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

Alexander Roalter alex at roalter.it
Mon May 19 20:20:31 CEST 2008

J. Adam Craig 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
>> difference.
> Thank you both for your responses.  I have tried both as you suggested, but I still see a green blip before video playback (although I think it may last shorter than without the "colorkey" option).  The command I have entered is a follows (on Windows XP).
> <path to mplayer> -vm -colorkey 010101 -adapter 2 "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Pamplin_short_HDTV.mov"
> Your continued assistance is greatly needed and appreciated.

Apart from the colorkey, does this happen with any video or only with 
this one, as I own a DVD where I also see a green blip at the beginning, 
but this b/c of a mastering error and subsequently a decoding error 
(some copy protection crap is the main reason for this).


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