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    Weird Mplayer issue

    Hi all

    I started using mplayer to play videos as it is very very solid. That said, I am having an issue with it at the moment. I can adjust the volume as much as I want, but it doesn't actually do anything. I even muted in mplayer and nothing happened.

    Has anyone experienced this? I can use the master volume control ok obviously, but I like to use each applications controls and leave the master alone.

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    Re: Weird Mplayer issue

    I've never had that issue with Mplayer. But since we are on the subject, I've gotta throw in a shameless plug for VLC. It would especially rock for your purposes because it not only has isolated volume control, but it also has built in amplification up to 200%
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    Re: Weird Mplayer issue

    Thanks...no problem for the shameless plug, VLC has always annoyed me over my varied attempts to use it over the years. Its track timer bar has always been hit or miss and I don't like anything with built in codecs...I want to control things myself...

    I had the same issue in SMPlayer, but there I realised that the flag was set to use the system mixer for volume, which I then changed. Mplayer presumably has the same flag set somewhere...I will find it
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    Re: Weird Mplayer issue

    Have you tried this command line option?:

    Code:
    mplayer -softvol

    Oh, and you can get the increased amplification with:

    Code:
    mplayer -softvol -softvol-max 200
    Last edited by briguy47; June 15th, 2009 at 07:27 PM. Reason: Added amplification info.
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    Re: Weird Mplayer issue

    Superb, thanks
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    Re: Weird Mplayer issue

    Quote Originally Posted by PureLoneWolf View Post
    Superb, thanks
    I'm guessing that it worked? Wootz!
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