[MPlayer-users] How to fit video, in mplayer, to full screen keeping aspect ratio and adding the black bars - without stretching

film123 at gmail.com film123 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 20:15:28 CET 2011

Thanks, but I want it to run from a Ubuntu bash script without using a

Something like:

DISPLAY=:0 mplayer -fs -slave -quiet -idle -loop 0 -playlist
/home/barry/playlist1.txt -shuffle -input file=/home/barry/pipe &

This works except it stretches the image to fit the screen in both

Thanks, Barry

On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 2:01 PM, Murray Colpman <muzerakascooby at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 02/02/11 19:04, film123 at gmail.com wrote:
> > Hello.
> > Anyone know the command line to play a video in mplayer so that it fits
> the
> > full screen (16:9) and automatically adds black bars top and bottom if
> > required or right and left side if required.
> > What I do now is add padding to each frame with  ffmpeg.
> > Thanks, Barry
> >
> press "f" - if you're using a decent video output driver (eg xv)
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