mplayer

Usage

#Playing ISO DVD with mplayer
mplayer -dvd-device movie.iso dvd://1
 
#Play DVD on the G: drive
mplayer -fs dvd:// -dvd-device G:
 
# At runtime, press # to change language
 
#Play mediafile in loop
mplayer -loop 0 mediafile
 
#Play at a specific interval of a video
mplayer -ss 1:33:28 -endpos 1:50:15 -loop 0 <file>

Install Codecs

  1. Download Windows x86 xxxx from http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html
  2. Create a codecs folder
    mkdir /usr/lib/codecs
  3. Decompress the download archive and copy all files to /usr/lib/codecs
    unzip windows-essential-20071007.zip
    cd windows-essential-20071007
    cp * /usr/lib/codecs

Example of config file

If you use gmplayer, you can do it the preferences dialog, if not you should edit ~/.mplayer/config.
 
The settings for the config file are: subfont-autoscale and subfont-text-scale. Check the man pages (http://tivo-mplayer.sourceforge.net/docs/mplayer-man.html) for the values they can take.
 
As an example here's the part about subtitles in my config file:
#==========
# Subtitles
#==========
 
# VobSubs
#========
 
# Align VobSubs (-1: as they want to align themselves)
spualign=-1
 
# Anti-alias VobSubs (4: best and slowest)
spuaa=4
 
# Default VobSub language to select
slang=fi,fin,en,eng
 
 
# Text-based subtitles
#=====================
 
# Find subtitle files (1: load all subs containing movie name)
sub-fuzziness=1
 
# Font
font=/home/osmo/.fonts/sapientsans/Sapi005.ttf
 
# Font encoding
subfont-encoding=unicode
 
# Subtitle file encoding
utf8=yes
 
# Resample the font alphamap (10: bold black outline)
ffactor=10
 
# Subtitle position (100: as low as possible)
subpos=100
 
# Subtitle alignment at its position (2: bottom)
subalign=2
 
# Font size (2: proportional to movie width)
subfont-autoscale=2
 
# Font blur radius (default: 2)
subfont-blur=1.0
 
# font outline thickness (default: 2)
subfont-outline=1.0
 
# Autoscale coefficient of the subtitle (default: 5)
subfont-text-scale=4.0
 
# OSD
#====
 
# Autoscale coefficient of the OSD elements (default: 6)
subfont-osd-scale=4.2


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To check: /usr/bin/mplayer -noquiet -nofs -sub-fuzziness 1 -identify -slave -vo xv -ao alsa -zoom -nokeepaspect -input conf=/usr/share/smplayer/input.conf -stop-xscreensaver -wid 83886090 -monitorpixelaspect 1 -subfont-autoscale 1 -subfont-text-scale 5 -subcp ISO-8859-1 -aid 1 -subpos 100 -contrast 0 -brightness 0 -hue 0 -saturation 0 -nocache -ss 1275 -osdlevel 0 -vf-add screenshot -vf-add eq2,hue -channels 2 -af scaletempo -softvol -softvol-max 110 /media/some_videos_dvd/funny_video.avi

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1154431

#Squeeze
echo "deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org squeeze main non-free" >>/etc/apt/sources.list
aptitude update
aptitude -y install w32codecs libdvdcss2 mplayer