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MPlayer Component, suitable for Linux and Windows
« on: March 24, 2014, 08:37:32 pm »
The MPlayer Component from Mattias Gaertner now also works for Lazarus/Windows Combination.

I needed a Cross Component for playing videos on a x86 X-System and also on x86 Microsoft Windows, so i decieded to push up the great working Component from Mattias.

New is the Property "MPlayerPath". For X-System leave it blank ( Player1.MPlayerPath :=''; ) but on a Microsoft Windows System, you have to fill it with a valid Path to mplayer.exe installation.
Also new is the Property "StartParam". This is for starting mplayer with special arguments like "-zoom".

Sample for Setup the Player:
  {$IFDEF Linux}
   MPlayerControl1.StartParam:='-vo x11 -zoom -fs';
  {$else $IFDEF Windows}
   // Download MPlayer generic for Windows and save under Programm Folder Directory
   //Download MPlayer WIN32-Generic
   MPlayerControl1.MPlayerPath:=extractfilepath(application.exename)+'MPlayer/mplayer.exe' ;
   MPlayerControl1.StartParam:='-zoom -fs';

Download MPlayer generic for Windows:

You can download the Component and Example for MPlayer at here:

Hope, it will be usefull.
Best regards, Michael
« Last Edit: June 06, 2014, 06:48:58 am by six1 »


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Re: MPlayer Component
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 02:27:49 am »
I did  a few improvements: I fixed the default file name under Linux, less hints, better error handling and better quoting the file name.


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Re: MPlayer Component, suitable for Linux and Windows
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2014, 09:03:11 pm »
The mplayer package now supports reading of video file properties and has all the usual events and methods you'd expect from a video player control.

A page on the wiki has been created:  (I've been meaning to add a usage notes section, but haven't got around to it and I'm out of time for now).

Recent changes have been tested on Windows 7/8 quite extensively, and, well, lightly under Linux.

Frame Capture under Windows seems to work best with the Direct3D renderer (TMPlayer1.StartParam := '-vo direct3d'), but under Linux (where you have to use '-vo x11') seems hit and miss...

The package also has a new demo that implements a fairly comprehensive video player (it's even got wheel mouse scroll for controlled stepping through the video (back or forth in 1/3 second increments), I work with underwater inspection video, wheel mouse scroll is very useful in this area).  See examples\FullFeatured\mplayerTestHarness.lpr
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Re: MPlayer Component, suitable for Linux and Windows
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 03:42:49 pm »
Hope, it will be usefull.
Best regards, Michael

Very good! Thank you for this information.



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