Commands tagged mplayer, video (2)

  • When recording screencast some people like to have the image from their webcam, so the can show something, that can't be seen on the desktop. So starting mplayer with these parameters you will have a window with no frames, borders whatsoever, and selecting the window a hitting the "F" key you will bring it in fullscreen. if you want to position the frame somewhere else, you could play with the --geomeptry option where 100%:100% mean bottom right corner. The HEIGHT and WIDTH can't be changed as you like, since the most webcams support specified dimensions, so you would have to play with it to see what is supported

    mplayer -cache 128 -tv driver=v4l2:width=176:height=177 -vo xv tv:// -noborder -geometry "95%:93%" -ontop
    vkolev · 2010-11-21 00:08:44 0
  • Will finish automagically when mplayer quits. Can be run from any directory. It seems to finish by it self rarely, probably because of some timing issue? There's probably a way around that which I can't think of right now Show Sample Output

    r="readlink /proc/`pgrep -o mplayer`/fd/3";while [ -e "`$r`" ];do if [ "$f" = "`$r`" ];then sleep 1;else f="`$r`";notify-send " $f";fi;done
    aix · 2012-02-26 06:49:16 0

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