Multi-threaded MPlayer

I want to make MPlayer utilise more than one core. I searched a bit and found a tutorial and a discussion about this. The solution is to run the mplayer executable with the -lavdopts option like this:
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YouTube fullscreen in SeaMonkey

Recently, I realised I can no longer watch YouTube videos in fullscreen. The switch to HTML5 is something that I have missed to notice… Now the videos cannot be shown in fullscreen mode. Read the rest of this entry »


Sound over HDMI cable

My laptop has an Intel video card and an HDMI port, that I want to use for audio signal output, as well. Unfortunatelly, sound over HDMI does not work out-of-the-box, so I searched for a solution. There are good instructions at the Arch Linux Wiki. Read the rest of this entry »


Quod Libet: an audio player with a XINE backend

An audio player that can use XINE as its backend is Quod Libet. XINE comes with the default Slackware install, and the package you need specifically is xine-lib. Quod Libet is available at SBo, but the version there is quite outdated at the moment. Read the rest of this entry »


Cyrillic in the XMMS playlist

In the XMMS playlist, the default font for GTK1 does not display correctly Cyrillic file names. A commonly used encoding for Cyrillic text is CP1251. Read the rest of this entry »