gxine man page

gxine — a GTK/GNOME frontend to the xine video player

Synopsis

gxine [options] [files or MRLs]

Description

gxine plays MPEG system (audio and video) streams, MPEG elementary streams (e.g. .mp3, .mpa or .mpv files), MPEG transport streams, AVI files, ASF files, Quicktime files, (S)VCDs and DVDs - anything which xine-lib can handle.

Typical usage looks like

gxine some.mpg
gxine -f dvd://
gxine dvd://home/user/dvd/my.iso

Some directories and file names are not treated as ordinary files. They are:

DVD
A directory containing a DVD filesystem structure; or a UDF filesystem image, identified by file name (“*.iso”).
VCD
A cue file, identified by file name.

You can override this by using file://full/path/to/file.

Options

-A audio_driver
--audio audio_driver
Select which libxine audio driver to use. This setting is not permanent, but it does prevent selection of other drivers via the preferences window.
-V video_driver
--video video_driver
Select which libxine video driver to use. This setting is not permanent, but it does prevent selection of other drivers via the preferences window.
-S
--no-splash
Don't show the splash window during startup.
-a
--add
Don't clear the playlist before adding any MRLs; start playing the first new MRL.
-e
--enqueue
Don't clear the playlist before adding any MRLs; don't start playing the first new MRL.
-f
--full-screen
Start in full-screen mode.
-c Javascript
--command Javascript
Javascript command(s) to be executed immediately after starting up.
-C KEY=VALUE
--configure KEY=VALUE
Set configuration item KEY to VALUE, e.g. “-c gui.window_size=100%”.
-v
--verbose
Verbose mode: output information about plugins, the video stream, commands executed etc. Repeat for more verbosity.

Features

There are a couple of features which aren't immediately obvious: in full-screen mode, you can right-click to get access to the menus, or middle-click to show or hide the player controls.

See Also

http://www.xine-project.org/, xine(1), totem(1), kaffeine(1).
xine(5) for MRL syntax documentation (libxine >= 1.0.2).

Author

This manual page was written by Darren Salt <linux@youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk>. It is based on an older version written by Philipp Matthias Hahn <pmhahn@titan.lahn.de> for Debian.

Referenced By

gxine_client(1), xine(5).

11 November 2006