrate encoding in Mbps (only useful for VBR encoding,
                     default: 9.6).

                     Choose an MPEG format for encoding:

                     ps     MPEG-2 Program Stream (default)

                     ts     MPEG-2 Transport Stream

                     mpeg1  MPEG-1 System Stream

                     vcd    Video CD compatible stream

                     svcd   Super Video CD compatible stream

                     dvd    DVD compatible stream

              Make console output less verbose; in particular, prevents the status line (i.e.  A:
              0.7  V:  0.6  A-V:  0.068  ...)  from  being displayed. Particularly useful on slow
              terminals or broken ones which do not properly handle carriage return (i.e. \r).

              When mplayer2 is given a video streaming site URL to play, and libquvi is  used  to
              translate that into the address of the actual video file, this option affects which
              video format is chosen in case there are several alternatives for the original URL.
              The  value  is  passed directly to libquvi. Available values depend on the site and
              video. According to libquvi documentation, the only values that are  guaranteed  to
              be available are "default" (usually lowest quality) and "best". Defaults to "best".

              These  options set various parameters of the radio capture module. For listening to
              radio with MPlayer use radio://<frequency> (if channels option  is  not  given)  or
              radio://<channel_number>  (if channels option is given) as a movie URL. You can see
              allowed frequency  range  by  running  MPlayer  with  -v.  To  start  the  grabbing
              subsystem,  use  radio://<frequency  or channel>/capture. If the capture keyword is
              not given you can listen to radio using the line-in cable only.  Using  capture  to
              listen is not recommended due to synchronization problems, which makes this process

              Available options are:

                     Radio device to use (default: /dev/radio0  for  Linux  and  /dev/tuner0  for

                     Radio driver to use (default: v4l2 if available, otherwise v4l).  Currently,
                     v4l and v4l2 drivers are supported.

                     sound volume for radio device (default 100)

              freq_min=<value> (*BSD BT848 only)
                     minimum allowed frequency (default: 87.50)

              freq_max=<value> (*BSD BT848 only)
                     maximum allowed frequency (default: 108.00)

                     Set channel list. Use _ for spaces in names (or play with quoting ;-).   The
                     channel  names  will  then  be  written  using  OSD  and  the slave commands
                     radio_step_channel and radio_set_channel will be usable for a remote control
                     (see  LIRC).  If  given,  number  in  movie  URL  will be treated as channel
                     position in channel list.

                     EXAMPLE: radio://1, radio://104.4, radio_set_channel 1

              adevice=<value> (radio capture only)
                     Name of device to capture sound from. Without such a name  capture  will  be
                     disabled,  even  if the capture keyword appears in the URL. For ALSA devices
                     use it in the form hw=<card>.<device>. If the device name  contains  a  '=',
                     the module will use ALSA to capture, otherwise OSS.

              arate=<value> (radio capture only)
                     Rate in samples per second (default: 44100).

                     NOTE:  When using audio capture set also --rawaudio=rate=<value> option with
                     the same value as arate. If you have problems with  sound  speed  (runs  too
                     quickly),  try  to  play  with  different  rate  values (e.g.  48000, 44100,

              achannels=<value> (radio capture only)
                     Number of audio channels to capture.

              This option lets you play raw audio files. You have to  use  --demuxer=rawaudio  as
              well.  It may also be used to play audio CDs which are not 44kHz 16-bit stereo. For
              playing raw AC-3 streams use --rawaudio=format=0x2000 --demuxer=rawaudio.

              Available options are:

                     number of channels

                     rate in samples per second

                     sample size in bytes

                     bitrate for rawaudio files

                     fourcc in hex

              This option lets you play raw video files. You have to  use  --demuxer=rawvideo  as

              Available options are:

                     rate in frames per second (default: 25.0)

                     set standard image size

                     image width in pixels

                     image height in pixels

                     set colorspace

                     colorspace  (fourcc)  in  hex or string constant. Use --rawvideo=format=help
                     for a list of possible strings.

                     frame size in Bytes


              · mplayer foreman.qcif --demuxer=rawvideo --rawvideo=qcif Play the famous "foreman"
                sample video.

              · mplayer  sample-720x576.yuv  --demuxer=rawvideo --rawvideo=w=720:h=576 Play a raw
                YUV sample.

              Display even less output and status messages than with --quiet.

              Specify a referrer path or URL for HTTP requests.

              Set the monitor  refreshrate  in  Hz.  Currently  only  supported  by  --vo=directx
              combined with the --vm option.

              (udp://  only)  Allows  a  socket  to be reused by other processes as soon as it is

              Play movie in the root window (desktop background). Desktop background  images  may
              cover the movie window, though. May not work with all video output drivers.

       --rtc  Turns  on  usage  of the Linux RTC (realtime clock - /dev/rtc) as timing mechanism.
              This wakes up the process every 1/1024 seconds to check the current  time.  Useless
              with  modern  Linux  kernels configured for desktop use as they already wake up the
              process with similar accuracy when using normal timed sleep.

              Use the specified device for RTC timing.

              Used with rtsp:// URLs to force the destination IP address to be bound. This option
              may  be  useful  with  some  RTSP server which do not send RTP packets to the right
              interface. If the connection to the RTSP server fails,  use  -v  to  see  which  IP
              address  MPlayer  tries  to  bind  to  and  try to force it to one assigned to your
              computer instead.

              Used with rtsp:// URLs to force the client's port number. This option may be useful
              if you are behind a router and want to forward the RTSP stream from the server to a
              specific client.

              (LIVE555 only) Used with http:// URLs to specify that the  resulting  incoming  RTP
              and RTCP packets be streamed over HTTP.

              (LIVE555  and  NEMESI  only)  Used  with rtsp:// URLs to specify that the resulting
              incoming RTP and RTCP packets be streamed over TCP (using the same  TCP  connection
              as  RTSP).  This option may be useful if you have a broken internet connection that
              does not pass incoming UDP packets (see

              Adjust the saturation of the video signal  (default:  0).  You  can  get  grayscale
              output with this option. Not supported by all video output drivers.

              Force  index rebuilding and dump the index to <filename>. Currently this only works
              with AVI files.

              NOTE: This option is obsolete now that MPlayer has OpenDML support.

              Seek to byte position. Useful for playback from CD-ROM images  or  VOB  files  with
              junk at the beginning. See also --ss.

              Specify  the  screen  height  for video output drivers which do not know the screen
              resolution like x11 and TV-out.

              Specify the screen width for video output drivers which  do  not  know  the  screen
              resolution like x11 and TV-out.

              Show the description and content of a profile.

              Play files in random order.

              Display  the subtitle stream specified by <ID> (0-31). MPlayer prints the available
              subtitle IDs when run in verbose (-v)  mode.  If  you  cannot  select  one  of  the
              subtitles on a DVD, try --vobsubid.  See also --slang, --vobsubid, --nosub.

              Specify  a  priority list of subtitle languages to use. Different container formats
              employ different language codes. DVDs use ISO  639-1  two  letter  language  codes,
              Matroska  uses  ISO  639-2  three  letter language codes while OGM uses a free-form
              identifier. MPlayer prints the available languages when run in verbose  (-v)  mode.
              See also --sid.


              · mplayer  dvd://1  --slang=hu,en chooses the Hungarian subtitle track on a DVD and
                falls back on English if Hungarian is not available.

              · mplayer --slang=jpn example.mkv plays a Matroska file with Japanese subtitles.

              Switches on slave mode, in which MPlayer works as a  backend  for  other  programs.
              Instead  of intercepting keyboard events, MPlayer will read commands separated by a
              newline (n) from stdin. See also --input, suboption file.

              NOTE: See DOCS/tech/slave.txt for a description of slave commands.  Also,  this  is
              not  intended to disable other inputs, e.g. via the video window. If you want to do
              that, use something like --input=nodefault-bindings:conf=/dev/null.

       --slices, --no-slices
              Drawing video by 16-pixel height slices/bands, instead draws the whole frame  in  a
              single  run.  May be faster or slower, depending on video card and available cache.
              It has effect only with  libavcodec  codecs.  Enabled  by  default  if  applicable;
              usually disabled when threading is used.

              Time frames by repeatedly checking the current time instead of asking the kernel to
              wake up MPlayer at the correct time. Useful if your kernel timing is imprecise  and
              you cannot use the RTC either. Comes at the price of higher CPU consumption.

              Force the use of the software mixer, instead of using the sound card mixer.

              Set  the maximum amplification level in percent (default: 110). A value of 200 will
              allow you to adjust the volume up to a maximum of double the  current  level.  With
              values  below  100  the  initial  volume (which is 100%) will be above the maximum,
              which e.g. the OSD cannot display correctly.

              Slow down or speed up playback by the factor given as parameter.

              Antialiasing/scaling mode for DVD/VOBsub. A value of 16 may be added to  <mode>  in
              order to force scaling even when original and scaled frame size already match. This
              can be employed to e.g. smooth subtitles with gaussian blur. Available modes are:

              0      none (fastest, very ugly)

              1      approximate (broken?)

              2      full (slow)

              3      bilinear (default, fast and not too bad)

              4      uses swscaler gaussian blur (looks very good)

              Specify how SPU (DVD/VOBsub) subtitles should be aligned.

              -1     Original position

              0      Align at top (original behavior, default).

              1      Align at center.

              2      Align at bottom.

              Variance parameter of gaussian used by --spuaa=4. Higher means more blur  (default:

              Select  the  output  sample  rate  to be used (of course sound cards have limits on
              this). If the sample frequency selected is  different  from  that  of  the  current
              media,  the  resample  or lavcresample audio filter will be inserted into the audio
              filter layer to compensate for the  difference.  The  type  of  resampling  can  be
              controlled by the --af-adv option.

              Seek to given time position.


                     Seeks to 56 seconds.

                     Seeks to 1 hour 10 min.

              Specifies software scaler parameters.

                     gaussian blur filter (luma)

                     gaussian blur filter (chroma)

                     sharpen filter (luma)

                     sharpen filter (chroma)

                     chroma horizontal shifting

                     chroma vertical shifting

              EXAMPLE: --vf=scale=-ssf=lgb=3.0

              Skip  <sec>  seconds  after  every  frame. Since MPlayer will only seek to the next
              keyframe unless you use --hr-seek this may be inexact.

              Select type of MP2/MP3 stereo output.

              0      stereo

              1      left channel

              2      right channel

              (X11 only) Turns off xscreensaver at startup and turns it on again on exit. If your
              screensaver   supports  neither  the  XSS  nor  XResetScreenSaver  API  please  use
              --heartbeat-cmd instead.

              Use/display these subtitle files. Only one file can be displayed at the same time.

              Specify the alpha channel value for subtitles and OSD backgrounds. Big values  mean
              more transparency. 0 means completely transparent.

              Specify  the color value for subtitles and OSD backgrounds. Currently subtitles are
              grayscale so this value is equivalent to the intensity  of  the  color.  255  means
              white and 0 black.

              Force  subtitle  demuxer type for --subfile. Using a '+' before the name will force
              it,  this  will  skip  some  checks!  Give  the  demuxer   name   as   printed   by

              Adjust matching fuzziness when searching for subtitles:

              0      exact match

              1      Load all subs containing movie name.

              2      Load all subs in the current and --sub-paths directories.

              Disables  any  kind  of text post processing done after loading the subtitles. Used
              for debug purposes.

              Specify extra directories  where  to  search  for  subtitles  matching  the  video.
              Multiple  directories  can  be  separated  by  ":"  (";" on Windows).  Paths can be
              relative or absolute.  Relative  paths  are  interpreted  relative  to  video  file

              EXAMPLE:     Assuming     that     /path/to/movie/movie.avi     is    played    and
              --sub-paths=sub:subtitles:/tmp/subs is specified,  MPlayer  searches  for  subtitle
              files in these directories:

              · /path/to/movie/

              · /path/to/movie/sub/

              · /path/to/movie/subtitles/

              · /tmp/subs/

              · ~/.mplayer/sub/

              Specify  which  edge  of  the  subtitles  should  be aligned at the height given by

              0      Align subtitle top edge (original behavior).

              1      Align subtitle center.

              2      Align subtitle bottom edge (default).

              Display DVD Closed Caption (CC) subtitles from the specified  channel.   These  are
              not  the  VOB subtitles, these are special ASCII subtitles for the hearing impaired
              encoded in the VOB userdata stream on most region 1 DVDs.  CC  subtitles  have  not
              been spotted on DVDs from other regions so far.

              If  your  system supports iconv(3), you can use this option to specify the subtitle

              EXAMPLE: - --subcp=latin2 - --subcp=cp1250

              If the player was compiled with ENCA support you can  use  special  syntax  to  use

              --subcp=enca:<language>:<fallback codepage>

              You  can specify your language using a two letter language code to make ENCA detect
              the codepage automatically. If unsure, enter anything and watch mplayer  -v  output
              for  available  languages.  Fallback  codepage  specifies the codepage to use, when
              autodetection fails.


              · --subcp=enca:cs:latin2 guess the encoding, assuming the subtitles are Czech, fall
                back on latin 2, if the detection fails.

              · --subcp=enca:pl:cp1250 guess the encoding for Polish, fall back on cp1250.

              Delays subtitles by <sec> seconds. Can be negative.

              (BETA  CODE)  Currently  useless.  Same  as  --audiofile,  but for subtitle streams

              Sets the subtitle font (see --font). If no --subfont is given, --font is  used  for
              subtitles too.

              Sets the autoscale mode.

              NOTE: 0 means that text scale and OSD scale are font heights in points.

              The mode can be:

              0      no autoscale

              1      proportional to movie height

              2      proportional to movie width

              3      proportional to movie diagonal (default)

              Sets the font blur radius (default: 2).

              Sets  the  font  encoding. When set to 'unicode', all the glyphs from the font file
              will be rendered and unicode will be used (default: unicode).

              Sets the autoscale coefficient of the OSD elements (default: 4).

              Sets the font outline thickness (default: 2).

              Sets the subtitle text autoscale coefficient  as  percentage  of  the  screen  size
              (default: 3.5).

              Specify the framerate of the subtitle file (default: movie fps).

              NOTE: <rate> > movie fps speeds the subtitles up for frame-based subtitle files and
              slows them down for time-based ones.

              Specify the position of subtitles on the screen. The value is the vertical position
              of the subtitle in % of the screen height.  Can be useful with --vf=expand.

              Specify the maximum width of subtitles on the screen. Useful for TV-out.  The value
              is the width of the subtitle in % of the screen width.

              Specify the software scaler algorithm to be  used  with  the  --zoom  option.  This
              affects  video  output drivers which lack hardware acceleration, e.g. x11. See also
              --vf=scale and --zoom.

              Available types are:

              0      fast bilinear

              1      bilinear

              2      bicubic (good quality) (default)

              3      experimental

              4      nearest neighbor (bad quality)

              5      area

              6      luma bicubic / chroma bilinear

              7      gauss

              8      sincR

              9      lanczos

              10     natural bicubic spline

              NOTE: Some --sws options are tunable. The description of the scale video filter has
              further information.

       --term-osd, --no-term-osd
              Display  OSD messages on the console when no video output is available.  Enabled by

              Specify the escape sequence to use before writing an OSD message  on  the  console.
              The  escape  sequence should move the pointer to the beginning of the line used for
              the OSD and clear it (default: ^[[A\r^[[K).

              Set the window title. Supported  by  X11-based  video  output  drivers.   See  also

              Tells  MPlayer  not  to  discard  TS  packets  reported  as  broken  in the stream.
              Sometimes needed to play corrupted MPEG-TS files.

              When playing an MPEG-TS stream, this option lets you specify how many bytes in  the
              stream you want MPlayer to search for the desired audio and video IDs.

              When  playing an MPEG-TS stream, you can specify with this option which program (if
              present) you want to play. Can be used with --vid and --aid.

              This option tunes various properties of the TV capture module. For watching TV with
              MPlayer, use tv:// or tv://<channel_number> or even tv://<channel_name> (see option
              channels for channel_name below) as a movie URL. You can also use  tv:///<input_id>
              to  start  watching a movie from a composite or S-Video input (see option input for

              Available options are:

                     no sound

              automute=<0-255> (v4l and v4l2 only)
                     If signal strength reported by device is less than  this  value,  audio  and
                     video  will be muted. In most cases automute=100 will be enough.  Default is
                     0 (automute disabled).

                     See --tv=driver=help for a list of compiled-in TV input drivers.  available:
                     dummy, v4l, v4l2, bsdbt848 (default: autodetect)

                     Specify  TV device (default: /dev/video0). NOTE: For the bsdbt848 driver you
                     can provide both bktr and tuner device names separating them with  a  comma,
                     tuner after bktr (e.g. --tv device=/dev/bktr1,/dev/tuner1).

                     Specify input (default: 0 (TV), see console output for available inputs).

                     Specify  the  frequency  to  set the tuner to (e.g. 511.250). Not compatible
                     with the channels parameter.

                     Specify the output format of the tuner with a preset value supported by  the
                     V4L  driver  (yv12,  rgb32,  rgb24,  rgb16,  rgb15,  uyvy, yuy2, i420) or an
                     arbitrary format given as hex value. Try  outfmt=help  for  a  list  of  all
                     available formats.

                     output window width

                     output window height

                     framerate at which to capture video (frames per second)

                     maximum size of the capture buffer in megabytes (default: dynamical)

                     For  bsdbt848  and  v4l,  PAL,  SECAM, NTSC are available. For v4l2, see the
                     console output for a list of all available norms, also see the normid option

              normid=<value> (v4l2 only)
                     Sets the TV norm to the given numeric ID. The TV norm depends on the capture
                     card. See the console output for a list of available TV norms.

                     Set tuner to <value> channel.

                     available:  argentina,  australia,  china-bcast,  europe-east,  europe-west,
                     france,   ireland,  italy,  japan-bcast,  japan-cable,  newzealand,  russia,
                     southafrica, us-bcast, us-cable, us-cable-hrc

                     Set names for channels.

                     NOTE: If <chan> is an integer greater than  1000,  it  will  be  treated  as
                     frequency (in kHz) rather than channel name from frequency table.  Use _ for
                     spaces in names (or play with quoting ;-). The channel names  will  then  be
                     written  using  OSD,  and the slave commands tv_step_channel, tv_set_channel
                     and tv_last_channel will be usable for a  remote  control  (see  LIRC).  Not
                     compatible with the frequency parameter.

                     NOTE:  The  channel number will then be the position in the 'channels' list,
                     beginning with 1.

                     EXAMPLE: tv://1, tv://TV1, tv_set_channel 1, tv_set_channel TV1

                     Set the image equalizer on the card.

                     Set input audio sample rate.

                     Capture audio even if there are no audio sources reported by v4l.

              alsa   Capture from ALSA.

                     Choose an audio mode:

                     0      mono

                     1      stereo

                     2      language 1

                     3      language 2

                     By default, the count of recorded audio channels is determined automatically
                     by  querying  the  audio  mode  from the TV card. This option allows forcing
                     stereo/mono recording regardless of the amode option and the values returned
                     by  v4l.  This can be used for troubleshooting when the TV card is unable to
                     report the current audio mode.

                     Set an audio device. <value> should be /dev/xxx for OSS and  a  hardware  ID
                     for ALSA. You must replace any ':' by a '.' in the hardware ID for ALSA.

                     Choose an audio output of the capture card, if it has more than one.

              [volume|bass|treble|balance]=<0-65535> (v4l1)

              [volume|bass|treble|balance]=<0-100> (v4l2)
                     These  options  set parameters of the mixer on the video capture card.  They
                     will have no effect, if your card does not have one. For v4l2 50 maps to the
                     default value of the control, as reported by the driver.

              gain=<0-100> (v4l2)
                     Set  gain  control  for video devices (usually webcams) to the desired value
                     and switch off automatic control. A value of 0 enables automatic control. If
                     this option is omitted, gain control will not be modified.

                     A value of 0 means capture and buffer audio and video together. A value of 1
                     (default) means to do video capture only and let  the  audio  go  through  a
                     loopback cable from the TV card to the sound card.

              mjpeg  Use  hardware  MJPEG  compression (if the card supports it). When using this
                     option, you do not need to specify  the  width  and  height  of  the  output
                     window,  because MPlayer will determine it automatically from the decimation
                     value (see below).

                     choose the size of the picture that will be  compressed  by  hardware  MJPEG

                     1      full size

                            · 704x576 PAL

                            · 704x480 NTSC

                     2      medium size

                            · 352x288 PAL

                            · 352x240 NTSC

                     4      small size

                            · 176x144 PAL

                            · 176x120 NTSC

                     Choose the quality of the JPEG compression (< 60 recommended for full size).

                     Specify TV teletext device (example: /dev/vbi0) (default: none).

                     Specify TV teletext display format (default: 0):

                     0      opaque

                     1      transparent

                     2      opaque with inverted colors

                     3      transparent with inverted colors

                     Specify initial TV teletext page number (default: 100).

                     Specify  default  teletext language code (default: 0), which will be used as
                     primary language until a  type  28  packet  is  received.  Useful  when  the
                     teletext  system  uses a non-latin character set, but language codes are not
                     transmitted via teletext type 28 packets for some reason. To see a  list  of
                     supported language codes set this option to -1.

              hidden_video_renderer (dshow only)
                     Terminate  stream  with  video  renderer  instead of Null renderer (default:
                     off). Will help if video freezes but audio does not.

                     NOTE: May not work with --vo=directx and --vf=crop combination.

              hidden_vp_renderer (dshow only)
                     Terminate VideoPort pin stream with video renderer instead  of  removing  it
                     from  the  graph (default: off). Useful if your card has a VideoPort pin and
                     video is choppy.

                     NOTE: May not work with --vo=directx and --vf=crop combination.

              system_clock (dshow only)
                     Use the system clock as sync source  instead  of  the  default  graph  clock
                     (usually the clock from one of the live sources in graph).

              normalize_audio_chunks (dshow only)
                     Create  audio  chunks  with  a  time length equal to video frame time length
                     (default: off). Some audio cards create audio chunks  about  0.5s  in  size,
                     resulting in choppy video when using immediatemode=0.

              Tune  the  TV  channel  scanner.  MPlayer will also print value for "-tv channels="
              option, including existing and just found channels.

              Available suboptions are:

                     Begin channel scanning immediately after startup (default: disabled).

                     Specify delay in seconds before switching to next  channel  (default:  0.5).
                     Lower values will cause faster scanning, but can detect inactive TV channels
                     as active.

                     Threshold value for the signal strength (in percent),  as  reported  by  the
                     device (default: 50). A signal strength higher than this value will indicate
                     that the currently scanning channel is active.

              Specify the path  to  the  unrar  executable  so  MPlayer  can  use  it  to  access
              rar-compressed  VOBsub  files  (default:  not set, so the feature is off). The path
              must include the executable's filename, i.e.  /usr/local/bin/unrar.  Not  supported
              on MingW.

              Look  for a file-specific configuration file in the same directory as the file that
              is being played.

              WARNING: May be dangerous if playing from untrusted media.

              Set the window title using the media filename, when not set with --title. Supported
              by X11-based video output drivers. See also --title.

              Used  with  some  network protocols.  Specify username for HTTP authentication. See
              also --passwd.

              Use <string> as user agent for HTTP streaming.

       -v     Increment verbosity level, one level for each -v found on the command line.

              Specify a priority list of video codecs to be used, according to their  codec  name
              in  codecs.conf.  Use a '-' before the codec name to omit it.  Use a '+' before the
              codec name to force it, this will likely crash! If the  list  has  a  trailing  ','
              MPlayer will fall back on codecs not contained in the list.

              NOTE: See --vc=help for a full list of available codecs.


                     Force Win32/VfW DivX codec, no fallback.

                     Skip Win32 DivX codecs.

                     Try VDPAU decoding of H.264 or VC-1, then anything else.

              Specify a list of video filters to apply to the video stream. See Video Filters for
              details and descriptions of the available filters.  The option  variants  --vf-add,
              --vf-pre,  --vf-del  and  --vf-clr exist to modify a previously specified list, but
              you shouldn't need these for typical use.

              Specify a priority list of video codec families to  be  used,  according  to  their
              names  in  codecs.conf. Falls back on the default codecs if none of the given codec
              families work.

              NOTE: See --vfm=help for a full list of available codec families.


                     Try the libavcodec, then Directshow,  then  VfW  codecs  and  fall  back  on
                     others, if they do not work.

                     Try XAnim codecs first.

              Select  video  channel  (MPG:  0-15, ASF: 0-255, MPEG-TS: 17-8190). When playing an
              MPEG-TS stream, MPlayer will use the first program (if  present)  with  the  chosen
              video stream.

              (DEBUG  CODE) Force audio parameters for the VIVO demuxer (for debugging purposes).
              FIXME: Document this.

       --vm   Try to change to a different video mode. Supported by the x11, xv, sdl and  directx
              video  output  drivers. If used with the directx video output driver the --screenw,
              --screenh, --bpp and --refreshrate options can be used to set the new display mode.

              Specify a priority list of video output drivers to be  used.  For  interactive  use
              you'd normally specify a single one to use, but in configuration files specifying a
              list of fallbacks may  make  sense.  See  Video  Output  Drivers  for  details  and
              descriptions of available drivers.

              Specify  a  VOBsub  file  to use for subtitles. Has to be the full pathname without
              extension, i.e. without the .idx, .ifo or .sub.

              Specify the VOBsub subtitle ID.

              Set the step size of mixer volume changes in percent of the whole  range  (default:

              Set  the  startup  volume  in  the mixer, either hardware or software (if used with
              --softvol). A value of -1 (the default)  will  not  change  the  volume.  See  also

              Enables VBI for the vesa, dfbmga and svga video output drivers.

              (X11,  OpenGL and DirectX only) This tells MPlayer to attach to an existing window.
              Useful to embed MPlayer in a browser (e.g. the  plugger  extension).  Earlier  this
              option always filled the given window completely, thus aspect scaling, panscan, etc
              were no longer handled by MPlayer but had to be managed  by  the  application  that
              created  the  window.  Now aspect is maintained by default.  If you don't want that
              use --no-keepaspect.

              Scale image to width <width> (if software/hardware scaling is available).  Disables
              aspect calculations.

              In  Xinerama  configurations  (i.e.  a  single  desktop  that spans across multiple
              displays) this option tells MPlayer which screen to display the movie on.  A  value
              of  -2  means  fullscreen  across  the whole virtual display (in this case Xinerama
              information is completely ignored), -1 means fullscreen on the display  the  window
              currently  is on. The initial position set via the --geometry option is relative to
              the  specified  screen.   Will  usually  only  work  with  --fstype=-fullscreen  or
              --fstype=none.  This option is not suitable to only set the startup screen (because
              it will always display on the given screen in fullscreen mode), --geometry  is  the
              best  that  is  available  for  that  purpose currently.  Supported by at least the
              direct3d, gl, x11, xv and corevideo video output drivers.

              Specify additional parameters when decoding with Xvid.

              NOTE: Since libavcodec is faster than Xvid you might want  to  use  the  libavcodec
              postprocessing filter (--vf=pp) and decoder (--vfm=ffmpeg) instead.

              Xvid's internal postprocessing filters:

              deblock-chroma (see also --vf=pp)
                     chroma deblock filter

              deblock-luma (see also --vf=pp)
                     luma deblock filter

              dering-luma (see also --vf=pp)
                     luma deringing filter

              dering-chroma (see also --vf=pp)
                     chroma deringing filter

              filmeffect (see also --vf=noise)
                     Adds  artificial  film  grain  to the video. May increase perceived quality,
                     while lowering true quality.

              rendering methods:

              dr2    Activate direct rendering method 2.

              nodr2  Deactivate direct rendering method 2.


                     Scale image by factor <value>.

                     Set width to value and calculate height to keep correct aspect ratio.

              Scale image  to  height  <height>  (if  software/hardware  scaling  is  available).
              Disables aspect calculations.

       --zoom Allow  software  scaling,  where  available.  This  will  allow scaling with output
              drivers (like x11) that do not support  hardware  scaling  where  MPlayer  disables
              scaling by default for performance reasons.


       Audio output drivers are interfaces to different audio output facilities. The syntax is:

              Specify a priority list of audio output drivers to be used.

       If  the  list  has  a  trailing ',' MPlayer will fall back on drivers not contained in the
       list. Suboptions are optional and can mostly be omitted.

       NOTE: See --ao=help for a list of compiled-in audio output drivers.


          · --ao=alsa,oss, Try the ALSA driver, then the OSS driver, then others.

          · --ao=alsa:noblock:device=hw=0.3 Sets noblock-mode and the device-name as first  card,
            fourth device.

       Available audio output drivers are:

       alsa   ALSA 0.9/1.x audio output driver

                     Sets noblock-mode.

                     Sets  the  device name. Replace any ',' with '.' and any ':' with '=' in the
                     ALSA device name. For hwac3 output via S/PDIF, use an  "iec958"  or  "spdif"
                     device, unless you really know how to set it correctly.

       oss    OSS audio output driver

                     Sets the audio output device (default: /dev/dsp).

                     Sets the audio mixer device (default: /dev/mixer).

                     Sets the audio mixer channel (default: pcm).

       sdl (SDL only)
              highly  platform  independent  SDL  (Simple Directmedia Layer) library audio output

                     Explicitly choose the SDL audio driver to use (default: let SDL choose).

       jack   audio output through JACK (Jack Audio Connection Kit)

                     Connects to the ports with the given name (default: physical ports).

                     Client name that is passed to JACK (default: MPlayer [<PID>]). Useful if you
                     want to have certain connections established automatically.

                     Estimate  the  audio  delay,  supposed  to  make the video playback smoother
                     (default: enabled).

                     Automatically start jackd if necessary (default: disabled). Note  that  this
                     seems unreliable and will spam stdout with server messages.

       coreaudio (Mac OS X only)
              native Mac OS X audio output driver

                     ID of output device to use (0 = default device)

              help   List all available output devices with their IDs.

       openal Experimental OpenAL audio output driver

       pulse  PulseAudio audio output driver

              [<host>][:<output sink>]
                     Specify  the  host and optionally output sink to use. An empty <host> string
                     uses a local connection, "localhost" uses network transfer (most likely  not
                     what you want).

              PortAudio  audio  output  driver. This works on all platforms, and has extensive MS
              Windows support.

              device Specify the subdevice to use. Giving help as device name lists  all  devices
                     found by PortAudio. Devices can be given as numeric values, starting from 1.

       dsound (Windows only)
              DirectX DirectSound audio output driver

                     Sets  the  device  number to use. Playing a file with -v will show a list of
                     available devices.

       v4l2 (requires Linux 2.6.22+ kernel)
              Audio output driver for V4L2 cards with hardware MPEG decoder.

       null   Produces no audio output but maintains video  playback  speed.  Use  --nosound  for

       pcm    raw PCM/wave file writer audio output

                     Include  or  do  not  include  the wave header (default: included). When not
                     included, raw PCM will be generated.

                     Write the sound to <filename>  instead  of  the  default  audiodump.wav.  If
                     nowaveheader is specified, the default is audiodump.pcm.

       rsound audio output to an RSound daemon

                     Set the address of the server (default: localhost).  Can be either a network
                     hostname for TCP connections or a Unix domain socket path starting with '/'.

                     Set the TCP port used for connecting to the server  (default:  12345).   Not
                     used if connecting to a Unix domain socket.


       Video output drivers are interfaces to different video output facilities. The syntax is:

              Specify a priority list of video output drivers to be used.

       If  the  list  has  a  trailing ',' MPlayer will fall back on drivers not contained in the
       list. Suboptions are optional and can mostly be omitted.

       NOTE: See --vo=help for a list of compiled-in video output drivers.


                 Try the gl driver, then the Xv driver, then others.

                 Uses the DirectX driver with acceleration features turned off.

       Available video output drivers are:

       xv (X11 only)
              Uses the XVideo extension to enable hardware accelerated playback. This is the most
              compatible  VO  on  X, but may be low quality, and has issues with OSD and subtitle
              display.  For information about what colorkey is used  and  how  it  is  drawn  run
              MPlayer  with  -v  option and look out for the lines tagged with [xv common] at the

                     Select a specific XVideo adaptor (check xvinfo results).

                     Select a specific XVideo port.

                     Select the source from which the colorkey is taken (default: cur).

                     cur    The default takes the colorkey currently set in Xv.

                     use    Use but do not set the colorkey  from  MPlayer  (use  the  --colorkey
                            option to change it).

                     set    Same as use but also sets the supplied colorkey.

                     Sets the colorkey drawing method (default: man).

                     man    Draw the colorkey manually (reduces flicker in some cases).

                     bg     Set the colorkey as window background.

                     auto   Let Xv draw the colorkey.

       x11 (X11 only)
              Shared memory video output driver without hardware acceleration that works whenever
              X11 is present.

       vdpau (X11 only)
              Uses the VDPAU interface to display and optionally  also  decode  video.   Hardware
              decoding   is  used  with  --vc=ffmpeg12vdpau,  --vc=ffwmv3vdpau,  --vc=ffvc1vdpau,
              --vc=ffh264vdpau or --vc=ffodivxvdpau.

                     For positive values, apply a sharpening algorithm to the video, for negative
                     values a blurring algorithm (default: 0).

                     Apply  a  noise  reduction  algorithm  to  the  video  (default: 0, no noise

                     Select deinterlacing mode (default: -3). Positive  values  choose  mode  and
                     enable   deinterlacing.   Corresponding  negative  values  select  the  same
                     deinterlacing mode, but do not enable deinterlacing on  startup  (useful  in
                     configuration  files  to  specify what mode will be enabled by the "D" key).
                     All modes respect --field-dominance.

                     0      same as -3

                     1      Show only first field, similar to --vf=field.

                     2      Bob deinterlacing, similar to --vf=tfields=1.

                     3      motion adaptive temporal deinterlacing. May lead to A/V  desync  with
                            slow video hardware and/or high resolution.

                     4      motion  adaptive  temporal  deinterlacing  with  edge-guided  spatial
                            interpolation. Needs fast video hardware.

                     Makes temporal deinterlacers operate both on luma and chroma (default).  Use
                     no-chroma-deint  to  solely  use  luma  and speed up advanced deinterlacing.
                     Useful with slow video memory.

              pullup Try to apply inverse telecine, needs motion adaptive temporal deinterlacing.


                     0      Use default VDPAU scaling (default).

                     1-9    Apply high quality VDPAU scaling (needs capable hardware).

                     Override autodetected display refresh rate value (the value  is  needed  for
                     framedrop  to  allow  video playback rates higher than display refresh rate,
                     and  for  vsync-aware  frame  timing  adjustments).  Default  0  means   use
                     autodetected  value. A positive value is interpreted as a refresh rate in Hz
                     and overrides the autodetected value. A negative value disables  all  timing
                     adjustment and framedrop logic.

                     NVIDIA's  current  VDPAU implementation behaves somewhat differently under a
                     compositing  window  manager  and  does  not  give  accurate  frame   timing
                     information.  With this option enabled, the player tries to detect whether a
                     compositing window manager  is  active.  If  one  is  detected,  the  player
                     disables  timing  adjustments  as  if the user had specified fps=-1 (as they
                     would be based on incorrect input).  This  means  timing  is  somewhat  less
                     accurate  than without compositing, but with the composited mode behavior of
                     the NVIDIA driver there is no hard playback speed  limit  even  without  the
                     disabled logic. Enabled by default, use no-composite-detect to disable.

              queuetime_windowed=<number> and queuetime_fs=<number>
                     Use  VDPAU's  presentation  queue  functionality to queue future video frame
                     changes at most this many milliseconds in advance (default: 50).  See  below
                     for additional information.

                     Allocate this many output surfaces to display video frames (default: 3). See
                     below for additional information.

              Using the VDPAU frame queueing functionality controlled by  the  queuetime  options
              makes  MPlayer's  frame  flip  timing  less sensitive to system CPU load and allows
              MPlayer to start decoding the next  frame(s)  slightly  earlier  which  can  reduce
              jitter  caused  by  individual  slow-to-decode  frames. However the NVIDIA graphics
              drivers can make other window behavior such as window  moves  choppy  if  VDPAU  is
              using  the  blit queue (mainly happens if you have the composite extension enabled)
              and this feature is active. If this happens on your system and it bothers you  then
              you  can  set the queuetime value to 0 to disable this feature. The settings to use
              in windowed and fullscreen mode are separate because there should be less reason to
              disable  this  for  fullscreen mode (as the driver issue shouldn't affect the video

              You can queue more  frames  ahead  by  increasing  the  queuetime  values  and  the
              output_surfaces count (to ensure enough surfaces to buffer video for a certain time
              ahead you need at least as many surfaces as the video has frames during that  time,
              plus  two).  This  could help make video smoother in some cases. The main downsides
              are increased video RAM requirements for the surfaces and laggier display  response
              to  user  commands  (display  changes  only  become visible some time after they're
              queued). The graphics driver implementation may also have limits on the  length  of
              maximum queuing time or number of queued surfaces that work well or at all.

       sdl (SDL only, buggy/outdated)
              Highly  platform  independent  SDL  (Simple Directmedia Layer) library video output
              driver. Since SDL uses its own X11 layer, MPlayer  X11  options  do  not  have  any
              effect on SDL. Note that it has several minor bugs (--vm/--no-vm is mostly ignored,
              --fs behaves like --no-vm should, window is in top-left corner when returning  from
              fullscreen, panscan is not supported, ...).

                     Explicitly choose the SDL driver to use.

                     Use XVideo through the sdl video output driver (default: forcexv).

                     Use hardware accelerated scaler (default: hwaccel).

       direct3d (Windows only) (BETA CODE!)
              Video output driver that uses the Direct3D interface (useful for Vista).

       directx (Windows only)
              Video output driver that uses the DirectX interface.

                     Turns  off  hardware  acceleration.  Try  this  option  if  you have display

       corevideo (Mac OS X 10.6 and later)
              Mac  OS  X  CoreVideo  video  output  driver.  Uses  the  CoreVideo  APIs  to  fill
              PixelBuffers  and  generate  OpenGL  textures  from  them (useful as a fallback for

       gl     OpenGL video output driver, simple version. Video size must  be  smaller  than  the
              maximum  texture size of your OpenGL implementation. Intended to work even with the
              most basic OpenGL implementations, but also makes use of  newer  extensions,  which
              allow  support  for  more  colorspaces  and direct rendering. For optimal speed try
              adding the options --dr=-noslices

              The code performs very few checks, so if a feature does not  work,  this  might  be
              because  it  is not supported by your card/OpenGL implementation even if you do not
              get any error message. Use glxinfo or a  similar  tool  to  display  the  supported
              OpenGL extensions.

                     ATI  drivers  may give a corrupted image when PBOs are used (when using --dr
                     or force-pbo). This option fixes this, at the expense of using  a  bit  more

                     Always  uses  PBOs to transfer textures even if this involves an extra copy.
                     Currently this gives a little extra speed with NVidia drivers and a lot more
                     speed  with  ATI drivers. May need --no-slices and the ati-hack suboption to
                     work correctly.

                     Changes the way the  OSD  behaves  when  the  size  of  the  window  changes
                     (default:  disabled).  When enabled behaves more like the other video output
                     drivers, which is better for fixed-size fonts. Disabled  looks  much  better
                     with  FreeType  fonts and uses the borders in fullscreen mode. Does not work
                     correctly with ass subtitles  (see  --ass),  you  can  instead  render  them
                     without OpenGL support via --vf=ass.

                     Color for OSD (default: 0x00ffffff, corresponds to non-transparent white).

                     Select  usage  of  rectangular  textures which saves video RAM, but often is
                     slower (default: 0).

                     0      Use power-of-two textures (default).

                     1      Use the GL_ARB_texture_rectangle extension.

                     2      Use the GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two extension. In some cases only
                            supported in software and thus very slow.

                     Minimum  interval  between  two  buffer  swaps,  counted in displayed frames
                     (default: 1). 1 is equivalent to  enabling  VSYNC,  0  to  disabling  VSYNC.
                     Values  below  0  will  leave  it  at  the  system  default. This limits the
                     framerate to (horizontal refresh rate /  n).  Requires  GLX_SGI_swap_control
                     support  to  work. With some (most/all?)  implementations this only works in
                     fullscreen mode.

              ycbcr  Use the GL_MESA_ycbcr_texture extension to convert YUV to RGB. In most cases
                     this is probably slower than doing software conversion to RGB.

                     Select  the  type  of  YUV  to RGB conversion. The default is auto-detection
                     deciding between values 0 and 2.

                     0      Use  software  conversion.  Compatible  with  all  OpenGL   versions.
                            Provides brightness, contrast and saturation control.

                     1      Same  as 2. This used to use nVidia-specific extensions, which didn't
                            provide any advantages over using fragment programs, except  possibly
                            on  very  ancient graphic cards. It produced a gray-ish output, which
                            is why it has been removed.

                     2      Use a fragment program. Needs the  GL_ARB_fragment_program  extension
                            and  at  least  three  texture  units. Provides brightness, contrast,
                            saturation and hue control.

                     3      Use  a  fragment  program  using  the  POW  instruction.  Needs   the
                            GL_ARB_fragment_program  extension  and at least three texture units.
                            Provides brightness, contrast, saturation,  hue  and  gamma  control.
                            Gamma can also be set independently for red, green and blue. Method 4
                            is usually faster.

                     4      Use  a  fragment  program   with   additional   lookup.   Needs   the
                            GL_ARB_fragment_program  extension  and  at least four texture units.
                            Provides brightness, contrast, saturation,  hue  and  gamma  control.
                            Gamma can also be set independently for red, green and blue.

                     5      Use  ATI-specific method (for older cards). This uses an ATI-specific
                            extension (GL_ATI_fragment_shader - not GL_ARB_fragment_shader!).  At
                            least  three  texture  units  are needed. Provides saturation and hue
                            control. This method is fast but inexact.

                     6      Use  a  3D  texture  to  do  conversion   via   lookup.   Needs   the
                            GL_ARB_fragment_program  extension  and  at least four texture units.
                            Extremely slow (software emulation) on some (all?) ATI cards since it
                            uses  a  texture  with  border pixels. Provides brightness, contrast,
                            saturation,  hue  and  gamma  control.  Gamma   can   also   be   set
                            independently  for  red,  green  and  blue. Speed depends more on GPU
                            memory bandwidth than other methods.

                     Select the scaling function to use for luminance scaling. Only valid for yuv
                     modes 2, 3, 4 and 6.

                     0      Use simple linear filtering (default).

                     1      Use bicubic B-spline filtering (better quality). Needs one additional
                            texture unit. Older cards will not be able to handle this for  chroma
                            at least in fullscreen mode.

                     2      Use  cubic  filtering  in  horizontal,  linear  filtering in vertical
                            direction. Works on a few more cards than method 1.

                     3      Same as 1 but does not use a lookup texture. Might be faster on  some

                     4      Use  experimental  unsharp  masking  with  3x3  support and a default
                            strength of 0.5 (see filter-strength).

                     5      Use experimental unsharp masking  with  5x5  support  and  a  default
                            strength of 0.5 (see filter-strength).

                     Select  the scaling function to use for chrominance scaling. For details see

                     Set the effect strength for the lscale/cscale filters that support it.

                     Set how much noise to add. 0 to disable (default), 1.0 for a level  suitable
                     for dithering to 6 bit.

                     Select  a method for stereo display. You may have to use --aspect to fix the
                     aspect value. Experimental, do not expect too much from it.

                     0      Normal 2D display

                     1      Convert side by side input to full-color red-cyan stereo.

                     2      Convert side by side input to full-color green-magenta stereo.

                     3      Convert side by side input to quadbuffered stereo. Only supported  by
                            very few OpenGL cards.

              The following options are only useful if writing your own fragment programs.

                     Load a custom fragment program from <filename>. See TOOLS/edgedect.fp for an

                     Load a custom "gamma ramp" texture from <filename>.  This  can  be  used  in
                     combination with yuv=4 or with the customprog option.

                     If  enabled  (default) use GL_LINEAR interpolation, otherwise use GL_NEAREST
                     for customtex texture.

                     If  enabled,  use  texture_rectangle  for  customtex  texture.  Default   is

                     If  enabled,  mipmaps for the video are automatically generated. This should
                     be useful together with the customprog and the TXB instruction to  implement
                     blur  filters  with  a large radius. For most OpenGL implementations this is
                     very slow for any non-RGB formats. Default is disabled.

              Normally there is no reason to use the following options,  they  mostly  exist  for
              testing purposes.

                     Call  glFinish()  before  swapping  buffers.  Slower  but in some cases more
                     correct output (default: disabled).

                     Enables support for more (RGB and BGR)  color  formats  (default:  enabled).
                     Needs OpenGL version >= 1.2.

                     Number  of  lines  copied  to texture in one piece (default: 0). 0 for whole

                     NOTE: If YUV colorspace is used (see yuv suboption), special rules apply: If
                     the  decoder  uses  slice  rendering  (see --no-slices), this setting has no
                     effect, the size of the slices as provided by the decoder is  used.  If  the
                     decoder does not use slice rendering, the default is 16.

                     Enable  or  disable support for OSD rendering via OpenGL (default: enabled).
                     This option is for testing; to disable the OSD use --osdlevel=0 instead.


                     auto   auto-select (default)

                     cocoa  Cocoa/OSX

                     win    Win32/WGL

                     x11    X11/GLX

       gl3    OpenGL video output driver, extended version. The  requires  an  OpenGL  3  capable
              graphics driver. (Note: this is only because of developer pedantry.  The dependency
              on actual OpenGL 3 features is rather low.)

              It supports extended scaling methods, dithering and color management.  It tries  to
              use sane defaults for good quality output.

              Note  that  some  cheaper  LCDs  do dithering that gravely interferes with vo_gl3's
              dithering. Disabling dithering with dither-depth=-1 helps.

              Sometimes you can achieve better quality or performance by changing the  fbo-format
              sub-option  to  rgb16f,  rgb32f  or  rgb.  (Known  problems  include Mesa/Intel not
              accepting rgb16, Mesa sometimes not being compiled with float texture support,  and
              some OSX setups being very slow with rgb16, but fast with rgb32f.)


                     Set the scaling filter. Possible choices:
                            bilinear  bicubic_fast  sharpen3  sharpen5  hanning  hamming  hermite
                            quadric  bicubic  kaiser  catmull_rom  mitchell   spline16   spline36
                            gaussian  sinc2  sinc3  sinc4  lanczos2  lanczos3  lanczos4 blackman2
                            blackman3 blackman4

                            Bilinear hardware texture filtering (fastest, mid-quality).

                            Lanczos scaling with radius=2. Provides a  good  quality  and  speed.
                            This is the default.

                            Lanczos with radius=3.

                            Bicubic  filter.  Has  a  blurring  effect  on  the image, even if no
                            scaling is done.

                            Unsharp masking (sharpening) with radius=3 and a default strength  of
                            0.5 (see lparam1).

                            Unsharp  masking (sharpening) with radius=5 and a default strength of
                            0.5 (see lparam1).

                            Mitchell-Netravali. The b and c parameters can be  set  with  lparam1
                            and lparam2. Both are set to 1/3 by default.

                     Set filter parameters. Ignored if the filter is not tunable. These are unset
                     by default, and use the filter specific default if applicable.

                     See lparam1.

                     Select a method for stereo display. You may have to use --aspect to fix  the
                     aspect value. Experimental, do not expect too much from it.

                     0      Normal 2D display

                     1      Convert side by side input to full-color red-cyan stereo.

                     2      Convert side by side input to full-color green-magenta stereo.

                     3      Convert  side by side input to quadbuffered stereo. Only supported by
                            very few OpenGL cards.

              srgb   Enable gamma-correct scaling by working in linear light. This makes  use  of
                     sRGB  textures  and framebuffers.  This option forces the options 'indirect'
                     and 'gamma'.  NOTE: for YUV colorspaces, gamma 2.2 is assumed. RGB input  is
                     always  assumed  to  be  in  sRGB.   This  option  is  not really useful, as
                     gamma-correct  scaling  does  not  have  much  influence  on  typical  video

              pbo    Enable  use  of PBOs. This is faster, but can sometimes lead to sporadic and
                     temporary image corruption.

                     Positive non-zero values select the target bit depth. Default: 0.

                     -1     Disable any dithering done by mplayer.

                     0      Automatic selection. If output bit depth can't be  detected,  8  bits
                            per component are assumed.

                     8      Dither to 8 bit output.

                     Note that dithering will always be disabled if the bit depth of the video is
                     lower or equal  to  the  detected  dither-depth.   If  color  management  is
                     enabled,  input depth is assumed to be 16 bits, because the 3D LUT output is
                     16 bit wide.

                     Note that the depth of  the  connected  video  display  device  can  not  be
                     detected.  Often, LCD panels will do dithering on their own, which conflicts
                     with vo_gl3's dithering, and leads to ugly output.

              debug  Check for OpenGL errors, i.e. call glGetError(). Also request a debug OpenGL
                     context  (which  does  nothing  with  current  graphics  drivers  as of this

                     Interval in displayed frames between two buffer swaps.  1 is  equivalent  to
                     enable VSYNC, 0 to disable VSYNC.

                     When  using a separable scale filter for luma, usually two filter passes are
                     done. This is often faster. However, it forces conversion to RGB in an extra
                     pass, so it can actually be slower if used with fast filters on small screen
                     resolutions. Using this options will  make  rendering  a  single  operation.
                     Note that chroma scalers are always done as 1-pass filters.

                     As  lscale but for chroma (2x slower with little visible effect).  Note that
                     with some scaling filters, upscaling is always done in RGB. If chroma is not
                     subsampled,  this  option  is  ignored, and the luma scaler is used instead.
                     Setting this option is often useless.

                     When using convolution based filters, don't  extend  the  filter  size  when
                     downscaling. Trades downscaling performance for reduced quality.

                     Force  use of power-of-2 texture sizes. For debugging only.  Borders will be
                     distorted due to filtering.

                     Call glFinish() before swapping buffers


                     auto   auto-select (default)

                     cocoa  Cocoa/OSX

                     win    Win32/WGL

                     x11    X11/GLX

                     Do YUV conversion and scaling as separate passes. This will first render the
                     video  into  a  video-sized  RGB texture, and draw the result on screen. The
                     luma scaler is used to scale the RGB image when  rendering  to  screen.  The
                     chroma  scaler  is  used  only on YUV conversion, and only if the video uses
                     chroma-subsampling.  This mechanism is disabled on  RGB  input.   Specifying
                     this option directly is generally useful for debugging only.

                     Selects  the  internal  format of any FBO textures used.  fmt can be one of:
                     rgb, rgba, rgb8, rgb16, rgb16f, rgb32f Default: rgb16.

              gamma  Always enable gamma control. (Disables delayed enabling.)

                     Create a legacy GL context. This will randomly  malfunction  if  the  proper
                     extensions are not supported.

                     Load  an  ICC  profile  and use it to transform linear RGB to screen output.
                     Needs LittleCMS2 support compiled in.

                     Store and load the 3D LUT created from the ICC profile in  this  file.  This
                     can be used to speed up loading, since LittleCMS2 can take a while to create
                     the 3D LUT.  Note that this file contains  an  uncompressed  LUT.  Its  size
                     depends on the 3dlut-size, and can be very big.


                     0      perceptual

                     1      relative colorimetric

                     2      saturation

                     3      absolute colorimetric (default)

                     Size of the 3D LUT generated from the ICC profile in each dimension. Default
                     is 128x256x64.  Sizes must be a power of two, and 256 at most.

       null   Produces no video output. Useful for benchmarking.

       caca   Color ASCII art video output driver that works on a text console.

              Play video using the DirectFB library.

                     Use the DirectFB instead of the MPlayer keyboard code (default: enabled).

                     Double and triple buffering give best results if you want to  avoid  tearing
                     issues.  Triple buffering is more efficient than double buffering as it does
                     not block MPlayer while waiting for the vertical retrace.  Single  buffering
                     should be avoided (default: single).

                     Control  the  output order for interlaced frames (default: disabled).  Valid
                     values are top = top fields first,  bottom  =  bottom  fields  first.   This
                     option  does not have any effect on progressive film material like most MPEG
                     movies are. You need to enable this option if you  have  tearing  issues  or
                     unsmooth motions watching interlaced film material.

                     Will force layer with ID N for playback (default: -1 - auto).

                     Specify a parameter list for DirectFB.

       v4l2 (requires Linux 2.6.22+ kernel)
              Video  output  driver for V4L2 compliant cards with built-in hardware MPEG decoder.
              See also the lavc video filter.

                     Explicitly  choose  the  MPEG  decoder  device   name   to   use   (default:

                     Explicitly choose the TV-out output to be used for the video signal.

       md5sum Calculate  MD5 sums of each frame and write them to a file. Supports RGB24 and YV12
              colorspaces. Useful for debugging.

                     Specify the output filename (default: ./md5sums).

              Transforms the video stream into a sequence of uncompressed YUV  4:2:0  images  and
              stores  it  in  a  file  (default: ./stream.yuv). The format is the same as the one
              employed by mjpegtools, so this is useful if you want to process the video with the
              mjpegtools  suite. It supports the YV12 format. If your source file has a different
              format and is interlaced, make sure to use --vf=scale=::1 to ensure the  conversion
              uses  interlaced mode. You can combine it with the --fixed-vo option to concatenate
              files with the same dimensions and fps value.

                     Write the output as interlaced frames, top field first.

                     Write the output as interlaced frames, bottom field first.

                     Write the output to <filename> instead of the default stream.yuv.

              NOTE: If you do not specify  any  option  the  output  is  progressive  (i.e.   not

       gif89a Output  each  frame  into  a  single animated GIF file in the current directory. It
              supports only RGB format with 24 bpp and the output is converted to 256 colors.

              <fps>  Float value to specify framerate (default: 5.0).

                     Specify the output filename (default: ./out.gif).

              NOTE: You must specify the framerate before the filename or the framerate  will  be
              part of the filename.

              EXAMPLE: mplayer video.nut --vo=gif89a:fps=15:output=test.gif

       jpeg   Output  each  frame  into a JPEG file in the current directory. Each file takes the
              frame number padded with leading zeros as name.

                     Specify standard or progressive JPEG (default: noprogressive).

                     Specify use of baseline or not (default: baseline).

                     optimization factor (default: 100)

                     smooth factor (default: 0)

                     quality factor (default: 75)

                     Specify the directory to save the JPEG files to (default: ./).

                     Create numbered subdirectories with the specified prefix to save  the  files
                     in instead of the current directory.

              maxfiles=<value> (subdirs only)
                     Maximum  number  of  files to be saved per subdirectory. Must be equal to or
                     larger than 1 (default: 1000).

       pnm    Output each frame into a PNM file in the current directory.  Each  file  takes  the
              frame  number  padded  with  leading zeros as name. It supports PPM, PGM and PGMYUV
              files in both raw and ASCII mode. See also pnm(5), ppm(5) and pgm(5).

              ppm    Write PPM files (default).

              pgm    Write PGM files.

              pgmyuv Write PGMYUV files. PGMYUV is like PGM, but it also contains  the  U  and  V
                     plane, appended at the bottom of the picture.

              raw    Write PNM files in raw mode (default).

              ascii  Write PNM files in ASCII mode.

                     Specify the directory to save the PNM files to (default: ./).

                     Create  numbered  subdirectories with the specified prefix to save the files
                     in instead of the current directory.

              maxfiles=<value> (subdirs only)
                     Maximum number of files to be saved per subdirectory. Must be  equal  to  or
                     larger than 1 (default: 1000).

       png    Output  each  frame  into  a PNG file in the current directory. Each file takes the
              frame number padded with leading zeros as name.  24bpp  RGB  and  BGR  formats  are

                     Specifies  the  compression  level.  0  is  no  compression,  9  is  maximum

              alpha  Create PNG files with an alpha channel. Note that MPlayer  in  general  does
                     not support alpha, so this will only be useful in some rare cases.

       tga    Output  each  frame into a Targa file in the current directory. Each file takes the
              frame number padded with leading zeros as name. The purpose of  this  video  output
              driver  is  to  have  a  simple  lossless  image writer to use without any external
              library. It supports the BGR[A] color format, with 15, 24 and 32 bpp. You can force
              a particular format with the format video filter.

              EXAMPLE: mplayer video.nut --vf=format=bgr15 --vo=tga

       sharedbuffer (Mac OS X 10.6 and later)
              Mac OS X headless video output designed to interact with GUIs. It copies image data
              to a shared buffer so that the data can be read from a GUI and rendered.

              It uses the same protocol as MPlayer's -vo corevideo:shared_buffer

                     Name of the shared buffer created with shm_open() as well as the name of the
                     NSConnection mplayer2 will try to open (default: mplayerosx).


       Audio filters allow you to modify the audio stream and its properties. The syntax is:

              Setup a chain of audio filters.

       NOTE: To get a full list of available audio filters, see --af=help.

       Audio filters are managed in lists. There are a few commands to manage the filter list.

              Appends the filters given as arguments to the filter list.

              Prepends the filters given as arguments to the filter list.

              Deletes  the  filters  at  the  given  indexes.  Index numbers start at 0, negative
              numbers address the end of the list (-1 is the last).

              Completely empties the filter list.

       Available filters are:

              Changes the sample rate of the audio stream. Can  be  used  if  you  have  a  fixed
              frequency  sound  card  or  if  you  are  stuck with an old sound card that is only
              capable of max 44.1kHz. This filter is automatically enabled if necessary. It  only
              supports 16-bit integer and float in native-endian format as input.

                     output sample frequency in Hz. The valid range for this parameter is 8000 to
                     192000. If the input and output sample frequency are the  same  or  if  this
                     parameter  is  omitted  the filter is automatically unloaded.  A high sample
                     frequency normally improves the  audio  quality,  especially  when  used  in
                     combination with other filters.

                     Allow  (1)  or disallow (0) the output frequency to differ slightly from the
                     frequency given by <srate> (default: 1). Can be used if the startup  of  the
                     playback is extremely slow.

              <type> Select which resampling method to use.

                     0      linear interpolation (fast, poor quality especially when upsampling)

                     1      polyphase filterbank and integer processing

                     2      polyphase  filterbank  and  floating  point  processing  (slow,  best


              mplayer --af=resample=44100:0:0
                     would set the output frequency of the resample filter to 44100Hz using exact
                     output frequency scaling and linear interpolation.

              Changes  the  sample rate of the audio stream to an integer <srate> in Hz.  It only
              supports the 16-bit native-endian format.

                     the output sample rate

                     length of the filter with respect to the lower sampling rate (default: 16)

                     if 1 then filters will be linearly interpolated between polyphase entries

                     log2 of the number of polyphase entries (..., 10->1024, 11->2048,  12->4096,
                     ...) (default: 10->1024)

                     cutoff frequency (0.0-1.0), default set depending upon filter length

              Encode  multi-channel  audio  to  AC-3 at runtime using libavcodec. Supports 16-bit
              native-endian input format, maximum 6  channels.  The  output  is  big-endian  when
              outputting  a  raw AC-3 stream, native-endian when outputting to S/PDIF. The output
              sample rate of this filter is same with the input sample rate.  When  input  sample
              rate  is  48kHz,  44.1kHz,  or  32kHz,  this  filter  directly  use it. Otherwise a
              resampling filter is auto-inserted before this filter to make the input and  output
              sample  rate  be 48kHz. You need to specify --channels=N to make the decoder decode
              audio into N-channel, then the filter can encode the N-channel input to AC-3.

                     Output raw AC-3 stream if zero or not set, output to S/PDIF for  passthrough
                     when <tospdif> is set non-zero.

                     The bitrate to encode the AC-3 stream. Set it to either 384 or 384000 to get

                     Valid values: 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320,
                     384, 448, 512, 576, 640.

                     Default bitrate is based on the input channel number:

                     1ch    96

                     2ch    192

                     3ch    224

                     4ch    384

                     5ch    448

                     6ch    448

                     If  the  input  channel number is less than <minchn>, the filter will detach
                     itself (default: 5).

              Produces a sine sweep.

                     Sine function delta, use very low values to hear the sweep.

              Remove a sine at the specified frequency. Useful to get rid of the 50/60Hz noise on
              low quality audio equipment. It probably only works on mono input.

              <freq> The frequency of the sine which should be removed (in Hz) (default: 50)

                     Controls  the  adaptivity  (a  larger  value  will  make the filter adapt to
                     amplitude  and  phase  changes  quicker,  a  smaller  value  will  make  the
                     adaptation slower) (default: 0.0001). Reasonable values are around 0.001.

              Bauer stereophonic to binaural transformation using libbs2b. Improves the headphone
              listening experience by  making  the  sound  similar  to  that  from  loudspeakers,
              allowing  each  ear  to  hear  both  channels  and taking into account the distance
              difference and the head shadowing effect. It is applicable only to 2 channel audio.

                     Set cut frequency in Hz.

                     Set feed level for low frequencies in 0.1*dB.

                     Several profiles are available for convenience:

                            will be used if nothing else was specified (fcut=700, feed=45)

                     cmoy   Chu Moy circuit implementation (fcut=700, feed=60)

                     jmeier Jan Meier circuit implementation (fcut=650, feed=95)

              If fcut or feed options are specified together with a profile, they will be applied
              on top of the selected profile.

              Head-related transfer function: Converts multichannel audio to 2 channel output for
              headphones, preserving the spatiality of the sound.

                                   │Flag │ Meaning                          │
                                   │m    │ matrix  decoding  of  the   rear │
                                   │     │ channel                          │
                                   │s    │ 2-channel matrix decoding        │
                                   │0    │ no matrix decoding (default)     │

              10  octave band graphic equalizer, implemented using 10 IIR band pass filters. This
              means that it works regardless of what type of audio  is  being  played  back.  The
              center frequencies for the 10 bands are:

                                              │No. │ frequency  │
                                              │0   │ 31.25  Hz  │
                                              │1   │ 62.50  Hz  │
                                              │2   │ 125.00  Hz │
                                              │3   │ 250.00  Hz │
                                              │4   │ 500.00  Hz │
                                              │5   │ 1.00 kHz   │
                                              │6   │ 2.00 kHz   │
                                              │7   │ 4.00 kHz   │
                                              │8   │ 8.00 kHz   │
                                              │9   │ 16.00 kHz  │

              If the sample rate of the sound being played is lower than the center frequency for
              a frequency band, then that band will be disabled. A known bug with this filter  is
              that the characteristics for the uppermost band are not completely symmetric if the
              sample rate is close to the center frequency of that  band.  This  problem  can  be
              worked  around  by upsampling the sound using the resample filter before it reaches
              this filter.

                     floating point numbers representing the gain in dB for each  frequency  band


              mplayer --af=equalizer=11:11:10:5:0:-12:0:5:12:12 media.avi
                     Would  amplify  the  sound  in  the  upper  and lower frequency region while
                     canceling it almost completely around 1kHz.

              Can be used for adding, removing, routing and copying audio channels. If only <nch>
              is  given the default routing is used, it works as follows: If the number of output
              channels is bigger than the number of input channels empty  channels  are  inserted
              (except  mixing  from  mono to stereo, then the mono channel is repeated in both of
              the output channels). If the number of output channels is smaller than  the  number
              of input channels the exceeding channels are truncated.

              <nch>  number of output channels (1-8)

              <nr>   number of routes (1-8)

                     Pairs of numbers between 0 and 7 that define where to route each channel.


              mplayer --af=channels=4:4:0:1:1:0:2:2:3:3 media.avi
                     Would  change  the  number  of  channels  to 4 and set up 4 routes that swap
                     channel 0 and channel 1 and leave channel 2 and 3 intact.  Observe  that  if
                     media  containing  two  channels  was  played  back,  channels 2 and 3 would
                     contain silence but 0 and 1 would still be swapped.

              mplayer --af=channels=6:4:0:0:0:1:0:2:0:3 media.avi
                     Would change the number of channels to 6 and  set  up  4  routes  that  copy
                     channel 0 to channels 0 to 3. Channel 4 and 5 will contain silence.

              Convert  between different sample formats. Automatically enabled when needed by the
              sound card or another filter. See also --format.

                     Sets the desired format. The general form is 'sbe', where  's'  denotes  the
                     sign  (either 's' for signed or 'u' for unsigned), 'b' denotes the number of
                     bits per sample (16, 24 or 32) and 'e' denotes the  endianness  ('le'  means
                     little-endian,  'be'  big-endian  and  'ne'  the  endianness of the computer
                     MPlayer is running on). Valid values (amongst others) are: 's16le',  'u32be'
                     and  'u24ne'. Exceptions to this rule that are also valid format specifiers:
                     u8, s8, floatle, floatbe, floatne, mulaw, alaw, mpeg2, ac3 and imaadpcm.

              Implements software volume control. Use this  filter  with  caution  since  it  can
              reduce  the signal to noise ratio of the sound. In most cases it is best to set the
              level for the PCM sound to max, leave this filter out and control the output  level
              to  your  speakers  with the master volume control of the mixer. In case your sound
              card has a digital PCM mixer instead of an analog one, and you hear distortion, use
              the  MASTER  mixer  instead.  If  there  is  an external amplifier connected to the
              computer (this is almost always the case), the noise  level  can  be  minimized  by
              adjusting  the  master level and the volume knob on the amplifier until the hissing
              noise in the background is gone.

              This filter has a second feature: It measures the overall maximum sound  level  and
              prints  out  that  level when MPlayer exits. This feature currently only works with
              floating-point data, use e.g. --af-adv=force=5, or use --af=stats.

              NOTE: This filter is not reentrant and can therefore only be enabled once for every
              audio stream.

              <v>    Sets  the  desired  gain in dB for all channels in the stream from -200dB to
                     +60dB, where -200dB mutes the sound completely and +60dB equals  a  gain  of
                     1000 (default: 0).

              <sc>   Turns soft clipping on (1) or off (0). Soft-clipping can make the sound more
                     smooth if very high volume levels  are  used.  Enable  this  option  if  the
                     dynamic range of the loudspeakers is very low.

                     WARNING:  This  feature  creates  distortion and should be considered a last


              mplayer --af=volume=10.1:0 media.avi
                     Would amplify the sound by 10.1dB and hard-clip if the sound  level  is  too

              Mixes  channels arbitrarily. Basically a combination of the volume and the channels
              filter that can be used to down-mix many channels to only a  few,  e.g.  stereo  to
              mono  or  vary  the  "width" of the center speaker in a surround sound system. This
              filter is hard to use, and will require some tinkering before the desired result is
              obtained.  The  number  of  options for this filter depends on the number of output
              channels. An example how to downmix a six-channel file to two  channels  with  this
              filter can be found in the examples section near the end.

              <n>    number of output channels (1-8)

              <Lij>  How  much  of  input  channel  i is mixed into output channel j (0-1). So in
                     principle you first have n numbers saying what to do with  the  first  input
                     channel,  then n numbers that act on the second input channel etc. If you do
                     not specify any numbers for some input channels, 0 is assumed.


              mplayer --af=pan=1:0.5:0.5 media.avi
                     Would down-mix from stereo to mono.

              mplayer --af=pan=3:1:0:0.5:0:1:0.5 media.avi
                     Would give 3 channel output  leaving  channels  0  and  1  intact,  and  mix
                     channels  0  and 1 into output channel 2 (which could be sent to a subwoofer
                     for example).

              Adds a subwoofer channel to the audio stream. The audio data used for creating  the
              subwoofer  channel  is  an  average  of  the  sound in channel 0 and channel 1. The
              resulting sound is then low-pass filtered by a 4th order Butterworth filter with  a
              default  cutoff  frequency  of  60Hz  and  added to a separate channel in the audio

              Warning: Disable this filter when you are  playing  DVDs  with  Dolby  Digital  5.1
              sound, otherwise this filter will disrupt the sound to the subwoofer.

              <fc>   cutoff  frequency  in  Hz  for the low-pass filter (20Hz to 300Hz) (default:
                     60Hz) For the best result  try  setting  the  cutoff  frequency  as  low  as
                     possible. This will improve the stereo or surround sound experience.

              <ch>   Determines  the  channel  number  in  which to insert the sub-channel audio.
                     Channel number can be between 0 and 7 (default: 5). Observe that the  number
                     of channels will automatically be increased to <ch> if necessary.


              mplayer --af=sub=100:4 --channels=5 media.avi
                     Would  add  a  sub-woofer channel with a cutoff frequency of 100Hz to output
                     channel 4.

       center Creates a center channel from the front channels. May currently be low  quality  as
              it  does  not  implement a high-pass filter for proper extraction yet, but averages
              and halves the channels instead.

              <ch>   Determines the channel  number  in  which  to  insert  the  center  channel.
                     Channel  number can be between 0 and 7 (default: 5). Observe that the number
                     of channels will automatically be increased to <ch> if necessary.

              Decoder for matrix encoded surround sound like Dolby Surround. Many  files  with  2
              channel  audio  actually  contain  matrixed  surround  sound. Requires a sound card
              supporting at least 4 channels.

                     delay time in ms for the rear speakers (0 to 1000) (default: 20) This  delay
                     should  be set as follows: If d1 is the distance from the listening position
                     to the front speakers and d2 is the distance from the listening position  to
                     the  rear  speakers, then the delay should be set to 15ms if d1 <= d2 and to
                     15 + 5*(d1-d2) if d1 > d2.


              mplayer --af=surround=15 --channels=4 media.avi
                     Would add surround sound decoding with 15ms delay for the sound to the  rear

              Delays  the  sound  to  the  loudspeakers  such  that  the sound from the different
              channels arrives at the listening position simultaneously. It is only useful if you
              have more than 2 loudspeakers.

                     The  delay  in  ms  that  should  be imposed on each channel (floating point
                     number between 0 and 1000).

              To calculate the required delay for the different channels do as follows:

              1. Measure the distance to the loudspeakers in meters in relation to your listening
                 position,  giving  you  the  distances  s1 to s5 (for a 5.1 system). There is no
                 point in compensating for the  subwoofer  (you  will  not  hear  the  difference

              2. Subtract the distances s1 to s5 from the maximum distance, i.e.  s[i] = max(s) -
                 s[i]; i = 1...5.

              3. Calculate the required delays in ms as d[i] = 1000*s[i]/342; i = 1...5.


              mplayer --af=delay=10.5:10.5:0:0:7:0 media.avi
                     Would delay front left and right by 10.5ms, the two rear  channels  and  the
                     sub by 0ms and the center channel by 7ms.

              Exports  the  incoming  signal  to  other  processes using memory mapping (mmap()).
              Memory mapped areas contain a header:
              int nch                      /* number of channels */
              int size                     /* buffer size */
              unsigned long long counter   /* Used to keep sync, updated every time new data is exported. */

              The rest is payload (non-interleaved) 16 bit data.

                     file to map data to (default: ~/.mplayer/mplayer-af_export)

                     number of samples per channel (default: 512)


              mplayer --af=export=/tmp/mplayer-af_export:1024 media.avi
                     Would export 1024 samples per channel to /tmp/mplayer-af_export.

              (Linearly) increases the difference between left and right channels which adds some
              sort of "live" effect to playback.

              <mul>  Sets  the  difference  coefficient  (default:  2.5).  0.0  means  mono sound
                     (average of both channels), with 1.0 sound will be unchanged, with -1.0 left
                     and right channels will be swapped.

              Maximizes the volume without distorting the sound.

                     Sets the used method.

                     1      Use  a  single  sample  to  smooth  the  variations  via the standard
                            weighted mean over past samples (default).

                     2      Use several  samples  to  smooth  the  variations  via  the  standard
                            weighted mean over past samples.

                     Sets  the  target amplitude as a fraction of the maximum for the sample type
                     (default: 0.25).

              Load a LADSPA (Linux Audio Developer's Simple Plugin API) plugin.  This  filter  is
              reentrant, so multiple LADSPA plugins can be used at once.

              <file> Specifies the LADSPA plugin library file. If LADSPA_PATH is set, it searches
                     for the specified file. If it is not set, you must supply a fully  specified

                     Specifies  the  filter  within  the library. Some libraries contain only one
                     filter, but others contain many of them. Entering 'help' here, will list all
                     available  filters within the specified library, which eliminates the use of
                     'listplugins' from the LADSPA SDK.

                     Controls are zero or more floating point values that determine the  behavior
                     of  the  loaded  plugin  (for example delay, threshold or gain).  In verbose
                     mode (add -v to the MPlayer command line), all available controls and  their
                     valid  ranges  are  printed. This eliminates the use of 'analyseplugin' from
                     the LADSPA SDK.

       comp   Compressor/expander filter usable for microphone input. Prevents artifacts on  very
              loud  sound and raises the volume on very low sound. This filter is untested, maybe
              even unusable.

       gate   Noise gate filter similar to the comp audio filter. This filter is untested,  maybe
              even unusable.

              Simple voice removal filter exploiting the fact that voice is usually recorded with
              mono gear and later 'center' mixed onto the final audio stream.  Beware  that  this
              filter  will  turn  your  signal into mono. Works well for 2 channel tracks; do not
              bother trying it on anything but 2 channel stereo.

              Scales audio tempo without altering pitch,  optionally  synced  to  playback  speed

              This  works  by  playing  'stride'  ms  of  audio  at  normal  speed then consuming
              'stride*scale' ms of input audio.  It  pieces  the  strides  together  by  blending
              'overlap'%  of  stride  with  audio  following  the  previous stride. It optionally
              performs a short statistical analysis on the next 'search' ms of audio to determine
              the best overlap position.

                     Nominal  amount  to  scale  tempo.  Scales this amount in addition to speed.
                     (default: 1.0)

                     Length in milliseconds to output each stride. Too high of value  will  cause
                     noticable skips at high scale amounts and an echo at low scale amounts. Very
                     low values will alter pitch. Increasing improves performance. (default: 60)

                     Percentage of stride to overlap. Decreasing improves performance.  (default:

                     Length  in  milliseconds  to  search  for  best overlap position. Decreasing
                     improves performance greatly. On slow systems, you will probably want to set
                     this very low. (default: 14)

                     Set response to speed change.

                     tempo  Scale tempo in sync with speed (default).

                     pitch  Reverses  effect of filter. Scales pitch without altering tempo.  Add
                            [ speed_mult 0.9438743126816935 and ] speed_mult 1.059463094352953 to
                            your input.conf to step by musical semi-tones.

                            WARNING: Loses sync with video.

                     both   Scale both tempo and pitch.

                     none   Ignore speed changes.


              mplayer --af=scaletempo --speed=1.2 media.ogg
                     Would  playback  media  at  1.2x  normal  speed, with audio at normal pitch.
                     Changing playback speed, would change audio tempo to match.

              mplayer --af=scaletempo=scale=1.2:speed=none --speed=1.2 media.ogg
                     Would playback media at 1.2x normal speed, with audio at normal  pitch,  but
                     changing playback speed has no effect on audio tempo.

              mplayer --af=scaletempo=stride=30:overlap=.50:search=10 media.ogg
                     Would tweak the quality and performace parameters.

              mplayer --af=format=floatne,scaletempo media.ogg
                     Would make scaletempo use float code. Maybe faster on some platforms.

              mplayer --af=scaletempo=scale=1.2:speed=pitch audio.ogg
                     Would  playback audio file at 1.2x normal speed, with audio at normal pitch.
                     Changing playback speed, would change pitch, leaving audio tempo at 1.2x.

       stats  Collects and prints statistics about the audio stream, especially the volume. These
              statistics  are  especially  intended  to  help adjusting the volume while avoiding
              clipping. The volumes are printed in  dB  and  compatible  with  the  volume  audio


       Video filters allow you to modify the video stream and its properties. The syntax is:

              Setup a chain of video filters.

       Many  parameters  are  optional  and set to default values if omitted. To explicitly use a
       default value set a parameter to '-1'. Parameters w:h means width x height in pixels,  x:y
       means x;y position counted from the upper left corner of the bigger image.

       NOTE: To get a full list of available video filters, see --vf=help.

       Video filters are managed in lists. There are a few commands to manage the filter list.

              Appends the filters given as arguments to the filter list.

              Prepends the filters given as arguments to the filter list.

              Deletes  the  filters  at  the  given  indexes.  Index numbers start at 0, negative
              numbers address the end of the list (-1 is the last).

              Completely empties the filter list.

       With filters that support it, you can access parameters by their name.

              Prints the parameter names and parameter value ranges for a particular filter.

              Sets a named parameter to the given value. Use on and off or yes and no to set flag

       Available filters are:

              Crops  the  given  part  of the image and discards the rest. Useful to remove black
              bands from widescreen movies.

                     Cropped width and height, defaults to original width and height.

                     Position of the cropped picture, defaults to center.

              Calculates necessary cropping parameters and prints the recommended  parameters  to

                     Threshold,  which can be optionally specified from nothing (0) to everything
                     (255) (default: 24).

                     Value which the width/height should  be  divisible  by  (default:  16).  The
                     offset is automatically adjusted to center the video. Use 2 to get only even
                     dimensions (needed for 4:2:2 video). 16 is best when encoding to most  video

                     Counter  that  determines  after  how  many frames cropdetect will reset the
                     previously detected largest video area and start over to detect the  current
                     optimal  crop  area  (default:  0).  This  can  be useful when channel logos
                     distort the video area. 0 indicates never reset and return the largest  area
                     encountered during playback.

              Draws  a  rectangle  of the requested width and height at the specified coordinates
              over the image and prints current rectangle parameters to the console. This can  be
              used  to  find  optimal  cropping  parameters. If you bind the input.conf directive
              'change_rectangle' to keystrokes, you can move and resize the rectangle on the fly.

                     width and height (default: -1, maximum possible width where  boundaries  are
                     still visible.)

                     top left corner position (default: -1, uppermost leftmost)

              Expands  (not  scales)  movie resolution to the given value and places the unscaled
              original at coordinates x,  y.  Can  be  used  for  placing  subtitles/OSD  in  the
              resulting black bands.

                     Expanded  width,height (default: original width,height). Negative values for
                     w and h are treated as offsets to the original size.


                            Adds a 50 pixel border to the bottom of the picture.

                     position of original image on the expanded image (default: center)

              <osd>  OSD/subtitle rendering

                     0      disable (default)

                     1      enable

                     Expands to fit an aspect instead of a resolution (default: 0).


                            Expands to 800x600, unless the source is higher resolution, in  which
                            case it expands to fill a 4/3 aspect.

                     Rounds up to make both width and height divisible by <r> (default: 1).

       flip   Flips the image upside down. See also --flip.

       mirror Mirrors the image on the Y axis.

              Rotates  the  image  by  90 degrees and optionally flips it. For values between 4-7
              rotation is only done if the movie geometry is portrait and not landscape.

              0      Rotate by 90 degrees clockwise and flip (default).

              1      Rotate by 90 degrees clockwise.

              2      Rotate by 90 degrees counterclockwise.

              3      Rotate by 90 degrees counterclockwise and flip.

              Scales the  image  with  the  software  scaler  (slow)  and  performs  a  YUV<->RGB
              colorspace conversion (see also --sws).

                     scaled width/height (default: original width/height)

                     NOTE:  If  --zoom  is  used,  and  underlying  filters (including libvo) are
                     incapable of scaling, it defaults to d_width/d_height!

                     0      scaled d_width/d_height

                     -1     original width/height

                     -2     Calculate w/h using the other  dimension  and  the  prescaled  aspect

                     -3     Calculate  w/h  using  the  other  dimension  and the original aspect

                     -(n+8) Like -n above, but rounding the dimension to the closest multiple  of

                     Toggle interlaced scaling.

                     0      off (default)

                     1      on

                     chroma skipping

                     0      Use all available input lines for chroma.

                     1      Use only every 2. input line for chroma.

                     2      Use only every 4. input line for chroma.

                     3      Use only every 8. input line for chroma.

              <par>[:<par2>] (see also --sws)
                     Set  some  scaling  parameters depending on the type of scaler selected with
                     --sws=2 (bicubic):  B (blurring) and C (ringing)
                       0.00:0.60 default
                       0.00:0.75 VirtualDub's "precise bicubic"
                       0.00:0.50 Catmull-Rom spline
                       0.33:0.33 Mitchell-Netravali spline
                       1.00:0.00 cubic B-spline

                     --sws=7 (gaussian): sharpness (0 (soft) - 100 (sharp))

                     --sws=9 (lanczos):  filter length (1-10)

                     Scale to preset sizes.

                     qntsc  352x240 (NTSC quarter screen)

                     qpal   352x288 (PAL quarter screen)

                     ntsc   720x480 (standard NTSC)

                     pal    720x576 (standard PAL)

                     sntsc  640x480 (square pixel NTSC)

                     spal   768x576 (square pixel PAL)

              <noup> Disallow upscaling past the original dimensions.

                     0      Allow upscaling (default).

                     1      Disallow upscaling if one dimension exceeds its original value.

                     2      Disallow upscaling if both dimensions exceed their original values.

              <arnd> Accurate rounding for the vertical scaler, which may  be  faster  or  slower
                     than the default rounding.

                     0      Disable accurate rounding (default).

                     1      Enable accurate rounding.

              Changes the intended display size/aspect at an arbitrary point in the filter chain.
              Aspect can  be  given  as  a  fraction  (4/3)  or  floating  point  number  (1.33).
              Alternatively,  you  may  specify  the exact display width and height desired. Note
              that this filter does not do any scaling itself; it just affects what later scalers
              (software or hardware) will do when auto-scaling to correct aspect.

                     New display width and height.

                     Can also be these special values:

                     0      original display width and height

                     -1     original video width and height (default)

                     -2     Calculate  w/h  using  the  other  dimension and the original display
                            aspect ratio.

                     -3     Calculate w/h using the other dimension and the original video aspect


                            Specifies  a display resolution of 800x600 for a 4/3 aspect video, or
                            800x450 for a 16/9 aspect video.

                     Modifies width and height according to original aspect ratios.

                     -1     Ignore original aspect ratio (default).

                     0      Keep display aspect ratio by using <w> and <h> as maximum resolution.

                     1      Keep display aspect ratio by using <w> and <h> as minimum resolution.

                     2      Keep video aspect ratio by using <w> and <h> as maximum resolution.

                     3      Keep video aspect ratio by using <w> and <h> as minimum resolution.


                            Specifies a display resolution of at most  800x600,  or  smaller,  in
                            order to keep aspect.

              <r>    Rounds up to make both width and height divisible by <r> (default: 1).

       yvu9   Forces  software  YVU9  to  YV12  colorspace conversion. Deprecated in favor of the
              software scaler.

       yuvcsp Clamps YUV color values to the CCIR 601 range without doing real conversion.

              RGB/BGR 8 -> 15/16/24/32bpp colorspace conversion using palette.

              Restricts the colorspace for the next filter without  doing  any  conversion.   Use
              together with the scale filter for a real conversion.

              NOTE: For a list of available formats see format=fmt=help.

                     format name like rgb15, bgr24, yv12, etc (default: yuy2)

                     Format  name  that should be substituted for the output. If this is not 100%
                     compatible with the <fourcc> value it will crash.


                                     │Valid              │ Invalid (will crash) │
                                     │format=rgb24:bgr24format=rgb24:yv12    │
                                     │format=yuyv:yuy2   │                      │

              Restricts the colorspace for the next filter without doing any conversion.   Unlike
              the format filter, this will allow any colorspace except the one you specify.

              NOTE: For a list of available formats see noformat=fmt=help.

                     format name like rgb15, bgr24, yv12, etc (default: yv12)

              Enables  the  specified  chain  of  postprocessing  subfilters.  Subfilters must be
              separated by '/' and can be disabled by prepending a '-'. Each subfilter  and  some
              options  have  a  short  and  a  long  name  that can be used interchangeably, i.e.
              dr/dering are the same. All subfilters share  common  options  to  determine  their

                     Automatically switch the subfilter off if the CPU is too slow.

                     Do chrominance filtering, too (default).

                     Do luminance filtering only (no chrominance).

                     Do chrominance filtering only (no luminance).

              NOTE: --pphelp shows a list of available subfilters.

              Available subfilters are:

                     horizontal deblocking filter

                            Difference  factor where higher values mean more deblocking (default:

                            Flatness threshold where lower values mean more deblocking  (default:

                     vertical deblocking filter

                            Difference  factor where higher values mean more deblocking (default:

                            Flatness threshold where lower values mean more deblocking  (default:

                     accurate horizontal deblocking filter

                            Difference  factor where higher values mean more deblocking (default:

                            Flatness threshold where lower values mean more deblocking  (default:

                     accurate vertical deblocking filter

                            Difference  factor where higher values mean more deblocking (default:

                            Flatness threshold where lower values mean more deblocking  (default:

              The  horizontal  and  vertical deblocking filters share the difference and flatness
              values so you cannot set different horizontal and vertical thresholds.

                     experimental horizontal deblocking filter

                     experimental vertical deblocking filter

                     deringing filter

                     temporal noise reducer

                            larger -> stronger filtering

                            larger -> stronger filtering

                            larger -> stronger filtering

                     automatic brightness / contrast correction

                            Stretch luminance to (0-255).

                     Linear blend deinterlacing filter  that  deinterlaces  the  given  block  by
                     filtering all lines with a (1 2 1) filter.

                     Linear  interpolating deinterlacing filter that deinterlaces the given block
                     by linearly interpolating every second line.

                     Cubic interpolating deinterlacing filter deinterlaces  the  given  block  by
                     cubically interpolating every second line.

                     Median  deinterlacing filter that deinterlaces the given block by applying a
                     median filter to every second line.

                     FFmpeg deinterlacing filter that deinterlaces the given block  by  filtering
                     every second line with a (-1 4 2 4 -1) filter.

                     Vertically  applied  FIR  lowpass deinterlacing filter that deinterlaces the
                     given block by filtering all lines with a (-1 2 6 2 -1) filter.

                     Overrides the quantizer table from the input with the constant quantizer you

                            quantizer to use

                     default pp filter combination (hb:a,vb:a,dr:a)

                     fast pp filter combination (h1:a,v1:a,dr:a)

              ac     high quality pp filter combination (ha:a:128:7,va:a,dr:a)


                     horizontal    and    vertical    deblocking,    deringing    and   automatic

                     default filters without brightness/contrast correction

                     Enable default filters & temporal denoiser.

                     Horizontal deblocking on luminance only, and switch vertical  deblocking  on
                     or off automatically depending on available CPU time.

              Simple  postprocessing filter that compresses and decompresses the image at several
              (or - in the case of quality level 6 - all) shifts and averages the results.

                     0-6 (default: 3)

              <qp>   Force quantization parameter (default: 0, use QP from video).


                 0      hard thresholding (default)

                 1      soft thresholding (better deringing, but blurrier)

                 4      like 0, but also use B-frames' QP (may cause flicker)

                 5      like 1, but also use B-frames' QP (may cause flicker)

              Ultra simple & slow postprocessing filter  that  compresses  and  decompresses  the
              image  at  several  (or - in the case of quality level 8 - all) shifts and averages
              the results.

              The way this differs from the behavior of spp  is  that  uspp  actually  encodes  &
              decodes  each  case  with libavcodec Snow, whereas spp uses a simplified intra only
              8x8 DCT similar to MJPEG.

                     0-8 (default: 3)

              <qp>   Force quantization parameter (default: 0, use QP from video).

              faster version of the simple postprocessing filter

                     4-5 (equivalent to spp; default: 4)

              <qp>   Force quantization parameter (default: 0, use QP from video).

                     Filter strength, lower values mean more details  but  also  more  artifacts,
                     while  higher values make the image smoother but also blurrier (default: 0 -
                     PSNR optimal).

                     0: do not use QP from B-frames (default) 1: use QP from  B-frames  too  (may
                     cause flicker)

              Variant  of the spp filter, similar to spp=6 with 7 point DCT where only the center
              sample is used after IDCT.

              <qp>   Force quantization parameter (default: 0, use QP from video).


                     0      hard thresholding

                     1      soft thresholding (better deringing, but blurrier)

                     2      medium thresholding (default, good results)

              quantization parameter (QP) change filter

                     some equation like 2+2*sin(PI*qp)

              generic equation change filter

                     Some equation, e.g. p(W-X\,Y) to flip the image horizontally.  You  can  use
                     whitespace  to  make  the  equation  more  readable.  There  are a couple of
                     constants that can be used in the equation:

                     PI     the number pi

                     E      the number e

                     X / Y  the coordinates of the current sample

                     W / H  width and height of the image

                     SW / SH
                            width/height scale depending on the currently  filtered  plane,  e.g.
                            1,1 and 0.5,0.5 for YUV 4:2:0.

                     p(x,y) returns the value of the pixel at location x/y of the current plane.

       test   Generate various test patterns.

              Generate an RGB test pattern useful for detecting RGB vs BGR issues. You should see
              a red, green and blue stripe from top to bottom.

                     Desired width of generated image (default: 0). 0 means width of input image.

                     Desired height of generated image (default: 0).  0  means  height  of  input

              Fast   software   YV12   to   MPEG-1   conversion  with  libavcodec  for  use  with


                     1-31   fixed qscale

                     32-    fixed bitrate in kbits

              <fps>  force output fps (float value) (default: 0, autodetect based on height)

              Set up optimal  scaling  for  DVB  cards,  scaling  the  x  axis  in  hardware  and
              calculating  the  y  axis  scaling in software to keep aspect. Only useful together
              with expand and scale.

                     Control  aspect  ratio,  calculate   as   DVB_HEIGHT*ASPECTRATIO   (default:
                     576*4/3=768), set it to 576*(16/9)=1024 for a 16:9 TV.


                     FIXME: Explain what this does.

              Adds noise.

                     luma noise

                     chroma noise

              u      uniform noise (gaussian otherwise)

              t      temporal noise (noise pattern changes between frames)

              a      averaged temporal noise (smoother, but a lot slower)

              h      high quality (slightly better looking, slightly slower)

              p      mix random noise with a (semi)regular pattern

              This  filter  aims  to  reduce image noise producing smooth images and making still
              images really still (This should enhance compressibility.).

                     spatial luma strength (default: 4)

                     spatial chroma strength (default: 3)

                     luma temporal strength (default: 6)

                     chroma temporal strength (default: luma_tmp*chroma_spatial/luma_spatial)

              High precision/quality version of the denoise3d filter. Parameters  and  usage  are
              the same.

              Overcomplete Wavelet denoiser.

                     Larger  depth  values will denoise lower frequency components more, but slow
                     down filtering (default: 8).

                     luma strength (default: 1.0)

                     chroma strength (default: 1.0)

       eq[=brightness:contrast] (OBSOLETE)
              Software equalizer with interactive controls just like the hardware equalizer,  for
              cards/drivers that do not support brightness and contrast controls in hardware.

                     initial brightness

                     initial contrast

              Alternative  software equalizer that uses lookup tables (very slow), allowing gamma
              correction in addition to simple brightness and contrast adjustment. Note  that  it
              uses  the  same  MMX  optimized  code  as  --vf=eq if all gamma values are 1.0. The
              parameters are given as floating point values.

                     initial gamma value (default: 1.0)

              <-2-2> initial contrast, where negative values result in a negative image (default:

              <-1-1> initial brightness (default: 0.0)

              <0-3>  initial saturation (default: 1.0)

                     gamma value for the red component (default: 1.0)

                     gamma value for the green component (default: 1.0)

                     gamma value for the blue component (default: 1.0)

              <0-1>  The  weight parameter can be used to reduce the effect of a high gamma value
                     on bright image areas, e.g. keep them from getting  overamplified  and  just
                     plain  white.  A  value  of  0.0 turns the gamma correction all the way down
                     while 1.0 leaves it at its full strength (default: 1.0).

              Software equalizer with interactive controls just like the hardware equalizer,  for
              cards/drivers that do not support hue and saturation controls in hardware.

                     initial hue (default: 0.0)

                     initial  saturation,  where  negative  values  result  in  a negative chroma
                     (default: 1.0)

              Convert planar YUV 4:2:0 to half-height packed 4:2:2, downsampling luma but keeping
              all  chroma  samples.  Useful  for  output  to  low-resolution display devices when
              hardware downscaling is poor quality or is not available. Can also  be  used  as  a
              primitive luma-only deinterlacer with very low CPU usage.

              <f>    By  default,  halfpack  averages pairs of lines when downsampling. Any value
                     different from 0 or 1 gives the default (averaging) behavior.

                     0      Only use even lines when downsampling.

                     1      Only use odd lines when downsampling.

              When interlaced video is stored in YUV 4:2:0 formats, chroma interlacing  does  not
              line  up  properly due to vertical downsampling of the chroma channels. This filter
              packs the planar 4:2:0 data into YUY2 (4:2:2) format with the chroma lines in their
              proper locations, so that in any given scanline, the luma and chroma data both come
              from the same field.

              <mode> Select the sampling mode.

                     0      nearest-neighbor sampling, fast but incorrect

                     1      linear interpolation (default)

              Drops frames that do not differ greatly from the previous frame in order to  reduce
              framerate.  The  main  use  of  this filter is for very-low- bitrate encoding (e.g.
              streaming over dialup modem), but it could in theory be used for fixing movies that
              were inverse-telecined incorrectly.

              <max>  Sets  the  maximum  number  of  consecutive  frames which can be dropped (if
                     positive), or the minimum interval between dropped frames (if negative).

                     A frame is a candidate for dropping if no 8x8 region differs by more than  a
                     threshold  of <hi>, and if not more than <frac> portion (1 meaning the whole
                     image) differs by more than a threshold of <lo>.  Values of  <hi>  and  <lo>
                     are  for 8x8 pixel blocks and represent actual pixel value differences, so a
                     threshold of 64 corresponds to 1 unit of difference for each pixel,  or  the
                     same spread out differently over the block.

              The  drop-deinterlace  (dint)  filter  detects  and  drops  the first from a set of
              interlaced video frames.

                     relative difference between neighboring pixels (default: 0.1)

                     What part of the image has to be detected as interlaced to  drop  the  frame
                     (default: 0.15).

       lavcdeint (OBSOLETE)
              FFmpeg deinterlacing filter, same as --vf=pp=fd

              Donald  Graft's  adaptive  kernel  deinterlacer. Deinterlaces parts of a video if a
              configurable threshold is exceeded.

                     threshold (default: 10)


                     0      Ignore pixels exceeding the threshold (default).

                     1      Paint pixels exceeding the threshold white.


                     0      Leave fields alone (default).

                     1      Swap fields.


                     0      Disable additional sharpening (default).

                     1      Enable additional sharpening.


                     0      Disable twoway sharpening (default).

                     1      Enable twoway sharpening.

              unsharp mask / gaussian blur

              l      Apply effect on luma component.

              c      Apply effect on chroma components.

                     width and height of the matrix, odd sized in both directions (min = 3x3, max
                     = 13x11 or 11x13, usually something between 3x3 and 7x7)

              amount Relative  amount  of sharpness/blur to add to the image (a sane range should
                     be -1.5-1.5).

                     <0     blur

                     >0     sharpen

       swapuv Swap U & V plane.

              (De)interleaves lines. The goal of this filter is to add  the  ability  to  process
              interlaced  images  pre-field  without  deinterlacing  them.  You  can  filter your
              interlaced DVD and play  it  on  a  TV  without  breaking  the  interlacing.  While
              deinterlacing  (with the postprocessing filter) removes interlacing permanently (by
              smoothing, averaging, etc) deinterleaving splits the frame into 2 fields (so called
              half   pictures),   so  you  can  process  (filter)  them  independently  and  then
              re-interleave them.

              d      deinterleave (placing one above the other)

              i      interleave

              s      swap fields (exchange even & odd lines)

              (De)interleaves lines. This filter is very  similar  to  the  il  filter  but  much
              faster,  the  main  disadvantage  is  that  it does not always work.  Especially if
              combined with other filters it may produce randomly messed up images, so  be  happy
              if it works but do not complain if it does not for your combination of filters.

              d      Deinterleave fields, placing them side by side.

              i      Interleave fields again (reversing the effect of fil=d).

              Extracts  a  single field from an interlaced image using stride arithmetic to avoid
              wasting CPU time. The optional argument n specifies whether to extract the even  or
              the odd field (depending on whether n is even or odd).

              Attempts  to  reverse  the  'telecine'  process  to recover a clean, non-interlaced
              stream at film framerate. This was the first and most  primitive  inverse  telecine
              filter  to  be added to MPlayer. It works by latching onto the telecine 3:2 pattern
              and  following  it  as   long   as   possible.   This   makes   it   suitable   for
              perfectly-telecined  material,  even in the presence of a fair degree of noise, but
              it will fail in the presence of complex post-telecine edits.  Development  on  this
              filter is no longer taking place, as ivtc, pullup, and filmdint are better for most
              applications. The following arguments (see syntax above) may  be  used  to  control
              detc's behavior:

              <dr>   Set the frame dropping mode.

                     0      Do not drop frames to maintain fixed output framerate (default).

                     1      Always  drop a frame when there have been no drops or telecine merges
                            in the past 5 frames.

                     2      Always maintain exact 5:4 input to output frame ratio.

              <am>   Analysis mode.

                     0      Fixed pattern with initial frame number specified by <fr>.

                     1      aggressive search for telecine pattern (default)

              <fr>   Set initial frame number in sequence. 0-2 are the  three  clean  progressive
                     frames;  3  and 4 are the two interlaced frames. The default, -1, means 'not
                     in telecine sequence'. The  number  specified  here  is  the  type  for  the
                     imaginary previous frame before the movie starts.

              <t0>, <t1>, <t2>, <t3>
                     Threshold values to be used in certain modes.

              Experimental  'stateless' inverse telecine filter. Rather than trying to lock on to
              a pattern like the detc filter does, ivtc makes  its  decisions  independently  for
              each  frame.  This  will  give  much better results for material that has undergone
              heavy editing after telecine was applied, but as a result it is not as forgiving of
              noisy  input,  for example TV capture.  The optional parameter (ivtc=1) corresponds
              to the dr=1 option for the detc filter,  and  should  not  be  used  with  MPlayer.
              Further  development on ivtc has stopped, as the pullup and filmdint filters appear
              to be much more accurate.

              Third-generation pulldown reversal (inverse telecine) filter, capable  of  handling
              mixed  hard-telecine,  24000/1001  fps  progressive, and 30000/1001 fps progressive
              content. The pullup filter is designed to be much more robust than detc or ivtc, by
              taking  advantage  of  future context in making its decisions. Like ivtc, pullup is
              stateless in the sense that it does not lock onto  a  pattern  to  follow,  but  it
              instead  looks  forward  to  the  following fields in order to identify matches and
              rebuild progressive frames. It is still under development, but believed to be quite

              jl, jr, jt, and jb
                     These  options  set  the amount of "junk" to ignore at the left, right, top,
                     and bottom of the image, respectively. Left/right are in units of 8  pixels,
                     while  top/bottom  are  in units of 2 lines. The default is 8 pixels on each

              sb (strict breaks)
                     Setting this option to 1 will reduce the chances  of  pullup  generating  an
                     occasional  mismatched  frame,  but it may also cause an excessive number of
                     frames to be dropped during high motion sequences.  Conversely,  setting  it
                     to -1 will make pullup match fields more easily. This may help processing of
                     video where there is slight blurring between the fields, but may also  cause
                     there to be interlaced frames in the output.

              mp (metric plane)
                     This  option  may be set to 1 or 2 to use a chroma plane instead of the luma
                     plane for doing pullup's computations. This may  improve  accuracy  on  very
                     clean source material, but more likely will decrease accuracy, especially if
                     there is chroma noise (rainbow effect) or  any  grayscale  video.  The  main
                     purpose  of  setting  mp  to  a  chroma plane is to reduce CPU load and make
                     pullup usable in realtime on slow machines.

              Inverse telecine filter, similar to the pullup filter  above.  It  is  designed  to
              handle  any  pulldown  pattern,  including mixed soft and hard telecine and limited
              support for movies that are slowed down or sped up from  their  original  framerate
              for  TV.  Only  the  luma plane is used to find the frame breaks. If a field has no
              match, it is deinterlaced with  simple  linear  approximation.  If  the  source  is
              MPEG-2, this must be the first filter to allow access to the field-flags set by the
              MPEG-2 decoder.  Depending on the source  MPEG,  you  may  be  fine  ignoring  this
              advice,  as  long  as you do not see lots of "Bottom-first field" warnings. With no
              options it does normal inverse telecine. When this filter is used with MPlayer,  it
              will  result  in  an  uneven  framerate  during playback, but it is still generally
              better than using pp=lb or no  deinterlacing  at  all.   Multiple  options  can  be
              specified separated by /.

                     Just  like  the  crop  filter,  but faster, and works on mixed hard and soft
                     telecined content as well as when y is not a multiple of 4. If x or y  would
                     require  cropping fractional pixels from the chroma planes, the crop area is
                     extended. This usually means that x and y must be even.

                     For each ifps input frames the filter will output ofps frames. This could be
                     used  to  filter  movies  that are broadcast on TV at a frame rate different
                     from their original framerate.

                     If n is nonzero, the chroma plane is copied unchanged. This  is  useful  for
                     YV12 sampled TV, which discards one of the chroma fields.

                     On  x86, if n=1, use MMX2 optimized functions, if n=2, use 3DNow!  optimized
                     functions, otherwise, use plain C. If this option is not specified, MMX2 and
                     3DNow! are auto-detected, use this option to override auto-detection.

                     The  larger  n  will  speed  up  the  filter at the expense of accuracy. The
                     default value is n=3. If n is odd, a frame  immediately  following  a  frame
                     marked  with  the REPEAT_FIRST_FIELD MPEG flag is assumed to be progressive,
                     thus filter will not spend any time on soft-telecined MPEG-2  content.  This
                     is  the  only  effect  of this flag if MMX2 or 3DNow!  is available. Without
                     MMX2 and 3DNow, if n=0 or 1, the same calculations will be used as with  n=2
                     or  3.  If n=2 or 3, the number of luma levels used to find the frame breaks
                     is reduced from 256 to 128, which results in a faster filter without  losing
                     much  accuracy. If n=4 or 5, a faster, but much less accurate metric will be
                     used to find the frame breaks,  which  is  more  likely  to  misdetect  high
                     vertical detail as interlaced content.

                     If  n  is  nonzero,  print  the  detailed metrics for each frame. Useful for

                     Deinterlace threshold.  Used  during  de-interlacing  of  unmatched  frames.
                     Larger  value  means  less  deinterlacing,  use n=256 to completely turn off
                     deinterlacing. Default is n=8.

                     Threshold for comparing a top and bottom fields. Defaults to 128.

                     Threshold to detect temporal change of a field. Default is 128.

                     Sum of Absolute Difference threshold, default is 64.

              Inverse telecine for deinterlaced video. If 3:2-pulldown telecined video  has  lost
              one  of  the  fields  or  is  deinterlaced  using a method that keeps one field and
              interpolates the other, the result is a juddering video that has every fourth frame
              duplicated.  This  filter is intended to find and drop those duplicates and restore
              the original film framerate. Two different modes are available: One  pass  mode  is
              the  default  and  is  straightforward  to  use,  but has the disadvantage that any
              changes in the telecine phase (lost frames or bad  edits)  cause  momentary  judder
              until the filter can resync again. Two pass mode avoids this by analyzing the whole
              video beforehand so it will have forward knowledge about the phase changes and  can
              resync at the exact spot. These passes do not correspond to pass one and two of the
              encoding process. You must run an extra pass using divtc pass one before the actual
              encoding throwing the resulting video away. Use --nosound --ovc=raw -o /dev/null to
              avoid wasting CPU power for this pass. You  may  add  something  like  crop=2:2:0:0
              after  divtc  to  speed things up even more. Then use divtc pass two for the actual
              encoding. If you use multiple encoder passes, use divtc pass two for all  of  them.
              The options are:

                     Use two pass mode.

                     Set the two pass log filename (default: framediff.log).

                     Set  the  minimum  strength the telecine pattern must have for the filter to
                     believe in it (default: 0.5).  This  is  used  to  avoid  recognizing  false
                     pattern from the parts of the video that are very dark or very still.

                     Set  the  number  of  past  frames  to  look  at  when searching for pattern
                     (default: 30). Longer window improves the reliability of the pattern search,
                     but shorter window improves the reaction time to the changes in the telecine
                     phase. This only affects the one pass mode. The two pass mode currently uses
                     fixed window that extends to both future and past.

                     Sets the initial telecine phase for one pass mode (default: 0). The two pass
                     mode can see the future, so it is able to use the  correct  phase  from  the
                     beginning,  but  one  pass mode can only guess. It catches the correct phase
                     when it finds it, but this option can be used to fix the possible  juddering
                     at  the beginning. The first pass of the two pass mode also uses this, so if
                     you save the output from the first pass, you get constant phase result.

                     Set the deghosting threshold (0-255 for one pass mode, -255-255 for two pass
                     mode,  default  0).  If  nonzero, deghosting mode is used. This is for video
                     that has been deinterlaced  by  blending  the  fields  together  instead  of
                     dropping  one  of the fields. Deghosting amplifies any compression artifacts
                     in the blended frames, so the parameter value is  used  as  a  threshold  to
                     exclude  those  pixels  from  deghosting that differ from the previous frame
                     less than specified value. If two pass mode is used, then negative value can
                     be  used  to  make  the  filter  analyze the whole video in the beginning of
                     pass-2 to determine whether it needs  deghosting  or  not  and  then  select
                     either  zero or the absolute value of the parameter. Specify this option for
                     pass-2, it makes no difference on pass-1.

              Delay interlaced video by one field time so that  the  field  order  changes.   The
              intended  use  is to fix PAL movies that have been captured with the opposite field
              order to the film-to-video transfer. The options are:

              t      Capture field order top-first, transfer bottom-first. Filter will delay  the
                     bottom field.

              b      Capture bottom-first, transfer top-first. Filter will delay the top field.

              p      Capture  and  transfer  with the same field order. This mode only exists for
                     the documentation of the other options to refer  to,  but  if  you  actually
                     select it, the filter will faithfully do nothing ;-)

              a      Capture  field  order  determined  automatically  by  field  flags, transfer
                     opposite. Filter selects among t and b modes on a frame by frame basis using
                     field flags. If no field information is available, then this works just like

              u      Capture unknown or varying, transfer opposite. Filter selects among t and  b
                     on  a  frame  by  frame  basis  by  analyzing  the  images and selecting the
                     alternative that produces best match between the fields.

              T      Capture top-first, transfer unknown or varying. Filter selects among t and p
                     using image analysis.

              B      Capture  bottom-first,  transfer  unknown or varying. Filter selects among b
                     and p using image analysis.

              A      Capture determined by field  flags,  transfer  unknown  or  varying.  Filter
                     selects  among  t, b and p using field flags and image analysis. If no field
                     information is available, then this works just like U. This is  the  default

              U      Both  capture and transfer unknown or varying. Filter selects among t, b and
                     p using image analysis only.

              v      Verbose operation. Prints the selected mode for each frame and  the  average
                     squared difference between fields for t, b, and p alternatives.

              Apply  3:2  'telecine'  process to increase framerate by 20%. This most likely will
              not work correctly with MPlayer. The optional  start  parameter  tells  the  filter
              where in the telecine pattern to start (0-3).

              Temporal  field  interlacing  -  merge  pairs  of  frames into an interlaced frame,
              halving the framerate. Even frames are moved into the upper field,  odd  frames  to
              the lower field. This can be used to fully reverse the effect of the tfields filter
              (in mode 0). Available modes are:

              0      Move odd frames into the upper field, even into the lower field,  generating
                     a full-height frame at half framerate.

              1      Only output odd frames, even frames are dropped; height unchanged.

              2      Only output even frames, odd frames are dropped; height unchanged.

              3      Expand  each  frame  to  full  height,  but  pad alternate lines with black;
                     framerate unchanged.

              4      Interleave even lines from even frames  with  odd  lines  from  odd  frames.
                     Height unchanged at half framerate.

              Temporal  field  separation  -  split  fields  into  frames,  doubling  the  output


                     0      Leave fields unchanged (will jump/flicker).

                     1      Interpolate missing lines. (The algorithm used might not be so good.)

                     2      Translate fields by 1/4 pixel with linear interpolation (no jump).

                     4      Translate fields by 1/4  pixel  with  4tap  filter  (higher  quality)

              <field_dominance> (DEPRECATED)

                     -1     auto  (default)  Only  works  if  the decoder exports the appropriate
                            information and no other filters which discard that information  come
                            before tfields in the filter chain, otherwise it falls back to 0 (top
                            field first).

                     0      top field first

                     1      bottom field first

                     NOTE: This option  will  possibly  be  removed  in  a  future  version.  Use
                     --field-dominance instead.

              Yet another deinterlacing filter


                     0      Output 1 frame for each frame.

                     1      Output 1 frame for each field.

                     2      Like 0 but skips spatial interlacing check.

                     3      Like 1 but skips spatial interlacing check.

              <field_dominance> (DEPRECATED)
                     Operates like tfields.

                     NOTE:  This  option  will  possibly  be  removed  in  a  future version. Use
                     --field-dominance instead.

              Motion compensating deinterlacer. It needs one field per frame as  input  and  must
              thus be used together with tfields=1 or yadif=1/3 or equivalent.


                     0      fast

                     1      medium

                     2      slow, iterative motion estimation

                     3      extra slow, like 2 plus multiple reference frames

                     0 or 1 selects which field to use (note: no autodetection yet!).

              <qp>   Higher  values  should  result  in  a  smoother motion vector field but less
                     optimal individual vectors.

              box blur

                     blur filter strength

                     number of filter applications

              shape adaptive blur

                     blur filter strength (~0.1-4.0) (slower if larger)

              <pf>   prefilter strength (~0.1-2.0)

                     maximum difference between pixels to still be considered (~0.1-100.0)

              smart blur

                     blur filter strength (~0.1-5.0) (slower if larger)

                     blur (0.0-1.0) or sharpen (-1.0-0.0)

                     filter all (0), filter flat areas (0-30) or filter edges (-30-0)

              Correct the perspective of movies not filmed perpendicular to the screen.

                     coordinates of the top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right corners

              <t>    linear (0) or cubic resampling (1)

       2xsai  Scale and smooth the image with the 2x scale and interpolate algorithm.

       1bpp   1bpp bitmap to YUV/BGR 8/15/16/32 conversion

              Reposition and resize stereoscopic images. Extracts both stereo fields  and  places
              them side by side, resizing them to maintain the original movie aspect.

                     number of lines to select from the middle of the image (default: 12)

              The bitmap overlay filter reads bitmaps from a FIFO and displays them on top of the
              movie, allowing some transformations on the image. See also TOOLS/bmovl-test.c  for
              a small bmovl test program.

                     Set the default value of the 'hidden' flag (0=visible, 1=hidden).

                     Set the default value of the 'opaque' flag (0=transparent, 1=opaque).

              <fifo> path/filename  for the FIFO (named pipe connecting mplayer --vf=bmovl to the
                     controlling application)

              FIFO commands are:

              RGBA32 width height xpos ypos alpha clear
                     followed by width*height*4 Bytes of raw RGBA32 data.

              ABGR32 width height xpos ypos alpha clear
                     followed by width*height*4 Bytes of raw ABGR32 data.

              RGB24 width height xpos ypos alpha clear
                     followed by width*height*3 Bytes of raw RGB24 data.

              BGR24 width height xpos ypos alpha clear
                     followed by width*height*3 Bytes of raw BGR24 data.

              ALPHA width height xpos ypos alpha
                     Change alpha transparency of the specified area.

              CLEAR width height xpos ypos
                     Clear area.

              OPAQUE Disable all alpha transparency. Send "ALPHA 0 0 0 0 0" to enable it again.

              HIDE   Hide bitmap.

              SHOW   Show bitmap.

              Arguments are:

              <width>, <height>
                     image/area size

              <xpos>, <ypos>
                     Start blitting at position x/y.

                     Set alpha difference. If you set this to -255 you can then send  a  sequence
                     of  ALPHA-commands  to  set  the  area  to  -225,  -200, -175 etc for a nice
                     fade-in-effect! ;)

                     0      same as original

                     255    Make everything opaque.

                     -255   Make everything transparent.

                     Clear the framebuffer before blitting.

                     0      The image will just be blitted on top of the old one, so you  do  not
                            need  to  send  1.8MB  of  RGBA32 data every time a small part of the
                            screen is updated.

                     1      clear

              Renders only every nth frame or every intra frame (keyframe).

              If you call the filter with I (uppercase) as the parameter, then only keyframes are
              rendered.  For DVDs it generally means one in every 15/12 frames (IBBPBBPBBPBBPBB),
              for AVI it means every scene change or every keyint value.

              When a keyframe is found, an  'I!'  string  followed  by  a  newline  character  is
              printed,  leaving  the  current  line  of  MPlayer output on the screen, because it
              contains the time (in seconds) and frame number of the keyframe (You can  use  this
              information to split the AVI.).

              If  you  call  the  filter  with  a numeric parameter 'step' then only one in every
              'step' frames is rendered.

              If you put an 'i' (lowercase) before the number then an 'I!' is printed (like the I

              If you give only the i then nothing is done to the frames, only I! is printed.

              Tile a series of images into a single, bigger image. If you omit a parameter or use
              a value less than 0, then the default value is used. You can also stop when you are
              satisfied  (...  --vf=tile=10:5  ...).  It is probably a good idea to put the scale
              filter before the tile :-)

              The parameters are:

                     number of tiles on the x axis (default: 5)

                     number of tiles on the y axis (default: 5)

                     Render the tile when 'output' number of frames are reached,  where  'output'
                     should  be  a  number less than xtile * ytile. Missing tiles are left blank.
                     You could, for example, write an 8 * 7 tile every  50  frames  to  have  one
                     image every 2 seconds @ 25 fps.

                     outer border thickness in pixels (default: 2)

                     inner border thickness in pixels (default: 4)

              Suppresses  a  TV station logo by a simple interpolation of the surrounding pixels.
              Just set a rectangle covering the  logo  and  watch  it  disappear  (and  sometimes
              something even uglier appear - your mileage may vary).

                     top left corner of the logo

                     width and height of the cleared rectangle

              <t>    Thickness of the fuzzy edge of the rectangle (added to w and h). When set to
                     -1, a green rectangle is drawn on the screen to simplify finding  the  right
                     x,y,w,h parameters.

                     You  can  specify  a text file to load the coordinates from.  Each line must
                     have a timestamp (in seconds, and in ascending order)  and  the  "x:y:w:h:t"
                     coordinates (t can be omitted).

              Suppresses  a  TV  station  logo,  using a PGM or PPM image file to determine which
              pixels comprise the logo. The width and height of the image file must  match  those
              of  the  video  stream  being  processed. Uses the filter image and a circular blur
              algorithm to remove the logo.

                     [path] + filename of the filter image.

              Allows acquiring screenshots of the movie using slave mode  commands  that  can  be
              bound  to  keypresses. See the slave mode documentation and the INTERACTIVE CONTROL
              section for details.  Files  named  shotNNNN.png  will  be  saved  in  the  working
              directory,  using  the  first  available number - no files will be overwritten. The
              filter has no overhead when not used. It does however break playback in some cases,
              especially  VDPAU hardware decoding is incompatible with the filter. Thus it is not
              completely safe to add the filter to default configuration "just in case you  might
              want  to take screenshots". Make sure that the screenshot filter is added after all
              other filters whose effect you want to record on the saved image. E.g. it should be
              the  last  filter  if  you  want to have an exact screenshot of what you see on the

       ass    Moves SSA/ASS subtitle rendering to an arbitrary point in the filter chain. See the
              --ass option.


                     Moves SSA/ASS rendering before the screenshot filter. Screenshots taken this
                     way will contain subtitles.

              Detect frames that are (almost) completely black. Can be useful to  detect  chapter
              transitions  or  commercials.  Output  lines  consist  of  the  frame number of the
              detected frame, the percentage of blackness, the frame type and the frame number of
              the last encountered keyframe.

                     Percentage of the pixels that have to be below the threshold (default: 98).

                     Threshold below which a pixel value is considered black (default: 32).

              Stereo3d converts between different stereoscopic image formats.

              <in>   Stereoscopic image format of input. Possible values:

                     sbsl or side_by_side_left_first
                            side by side parallel (left eye left, right eye right)

                     sbsr or side_by_side_right_first
                            side by side crosseye (right eye left, left eye right)

                     sbs2l or side_by_side_half_width_left_first
                            side  by  side  parallel  with  half width resolution (left eye left,
                            right eye right)

                     sbs2r or side_by_side_half_width_right_first
                            side by side crosseye with half width  resolution  (right  eye  left,
                            left eye right)

                     abl or above_below_left_first
                            above-below (left eye above, right eye below)

                     abl or above_below_right_first
                            above-below (right eye above, left eye below)

                     ab2l or above_below_half_height_left_first
                            above-below  with  half  height resolution (left eye above, right eye

                     ab2r or above_below_half_height_right_first
                            above-below with half height resolution (right eye  above,  left  eye

              <out>  Stereoscopic  image  format  of  output.  Possible  values are all the input
                     formats as well as:

                     arcg or anaglyph_red_cyan_gray
                            anaglyph red/cyan gray (red filter on left eye, cyan filter on  right

                     arch or anaglyph_red_cyan_half_color
                            anaglyph  red/cyan  half colored (red filter on left eye, cyan filter
                            on right eye)

                     arcc or anaglyph_red_cyan_color
                            anaglyph red/cyan color (red filter on left eye, cyan filter on right

                     arcd or anaglyph_red_cyan_dubois
                            anaglyph  red/cyan  color optimized with the least squares projection
                            of dubois (red filter on left eye, cyan filter on right eye)

                     agmg or anaglyph_green_magenta_gray
                            anaglyph green/magenta gray (green filter on left eye, magenta filter
                            on right eye)

                     agmh or anaglyph_green_magenta_half_color
                            anaglyph  green/magenta  half  colored  (green  filter  on  left eye,
                            magenta filter on right eye)

                     agmc or anaglyph_green_magenta_color
                            anaglyph green/magenta colored (green filter  on  left  eye,  magenta
                            filter on right eye)

                     agmd or anaglyph_green_magenta_dubois
                            anaglyph  green/magenta  colored  optimized  with  the  least squares
                            projection of dubois (green filter on left  eye,  magenta  filter  on
                            right eye)

                     aybg or anaglyph_yellow_blue_gray
                            anaglyph  yellow/blue gray (yellow filter on left eye, blue filter on
                            right eye)

                     aybh or anaglyph_yellow_blue_half_color
                            anaglyph yellow/blue half colored (yellow filter on  left  eye,  blue
                            filter on right eye)

                     aybc or anaglyph_yellow_blue_color
                            anaglyph  yellow/blue colored (yellow filter on left eye, blue filter
                            on right eye)

                     aybd or anaglyph_yellow_blue_dubois
                            anaglyph  yellow/blue  colored  optimized  with  the  least   squares
                            projection of dubois (yellow filter on left eye, blue filter on right

                     irl or interleave_rows_left_first
                            Interleaved rows (left eye has top row, right eye starts on next row)

                     irr or interleave_rows_right_first
                            Interleaved rows (right eye has top row, left eye starts on next row)

                     ml or mono_left
                            mono output (left eye only)

                     mr or mono_right
                            mono output (right eye only)

              Fix the banding artifacts that are sometimes introduced into nearly flat regions by
              truncation  to 8bit colordepth. Interpolates the gradients that should go where the
              bands are, and dithers them.

              This filter  is  designed  for  playback  only.  Do  not  use  it  prior  to  lossy
              compression, because compression tends to lose the dither and bring back the bands.

                     Maximum  amount  by  which  the  filter  will change any one pixel. Also the
                     threshold for detecting nearly flat regions (default: 1.2).

                     Neighborhood to fit the  gradient  to.  Larger  radius  makes  for  smoother
                     gradients,  but also prevents the filter from modifying pixels near detailed
                     regions (default: 16).

              Fixes the presentation timestamps (PTS) of the frames. By default, the  PTS  passed
              to the next filter is dropped, but the following options can change that:

              print  Print the incoming PTS.

                     Specify a frame per second value.

                     Specify an initial value for the PTS.

                     Uses  the nth incoming PTS as the initial PTS. All previous PTS are kept, so
                     setting a huge value or -1 keeps the PTS intact.

                     Uses the nth incoming PTS after  the  end  of  autostart  to  determine  the


                     Generates  a  new sequence of PTS, uses it for ASS subtitles, then drops it.
                     Generating a new sequence is useful when the timestamps are reset during the
                     program;  this  is  frequent  on DVDs. Dropping it may be necessary to avoid
                     confusing encoders.

              NOTE: Using this filter together with any sort of seeking (including --ss) may make
              demons fly out of your nose.


       There  are  a  number of environment variables that can be used to control the behavior of

       MPLAYER_CHARSET (see also --msgcharset)
              Convert console messages to the specified charset (default: autodetect). A value of
              "noconv" means no conversion.

              Directory where MPlayer looks for user settings.

              Directory where MPlayer looks for gettext translation files (if enabled).

       MPLAYER_VERBOSE (see also -v and --msglevel)
              Set  the  initial  verbosity  level  across  all message modules (default: 0).  The
              resulting  verbosity  corresponds  to  that  of  --msglevel=5  plus  the  value  of


                     If LADSPA_PATH is set, it searches for the specified file. If it is not set,
                     you must supply a fully specified pathname.

                     FIXME: This is also mentioned in the ladspa section.


                     Specify a directory in which to store title key values. This will  speed  up
                     descrambling  of  DVDs which are in the cache. The DVDCSS_CACHE directory is
                     created if it does not exist, and a subdirectory is created named after  the
                     DVD's  title  or manufacturing date. If DVDCSS_CACHE is not set or is empty,
                     libdvdcss will use the default value which is  ${HOME}/.dvdcss/  under  Unix
                     and  C:\Documents  and  Settings\$USER\Application Data\dvdcss\ under Win32.
                     The special value "off" disables caching.

                     Sets the authentication and decryption method that  libdvdcss  will  use  to
                     read scrambled discs. Can be one of title, key or disc.

                     key    is  the default method. libdvdcss will use a set of calculated player
                            keys to try and get the disc key. This can fail if the drive does not
                            recognize any of the player keys.

                     disc   is  a  fallback  method  when key has failed. Instead of using player
                            keys,  libdvdcss  will  crack  the  disc  key  using  a  brute  force
                            algorithm. This process is CPU intensive and requires 64 MB of memory
                            to store temporary data.

                     title  is the fallback when all other methods have failed. It does not  rely
                            on a key exchange with the DVD drive, but rather uses a crypto attack
                            to guess the title key. On rare cases this may fail because there  is
                            not  enough  encrypted  data  on  the  disc  to perform a statistical
                            attack, but on the other hand it is the only way  to  decrypt  a  DVD
                            stored  on  a  hard  disc,  or a DVD with the wrong region on an RPC2

                     Specify the raw device to use. Exact usage will  depend  on  your  operating
                     system,  the  Linux  utility  to  set up raw devices is raw(8) for instance.
                     Please note that on most operating systems,  using  a  raw  device  requires
                     highly  aligned buffers: Linux requires a 2048 bytes alignment (which is the
                     size of a DVD sector).

                     Sets the libdvdcss verbosity level.

                     0      Outputs no messages at all.

                     1      Outputs error messages to stderr.

                     2      Outputs error messages and debug messages to stderr.

                     Skip retrieving all keys on startup. Currently disabled.

              HOME   FIXME: Document this.


              TERM   FIXME: Document this.


                     FIXME: Document this.

                     FIXME: Document this.

              HOME   FIXME: Document this.


          HOME   FIXME: Document this.

                 FIXME: Document this.

                 FIXME: Document this.

                 FIXME: Document this.

                 FIXME: Document this.


                 FIXME: Document this.

                 FIXME: Document this.


              MPlayer system-wide settings

              MPlayer user settings

              input bindings (see --input=keylist for the full list)

              Fallback font file. Normally unnecessary; only really needed in  the  very  unusual
              case where the player uses a libass library that has fontconfig disabled.

              cached CSS keys


       Quickstart Blu-ray playing:

              · mplayer br:////path/to/disc

              · mplayer br:// --bluray-device=/path/to/disc

       Quickstart DVD playing:
              mplayer dvd://1

       Play in Japanese with English subtitles:
              mplayer dvd://1 --alang=ja --slang=en

       Play only chapters 5, 6, 7:
              mplayer dvd://1 --chapter=5-7

       Play only titles 5, 6, 7:
              mplayer dvd://5-7

       Play a multiangle DVD:
              mplayer dvd://1 --dvdangle=2

       Play from a different DVD device:
              mplayer dvd://1 --dvd-device=/dev/dvd2

       Play DVD video from a directory with VOB files:
              mplayer dvd://1 --dvd-device=/path/to/directory/

       Copy a DVD title to hard disk, saving to file title1.vob :
              mplayer dvd://1 --dumpstream --dumpfile=title1.vob

       Play a DVD with dvdnav from path /dev/sr1:
              mplayer dvdnav:////dev/sr1

       Stream from HTTP:
              mplayer http://mplayer.hq/example.avi

       Stream using RTSP:
              mplayer rtsp://

       Convert subtitles to MPsub format:
              mplayer dummy.avi --sub=source.sub --dumpmpsub

       Convert subtitles to MPsub format without watching the movie:
              mplayer  /dev/zero  --rawvideo=pal:fps=xx  --demuxer=rawvideo  --vc=null  --vo=null
              --noframedrop --benchmark --sub=source.sub --dumpmpsub

       input from standard V4L:
              mplayer tv:// --tv=driver=v4l:width=640:height=480:outfmt=i420 --vc=rawi420 --vo=xv

       Play DTS-CD with passthrough:
              mplayer --ac=hwdts --rawaudio=format=0x2001 --cdrom-device=/dev/cdrom cdda://

              You can also use --afm=hwac3 instead of --ac=hwdts. Adjust /dev/cdrom to match  the
              CD-ROM  device  on your system. If your external receiver supports decoding raw DTS
              streams, you can directly play it via cdda://  without  setting  format,  hwac3  or

       Play a 6-channel AAC file with only two speakers:
              mplayer                  --rawaudio=format=0xff                  --demuxer=rawaudio
              --af=pan=2:.32:.32:.39:.06:.06:.39:.17:-.17:-.17:.17:.33:.33 adts_he-aac160_51.aac

              You might want to play a bit with the pan values (e.g multiply  with  a  value)  to
              increase volume or avoid clipping.

       checkerboard invert with geq filter: