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How to Use Mplayer on Nokia N900

MPlayer is a free and open source media player. We can use Mplayer on Nokia N900 to play extra video formats which is unsupported by N900 default. The Nokia N900 has support H.264, MPEG-4, Xvid, WMV, H.263, avi, xvid. But you can not play all videos on N900. To play extra video formats  you have to download Mplayer from Applications. MPlayer is a very popular video player for linux and its a best package for maemo.

Mplayer Provides the best playback performance for mpeg4/divx/xvid videos. The N900 has the  capability of playing most non HD videos without any stutters or a loss of audio sync. Mplayer is basically command line player so if you don’t know how to use it with commands then here is the solution for your problem.It’s simple to use Mplayer with one of many available frontends like SiB.

How to ::

1. Download Mplayer from Multimedia Section and Install it.

2. Look for the application SiB in Multimedia Section and Install it. SiB is a GUI interface for Mplayer which allows you to play videos without knowing how to use the command line interface.

3. Now start the SiB application and add the movie / video folder and start playing them.

That’s it.  SiB automatically indexes all of video files available on device.

It opens mplayer when file is selected, I am listing here all keyboard shortcut available in mplayer.

That’s it. So you are all set to play unsupported video format files on your Nokia N900. I hope this post will help your. Let’s share your feedback with us.

Vishal Gaikar

Vishal Gaikar

Vishal Gaikar is a professional blogger from Pune, India. He is Software Engineer, Web Addicted. At Shake the Tech, he writes on Technology, Gadgets & so on. Follow me @vishal
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