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Public Service Anouncement: mplayer rocks. It plays everything. Even text files, although they are kinda boring to watch. I used ImageMagick's 'animate' for GIFs, but it thinks too hard and ...
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    mplayer does animated GIFs really well.


    Public Service Anouncement: mplayer rocks. It plays everything. Even text files, although they are kinda boring to watch.

    I used ImageMagick's 'animate' for GIFs, but it thinks too hard and takes too long to preview a GIF. mplayer just blasts through the thing.

    'nuf said.

    Peace and Cheer.

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    I use

    Code:
    mplayer -playlist http://www.vtuner.com/vtunerweb/mms/m3u44.m3u
    Depending on my mood for the day. What was your command for the gif display? Might be kinda cool to get a mplayer command thread going.
    I use mplayer for youtube and videos also besides other things but usually moc gets more love from me for streaming .pls and .mp3 playing.
    Though moc-ffmpeg-plugin gave me heartache (mp3 no wanna play) on my sid installs. I had to uninstall the plugin.

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    I just go
    Code:
    mplayer silly.gif
    but in my $HOME/.mplayer/config I have
    Code:
    fs=1
    zoom=1
    [DVD]
    fs=1
    zoom=1
    aid=128
    The aid=128 is to make sure it plays the first audio track on the dvd if I go
    Code:
    mplayer -profile DVD -playlist dvd.lst
    dvd.lst is a text file of full pathnames to the files. On some dvds it seems to pick a random audio track at every chapter change when playing a playlist, I have no idea why. But then I rip my dvds into separate chapters instead of one big vob.

    BTW that's a pretty mellow link you posted Here's a couple:
    Code:
    mplayer http://2073.live.streamtheworld.com:80/CBC_CHORAL_H_SC
    mplayer http://2083.live.streamtheworld.com:80/CBC_BLUES1_H_SC
    if you like that kind of thing. I don't even use -playlist and it works great.

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    BTW thanks for mentioning moc (mocp). Great player. That was the first I had heard of it, I'm such a dinosaur. Now I have the source and can tweak it to my heart's content. It got me to upgrade curl, too. Mine was from 2007 (!). I've been a wget kinda guy until now.

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