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Re: movie player for linux

  • Subject: Re: movie player for linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 14:50:51 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.misc
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [ Dan Espen ] on Sunday 21 May 2006 13:43 \__

> "Michal Jonik" <michal.jonik@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I am looking for a media player having a specific feature: automatic
>> opening next part of a movie. So for example after playing "The Movie
>> CD1.avi" the player looks for "The Movie CD2.avi" and when such a file
>> exists it is automagicaly opened.
>> I know a few players for Windows having that feature but I cannot find
>> anything for linux. Of course it is possible to use playlists but I
>> don't want to do it that way.
>> Thanks for any suggestions.
> You can use mencoder to combine the files.
> The syntax is a bit tricky, at least I found it so.
> mplayer will play the files in sequence from the command line:
> mplayer The\ Movie\ CD*.avi

Kaffeine (part of KDE, comes with SuSE) plays entire directories and does so
in sequence without any latencies. Quite good for that purpose...

Hope it helps,


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