[MPlayer-users] Change the colour of the green screen

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de
Mon May 19 19:04:37 CEST 2008

On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 05:02:56PM +0100, Phil Rhodes wrote:
> > Whenever I launch my Windows install of MPlayer to play a .mov file in
> > fullscreen mode, I see a brief blip in which a green screen is displayed
> > before my video starts.  Is there a way to change the colour of that
> > screen to black?  We are showing the film to a theatre audience, and I
> > would prefer them not to see a green flash before the film begins.
> Look up the -colorkey option:
> mplayer -colorkey 000000 myfile.avi
> ...will play all files with a black colorkey. If you minimise the mplayer 
> playback window, you may find that bits of video show through on any area of 
> the desktop that is black (such as text) but that's probably an OK tradeoff 
> in your situation.

Well, colorkey 0x010101 probably fixes that with out any real visible

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