aviplay - QT-based movie player
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aviplay is a QT-based player for various avi, asf, mpeg4 movie files.
Avifile project creates library that allows programs to read and write
compressed AVI/ASF files (Indeo Video, DivX :-), etc.) under Unix OS.
(De)compression is performed with various plugins (included Win32 DLLs
for x86_32 OS) if native codec is not available. Win32 libraries have
to be downloaded separately. Primarily the ffmpeg project is used for
codecs and also for stream parsing. Over the time it’s possible the
project will mostly blend into ffmpeg.
* low CPU usage (movies playable even P200MMX)
* smooth video (using threads and frame precaching)
* supports streamed .asf files
* audio resampling suppport
* modular design
-h --help Show help message
-c --codec [help]
Set codec options (use help to see options for this parameter)
-s --size <width:height>
Start playing movie at dimensions X * Y.
Start playing movie in fullscreen.
Start playing movie in maximized mode (i.e. preserve current
Seek to given position in movie.
-sub --subtitle <filename>
Use give file as the source for subtitles.
-subcp --subtitle_codepage <codepage>
Select codepage for subtitles. They are internaly encoded into
UTF-8. See iconv(3) for available codepages. Codepage "default"
means current default encoding in system. Example of codepages:
CP1250, ISO8859-2, default.
-subfont --subtitle_font <fontname>
Select font for subtitles. At this moment only X11 fonts are
supported (either in traditional "-misc-*" or TTF notation)
-ac --audio-codec <codecname>
Prefered codec to be used for movie audio decoding. Use with
"help" to see available audio codecs.
-vc --video-codec <codecname>
Prefered codec to be used for movie video decoding. Use with
"help" to see available video codecs.
--rc Enables remote control (stdin|stdout).
WIN32_PATH - can be used to override library path /usr/lib/win32 which
holds MS Windows binary dll codecs.
AVIPLUGIN_PATH - can be used to override library path /usr/lib/avifile
which holds avifile plugins.
AVIPLAY_MUTE_AUDIO - if set shows just video track
AVIPLAY_MUTE_VIDEO - if set plays just audio track
AVIPLAY_NOSYNC - do not synchronize audio and video track
WRITE_ASF - write asf file received over the network to file
Press the About button in aviplay’s GUI for more details about the
usage and configuation.
Aviplay automaticaly searches for subtitle file with the same name as
the original ".avi" file but with .sub, .SUB, .srt, .SRT, .txt, .TXT,
.smi, .SMI suffix.
For Debian users: After the discussion with the autor I have came to
the conclusion that GSM codec is legaly distributed under GPL terms
since this piece of code was donated to the project by the original
author which was using it in the non-GPL project xanim.
http://avifile.sourceforge.net for the original source and main CVS
archive for binary codecs.
http://mplayerhq.hu for mplayer - an excelent player with more options
and supported formats
Original author: Eugene Kuznetsov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Current developer: Zdenek Kabelac <email@example.com>