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  1. #1

    Need Help with MPlayer for Linux


    I am trying to use mplayer for some linux terminals and having some issues. Mplayer will not stream the mp4 videos from the server they reside on, it downloads a copy of the file locally in /tmp and then runs it. if I try to run the video a 2nd time from the source, I get another copy of the video saved in /tmp . video_test.mp4, video_test-2.mp4, etc, etc. Either from the command line or from within the firefox browser this happens.

    Ideally I would like to just stream the video but I have also been trying to change the location of the the folder the files go to & then I can just run a cron job to remove the files locally.

    Any idea how to change to a different dir instead of /tmp? I have tried using this in both the mplayer .config file and from the command line but it ignores it - vo:outdir=/tmp/mplayer_media.

    Otherwise it does just what I want it to do.. a simple video player

    Running SuSE 11 sp3 with mplayer 1.0


  2. #2
    Perhaps try mpv or update your mplayer. I'm running mpayer 1.2 on MX (Debian)...
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