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Month: June 2020

Re: [trinity-users] What do we have that will play an .mp4?

From: Michael <mb_trinity_desktop@...>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 08:53:28 -0500
On Tuesday 16 June 2020 08:23:29 am Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Tuesday 16 June 2020 04:33:57 Mike Bird wrote:
> > On Tue June 16 2020 01:18:55 Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > Greetings all;
> > >
> > > There is an .mp4 on the u-sd card that comes with the creality
> > > ender3 pro 3d printer that I'd like to play.
> > >
> > > Thanks & Cheers, Gene Heskett
> >
> > mpv from Debian should works fine, or mplayer2 if you're still
> > running a mesozoic version of Debian.
> >
> > --Mike
> stretch, mpv runs, but has only a drop a file on it to play, no menu to
> go looking for a file. The usual drag copy to highlight the name, then a
> MMB paste to its screen doesn't work, so how do I play it? What a
> screwup this is.
> ... I finally made it work from the command line by enclosing the
> filename in dbl-quotes. Otherwise it try's to open each word in the
> windows style filename which is full of spaces.
> Crazy, and it sure as tootin isn't an operating improvement, nothing
> points me to mpv to play an mp4. mpv does have one, I just found it
> thank you Mike, but there ought to be an alias setup that gets you mpv's
> man page when you type man mp4, and get nothing.  'scuse the rant, but
> I've been poking at this for days.
> Thanks Mike.

Hi Gene,

SMPlayer is the usual front end to mpv.  mpv as you've found is, pretty much, 
just a backend engine, but right click, open with will usually work with it.

SMPlayer came with my distribution, the painful way is here:


# apt-cache show smplayer
Package: smplayer
Version: 20.4.2~ds0-0.2~mx17+1
Architecture: amd64
Maintainer: Steven Pusser <stevep@...>
Installed-Size: 4696
Depends: mpv (>= 0.6.2) | mplayer, libc6 (>= 2.14), libgcc1 (>= 1:3.0), 
libqt5core5a (>= 5.7.0), libqt5dbus5 (>= 5.6), libqt5gui5 (>= 5.6.0~rc), 
libqt5network5 (>= 5.6), libqt5widgets5 (>= 5.6), libqt5xml5 (>= 5.6), 
libstdc++6 (>= 5), libx11-6, zlib1g (>= 1:1.1.4), smplayer-themes, 
Priority: optional
Section: video
Filename: pool/main/s/smplayer/smplayer_20.4.2~ds0-0.2~mx17+1_amd64.deb
Size: 2007386
SHA256: 6e637a8aaf28f17daabe86a95b7d0eacf2823ff920a346a38091262dc40ac26c
SHA1: a358f9801a9a543283a43ac2b45d5e3460accfda
MD5sum: 4ab0cd0c1343baa5ba16b395810c1c2f
Description-en: Complete front-end for MPlayer and mpv
 Qt5 front-end for mplayer and forks, with basic features like playing
 videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support
 for MPlayer filters and more. One of the most interesting features
 of SMPlayer: it remembers the settings of all files you play.
 So you start to watch a movie but you have to leave... don't
 worry, when you open that movie again it will resume at the same
 point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track,
 subtitles, volume...
Description-md5: 4e2c38a53c350d4cc3c7c631b8bc3586
Original-Maintainer: Debian Multimedia Maintainers