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    High quality video in terminal ???

    can somebody tell me if you can watch high quality video in terminal?

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    Re: High quality video in terminal ???

    please???anybody?

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    Re: High quality video in terminal ???

    Can you explain what you mean by "in terminal"?

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    Re: High quality video in terminal ???

    without x i think...without gnome or any other desktop.just with terminal....because i just managed to watch with ascii.

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    Re: High quality video in terminal ???

    I realize that this thread is a few months old, but since I just ran into the same problem and had to spend about an hour trying to figure it out, with no luck finding a solution online, I though I'd post my results for anyone who may be faced with this in the future.

    My main computer just died so I had to take my motherboard back for warranty. Meanwhile I pulled out my old toshiba laptop, and since its video card can't handle running gnome and a movie at the same time, I was looking for how to do just that: play a movie in terminal without needing gnome...

    I ended up installing mplayer with

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    sudo apt-get install mplayer
    and through terminal I run

    Code:
    sudo mplayer -vo svga -ao sdl movie.avi
    which seems to work just fine.

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    Re: High quality video in terminal ???

    I appreciate that it can be fun watching a movie in the terminal... but.. seriously?

    if your hardware isn't up to scratch to handle gnome AND a video playing it might be time to start saving!
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    Re: High quality video in terminal ???

    Quote Originally Posted by joey-elijah View Post
    I appreciate that it can be fun watching a movie in the terminal... but.. seriously?

    if your hardware isn't up to scratch to handle gnome AND a video playing it might be time to start saving!
    This is not a hardware case since sometimes you may need to view a video on terminal especially when you are dealing with 10+ boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebox View Post
    can somebody tell me if you can watch high quality video in terminal?
    You could use the linux framebuffer. Try:
    Code:
     mplayer -vo fbdev -fs <videofile.ext>
    to play it in fullscreen mode in the console.(Alt+F[1-6])
    rm -rf /bin/laden

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    Re: High quality video in terminal ???

    Please don't bump old threads to the top.

    Closed.

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