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smplayer(1)			   SMPlayer			   smplayer(1)

       SMPlayer	- The best GUI frontend	for MPlayer

       smplayer	 [-minigui] [-mpcgui] [-defaultgui] [-config-path _directory_]
       [-send-action	   _action_name_]	[-actions	_action_list_]
       [[-no]-close-at-end]  [[-no]-fullscreen]	 [-sub	_subtitle_file_] [-pos
       _x_ _y_]	[-size _width_ _height_] [-add-to-playlist]  [-disable-server]
       [-help|--help|-h|-?] [_media1_] [_media2_]...

       SMPlayer	 is  a GUI media player	based on Qt 4, using mplayer(1)	as its

	      Open the mini GUI	instead	of the default one.

	      Open the mpc GUI instead of the default one.

	      Open the default gui.

       -config-path <directory>
	      Specify the directory for	the configuration files	(smplayer.ini,

       -send-action <action_name>
	      Try to make a connection to another running instance and send to
	      it the specified action.

	      Example: smplayer	-send-action pause

	      The rest of options (if any) will	be ignored and the application
	      will exit. It will return	0 on success or	-1 on failure.

       -actions	<action_list>
	      <action_list>  is	a list of actions separated by spaces. The ac-
	      tions will be executed just after	loading	the file (if  any)  in
	      the  same	 order	as  input. For switchable actions you can pass
	      true or false as parameter.

	      Example: smplayer "fullscreen	compact	true"

	      Quotes are necessary in case you pass more than one action.

	      Close the	main window when the file/playlist finishes.

	      Do not close the main window when	the file/playlist finishes.

	      Play the video in	fullscreen mode.

	      Play the video in	windowed mode.

       -sub   Specify the subtitle file	to be  loaded  (for  the  first	 video

       -pos <x>	<y>
	      Specify the coordinates where the	main window will be displayed.

       -size <width> <height>
	      Specify the size of the main window.

       -h, -help, --help, -?
	      Show the help message and	then exit.

	      If there is another instance running, the	media will be added to
	      that instance's playlist.	If there is no	other  instance,  this
	      option will be ignored and the files will	be opened in a new in-

	      Disables the server used to communicate  with  other  instances.
	      This also	disables the possibility to use	a single instance.

       <media1>	<media2> ...
	      Any kind of file that SMPlayer can open. It can be a local file,
	      a	DVD (e.g. dvd://1), an Internet	stream (e.g. mms://....) or  a
	      local playlist in	format m3u or pls.


       The author of SMPlayer is Ricardo Villalba <>.

       This  manual page was written by	Matvey Kozhev <> for
       the Ubuntu project (but may be used by others).	Has  been  updated  by
       greengreat <>	for the	SMPlayer project (July 2009).

       Permission  is  granted to copy,	distribute and/or modify this document
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License,  Version  2  or  any
       later version published by the Free Software Foundation.	On Debian sys-
       tems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be	 found
       in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

       Please submit bugs to

The SMPlayer Project		 January 2012			   smplayer(1)


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