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A video and audio player for macOS

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How to fix "undefined symbols" for compiling mplayer

When I try to compile mplayer on MacOS (12.4) I get an error Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64: "_x264_encoder_open_163", referenced from: _X264_init in libavcodec.a(libx264....
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How do I reinstall/recompile `mplayer` on MacOS 12.2.1?

How do I reinstall/recompile mplayer on MacOS 12.2.1? Since an update from version 10 to version 12 mplayer does not play videos correctly anymore (Mplayer shows movie on a quarter screen only). In ...
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Mplayer shows movie on a quarter screen only

I just did an upgrade to MacOS 12.2.1 on a MacBook Air and now when I use mplayer to watch a video only a quarter of the area is shown. The rest is black! Here a screenshot: How can this be fixed so ...
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How to fix freezing mplayer on Mac for music play?

I want to play music on a MacBook Air (10.14.6) with mplayer on the command line. But sometimes when I load a page in a browser, the music briefly stops, and then continues. Sometimes even for some ...
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Stereo, echo sound effects in MPlayer after upgrade to Big Sur

After upgrading to macOS BigSur (v11) I notice strange effects in music playback with MPlayer. It sounds as if there is a new equaliser enabled. The music sounds to be played back in stereo and ...
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iMovie movie cannot be played on Mac!

I have been rendering a movie using iMovie (10.1.14) on a Mac 10.14.6 with output to a file with some settings (resolution 540p, Quality High, Compression: Faster), but whenever I am trying to play ...
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How to avoid lags when listening to music on a Mac?

On a Mac 10.13.6 I am usually listening to music using the command line command mplayer. However, when the computer is under rather heavy load, the music sometimes stops for a fraction of a second up ...
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How to compile/install mplayer on MacOS with subtitle support?

In order to play video files with a sub title file on MacOS 10.13.6 on the command line: How to install mplayer so that I am able to use subtitles? I tried the following suggestion made in some ...
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MPlayerX frame skip keyboard shortcut

While playing a video in MPlayerX the right and left arrows skip ahead and back 10s respectively. When paused, the right arrow goes ahead 1 frame but the left arrow still goes back 10s. How do I skip ...
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Is there a video app which can position subtitles over black bars?

I've been happily using VLC for all video playback but now realised it's missing a feature I think is quite essential – having subtitles placed on the black bar below a movie instead of in the actual ...
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MplayerX playback positions

MplayerX, not only remembers what I've watched but also is able to resume playback at a later invocation. As stated here "MPlayerX saves playback positions in plist file ~/Library/Application Support/...
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Where does MplayerX keep its playback history?

MplayerX, not only remembers what I've watched but also is able to resume playback at a later invocation. For example, if I watch media-file abc.m4v for 4 minutes and then quit the program. Then ...
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Building mPlayer from Source - Error

Trying to build mplayer from source for applying patches. ./configure works fine, but it leads me to this error Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64: "_fribidi_reorder_line", referenced ...
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How to play Apple ProRes 422 outside of QuickTime?

I've received a number of videos encoded in Apple ProRes 422, and it plays fine in QuickTime 7 or X. However, I can't open them in any other player (VLC, mplayer, etc. etc.). What can I do to let ...
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