[MPlayer-users] Using the -geometry switch

Miriam English mim at miriam-english.org
Mon Aug 20 09:21:24 EEST 2018

Using a colon in the geometry command works fine for me, for example
mplayer  -geometry 50%:50%  video.mp4
mplayer  -geometry 800:400  video.mp4

The format in the manual is
-geometry x[%][:y[%]] or [WxH][+x+y]

Silvio Levy wrote:
>> Silvio wrote: 'For me it works fine with this command: mplayer
>>    -geometry -0+0 file`
>> No : ?
> That's right, no colon.  The form of the argument I use is
> <width>x<height>+xpos+ypos
> where width and height can be omitted (the default is used) and the
> plus can also be minus indicating that the position is relative to the
> right and top edges. So -0+0 means place the window at the right (-0)
> and top (+0) edges of the screen, which is the corner you want, I think.
> Silvio
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