Re: [Howto] Successfully install the svn mplayer + gmplayer + all the codecs.
Good to see that you are persisting:
It is sometimes a struggle to get things just right but it will be worthwhile in the end. Have a look at what video output is available to you:
Originally Posted by Gouz
and have a play with these. The one that works best can be selected as default in an ~/.mplayer/conf file or selected on the command line as you have already found.
Subtitles go a little beyond the scope of my walkthrough which is designed to get you up and going rather than move through the program itself. But if you use the gui you will see a section under preferences marked 'Subtitles and OSD' which will get you started. For the command line you would normally load all your preferences into a configuration file in ~./mplayer. You should find many 'recipes' online to experiment with.
But otherwise the program is up and running with gui and on screen display + access to all codecs?
You think that's air you're breathing now?