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Month: June 2020

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

From: Dave Lers <davelers@...>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 15:38:34 +0000
On Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:23 AM, Gene Heskett <gheskett@...> 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.

If you want an easy to use auto configuring (menu entry and file associations) GUI there are probably better choices, e.g. trinity-kmplayer.

I never open audio/video programs, I just click on the file in Konqueror. If that doesn't work with the program you want to use, you have to setup a file association. There are numerous ways to do that and I'd start by right clicking on the file and selecting Open with. If you don't see the program right away browse to the Multimedia folder. If you still cannot find it, try typing 'program name %U' or %F, e.g. "mpv %U" at the top, If that works do it again and check remember at the bottom.

I use plain old mplayer (mplayer -fs %U) and a remote (or hot keys, no GUI) for all audio/video playback.