pia man page

pia — play media files

Synopsis

pia [ options ] movie

Description

pia is a small X11 tool which plays movie files.

Options

pia understands the usual toolkit options (-geometry + friends). Additional options are:

-h
display help text
-v
be verbose.
-debug
enable debug messages.
-dsp <dev>
Use OSS device <dev> for sound.
-noxv
Disable Xvideo extension.
-nogl
Disable OpenGL.
-noaudio
Don't play sound.
-novideo
Don't play video.
-slow n
Slowdown video playback by factor n. n=2 doubles playback time, ... This also turns off audio playback.

Supported Movie Formats

Main purpose of this utility is to playback movie files recorded by xawtv, motv and streamer. It should be able to playback every Avi or QuickTime movie written by one of the mentioned utilities. Feel free to submit a bug report if this doesn't work for some file.

QuickTime

pia uses libquicktime to decode quicktime movies, thus it should be able to decode and playback all movies with codecs supported by libquicktime.

Avi

Avi support is very limited. Video: uncompressed RGB data (15 and 24 bpp) and mjpeg is supported. Audio: only uncompressed PCM data works.

Wav

Wav files are playable too, with the same limitation like Avi audio: only uncompressed PCM data.

Author

Gerd Knorr <kraxel@bytesex.org>

Info

(c) 2002 Gerd Knorr