smplayer man page

SMPlayer — The best GUI frontend for MPlayer

Synopsis

smplayer [-minigui] [-mpcgui] [-defaultgui] [-config-path <directory>] [-send-action <action_name>] [-actions <action_list>] [[-no]-close-at-end] [[-no]-fullscreen] [-sub <subtitle_file>] [-pos <x> <y>] [-size <width> <height>] [-add-to-playlist] [-disable-server] [-help|--help|-h|-?] [<media1>] [<media2>]...

Description

SMPlayer is a GUI media player based on Qt 4, using mplayer(1) as its backend.

Options

-minigui
Open the mini GUI instead of the default one.
-mpcgui
Open the mpc GUI instead of the default one.
-defaultgui
Open the default gui.
-config-path <directory>
Specify the directory for the configuration files (smplayer.ini, smplayer_files.ini...).
-send-action <action_name>

Try to make a connection to another running instance and send to it the specified action.

Example: smplayer -send-action pause

The rest of options (if any) will be ignored and the application will exit. It will return 0 on success or -1 on failure.

-actions <action_list>

<action_list> is a list of actions separated by spaces. The actions will be executed just after loading the file (if any) in the same order as input. For switchable actions you can pass true or false as parameter.

Example: smplayer -actions.br "fullscreen compact true"

Quotes are necessary in case you pass more than one action.

-close-at-end
Close the main window when the file/playlist finishes.
-no-close-at-end
Do not close the main window when the file/playlist finishes.
-fullscreen
Play the video in fullscreen mode.
-no-fullscreen
Play the video in windowed mode.
-sub
Specify the subtitle file to be loaded (for the first video only).
-pos <x> <y>
Specify the coordinates where the main window will be displayed.
-size <width> <height>
Specify the size of the main window.
-h, -help, --help, -?
Show the help message and then exit.
-add-to-playlist
If there is another instance running, the media will be added to that instance's playlist. If there is no other instance, this option will be ignored and the files will be opened in a new instance.
-disable-server
Disables the server used to communicate with other instances. This also disables the possibility to use a single instance.
<media1> <media2> ...
Any kind of file that SMPlayer can open. It can be a local file, a DVD (e.g. dvd://1), an Internet stream (e.g. mms://....) or a local playlist in format m3u or pls.

See Also

mplayer(1)

Author

The author of SMPlayer is Ricardo Villalba <rvm@users.sourceforge.net>.

This manual page was written by Matvey Kozhev <sikon@lucidfox.org> for the Ubuntu project (but may be used by others). Has been updated by greengreat <gmeildeno@gmail.com> for the SMPlayer project (July 2009).

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation. On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

Bugs

Please submit bugs to http://sourceforge.net/projects/smplayer.

Info

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