How to create animate gif from your mobile video

November 4th, 2007 mysurface

I can upload my video clip that capture from my mobile phone to youtube. But sometimes, I want it to be animate gif, so that I can easily blend it with my blog post. What software I need to do that? Basically you need a cell phone can capture video into avi or 3gp, and [...]

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stupid way to make mplayer repeatly play

November 3rd, 2007 mysurface

I am so desperately wanna make mplayer repeat a song, somehow I obtain a song in flv format. I fail to figure out how to make mplayer repeat, so here make a stupid workaround with bash for. for (( ; ; )); do mplayer nicesong.flv; sleep 0.1; done Kill it by hitting ctrl+c two times [...]

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Mplayer Alarm Clock

April 15th, 2007 aizatto

Note: This was done under Ubuntu Edgy Eft (6.10) So I saw surface’s post on a Linux Alarm Clock using xmms. In spirit of choice, I will show you my Mplayer Alarm Clock! First I need to create a playlist. You can add the file you want to play (with fullpath) to a file. I [...]

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Ripping video out from DVD and VCD with mplayer

April 2nd, 2007 mysurface

First of all, how to play DVD and VCD using mplayer? mplayer -fs dvd://1 The line shows the play dvd first track in fullscreen, further more if you wanna play in certain language? mplayer -fs dvd://1 -alang de The same way goes to vcd. mplayer -fs vcd://1 Sometimes certain VCD doesn’t play well, due to [...]

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How to manipulate files with name like ‘-life.mp3′

March 21st, 2007 mysurface

Sometimes, you may find some file you can’t delete because of the filename begins with minus(-). LBE have that example on the post “Remove file start with special character”, as simple as this rm ./-life.mp3 The same way you can manipulate those files by mv, cp etc. The important highlights here is ./ dot(.) is [...]

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extract audio from video or online stream

March 1st, 2007 mysurface

You can easily extract audio from video files such as avi, mpg, even flv! into mp3 uses either mplayer or ffmpeg. You can even record online stream into mp3, such as stream from radio cast. Lets begin with mplayer. To extract audio from video files, use -dumpaudio option and specified the output filename with -dumpfile [...]

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ascii art video and images

February 20th, 2007 mysurface

You can easily watch videos and view images in ascii. If you are ascii art fans, you will be amazed what libaa and libcaca capable of. libaa is a portable ascii art GFX library, where libcaca as well, is another ascii art library but it have better support such as unicode, 2048 colors etc. Mplayer [...]

Posted in asciiview, cacaview, Graphics, Misc, mplayer | Hits: 57382 | 6 Comments »

mplayer, take snapshots on video

January 23rd, 2007 mysurface

You probably facing difficulties to take snapshot on video. This reason is because you are playing video directly to the video card memory. Therefore when you take picture on your screen by pressing print screen, you will get a blue box instead of the picture of video. Any solution? Yes it is. By default, mplayer [...]

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watch flash video with own subtitles

January 20th, 2007 mysurface

Watching flash video (flv) with your own source of subtitles. How can it be done? Yes, you can, with some simple steps and mplayer. Recently I found a page with lots of flash videos such as cartoon, show and series which I can watch online. I can watch the series that I have missed, it [...]

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mplayer,common keystroke and manipulation of subtitle

December 6th, 2006 mysurface

Yes, it is mplayer. And it is pretty much command line, and it is much much powerful then the wrapper GUI front end. I have not master this great movie player, I just have use it to watch a french movie, which the english subtitle I obtained do not sync at all. If you face [...]

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