[MPlayer-users] MPlayer questions

sofasurfer at gmail.com sofasurfer at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 23:08:40 CET 2008

On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 21:50:41 +0000
Michael TD Nelson <m_nels at gmx.net> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have a couple of queries about mplayer usage... I compiled my
> current binary from fresh sources a couple of months ago. I have
> scanned through the man page, and googled my questions, all to no
> avail.
> 1. I'm using JACK audio output. Is there any way that I can reduce the
> volume to zero before playback starts? This is *really* important to
> me. My sound card has no hardware mixer. My (active studio monitor)
> speakers are *sensitive*. The volume controls on my speakers are
> little trim pots around the back of the cabinets - it's not feasible
> to turn them down before I launch a new file. I don't really want to
> insert a hardware mixer between the soundcard output and active
> speakers - I'd like to keep the analogue signal path as uncomplicated
> as possible.

try adding this to your .mplayer/config file:

> 2. I tend to launch mplayer by selecting video files using Konqueror.
> I expect that it's nothing to do with mplayer - but does anyone know
> of a way I can make a second or third file open in the same instance
> of mplayer - or add itself to a playlist?

I don't know if this is possible with mplayer, but smplayer (qt4 gui for
mplayer) can do this. You would just have to add '-add-to-playlist'
option in the file association menu. And also set in the
options -> preferences -> interface -> instances -> 'use only one
running instance of smplayer'


More information about the MPlayer-users mailing list