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XINE(1)			    General Commands Manual		       XINE(1)

       xine - a	free video player

       xine [options] [MRL] ...

       This manual page	documents briefly the xine audio/video player.

       xine  plays  MPEG  system  (audio  and  video) streams, mpeg elementary
       streams (e.g. .mp3 or .mpv files), mpeg transport streams,  ogg	files,
       avi files, asf files, quicktime files, (S)VCDs and DVDs and many	more.

       The  programs  follow  the usual	GNU command line syntax, with long op-
       tions starting with two dashes (`--').  A summary of  options  are  in-
       cluded  below.	For  a	complete  description,	see  README and	FAQ in
       /usr/local/share/doc/xine-ui or on the xine home	page.

       -h, --help
	      Show summary of options and available output drivers (plugins).

	      Set verbose level.

       -c, --config _file_
	      Use config file instead of default one.

       -a, --audio-channel _num_
	      Select the given audio channel. _num_ is the audio channel  num-
	      ber, default is 0.
	      xine  0.5	 and  newer  tries its best to collect all valid audio
	      channels (ac3, mpeg audio, avi audio, ...) from the  stream  and
	      maps them	to "virtual channels" with channel numbers starting at

       -V, --video-driver _drv_
	      Select video driver. Check out xine --help for a list of	avail-
	      able  video  output  plugins  on	your system. This selection is
	      stored automatically in your ~/.xine/config so  you'll  have  to
	      specify the video	driver only once.

       -A, --audio-driver _drv_
	      Select  audio driver. Check out xine --help for a	list of	avail-
	      able audio output	plugins	on  your  system.  This	 selection  is
	      stored  automatically  in	 your ~/.xine/config so	you'll have to
	      specify the audio	driver only once.

       -u, --spu-channel _num_
	      Select subpicture	(subtitle) channel. _num_  is  the  subpicture
	      channel id, default is no	subtitle (-1).

       -p, --auto-play=[f][F][h][w][q][d][v]
	      Start playing immediately	after start. Can be followed by:
	      `f' in fullscreen	mode,
	      `F' in xinerama fullscreen mode,
	      `h' hide GUI (main panel,	etc...),
	      `w' hide video output window,
	      `q' for quitting after playback,
	      It is also possible to request the playlist from DVD `d',	or VCD
	      `v'.  There is now a more	generic	option,	--auto-scan, for  that
	      (see below).

       -s, --auto-scan _plugin_
	      Auto-scan	 playlist  from	named input plugin. Many plugins allow
	      to read a	default	playlist, in order to  play  everything.  This
	      works fine for DVDs or VCDs, for example.	Giving this option has
	      the same effect as pressing the according	button on xine's  main

	      This  option is especially useful	in combination with auto-play.
	      You could	start xine --auto-play --auto-scan  dvd	 in  order  to
	      play a whole DVD without having to press any additional buttons.
	      This also	works for plugins that are  not	 supplied  with	 xine,
	      just give	the name of the	button that the	desired	plugin adds to
	      the xine panel!

       -f, --fullscreen
	      Switch xine to fullscreen	mode on	start (just like pressing `f')

       -F, --xineramafull
	      Switch xine to xinerama fullscreen  mode	on  start  (just  like
	      pressing `F').  That is to say, try to expand display on several
	      screens. Screens to use are defined in config file.

       -g, --hide-gui
	      Hide all GUI windows (except the video window) on	start. This is
	      the same as pressing `G' within xine.

       -H, --hide-video
	      Hide video output	window.

       -L, --no-lirc
	      Turn off LIRC support. This option is only available if xine has
	      been compiled with LIRC support.

       --visual	_visual-class-or-id_
	      Try to use a specific X11	server visual for xine	windows.   The
	      _visual-class-or-id_ parameter is	either the name	of an X11 vis-
	      ual  class  (StaticGray,	GrayScale,  StaticColor,  PseudoColor,
	      TrueColor	 or  DirectColor)  or the hexadecimal value for	a spe-
	      cific X11	visual.

	      When used	with a visual class name, xine tries to	 find  such  a
	      visual  with  depth  15 or 16, 24, 32 or 8 (in that order).  The
	      default visual class used	by xine	in absence of a	 --visual  op-
	      tion is TrueColor.

	      If  no  usable  visual  is found,	xine falls back	to the default
	      visual used on the X11 server's root window.

	      When using an X11	visual with changeable colors (colormaps), in-
	      stall a private colormap for xine. With a	private	colormap, xine
	      can allocate more	colors so that video output may	look better.

       --keymap	[=option]
	      Display keymap. Option are:
	      `default'	display	default	keymap table,
	      `lirc' display draft of a	~/.lircrc config file,
	      `remapped' user remapped keymap table,
	      `file:<file>' use	file as	keymap table,
	      If no option is given, `default' is selected.

       -n, --network
	      Enable network remote control server.   To  use  network	remote
	      control  server,	a  password  file is required.	If xine	cannot
	      find it, the server is stopped.  The syntax of the password file
	      follows the (familiar) scheme <identification>:<password>. Since
	      cryptography is subject to legal issues in some  countries,  the
	      password	is  not	encrypted and also transmitted unencrypted, so
	      take care	with remote connections.  Two (optional) generic rules
	      are available as well (one at a time)
	      In the first case, all clients are allowed to execute all	avail-
	      able commands, without restriction. In the second	 case,	no-one
	      is allowed to execute any	commands, except identified users (us-
	      ing 'identify' command).

	      If a password entry begins with an asterisk  `*',	 the  user  is
	      blocked.	If  a  password	 entry is empty, the full entry	is ig-
	      nored. Here is an	example	of a small ~/.xine/passwd file:


	      This will	allow only 'daniel' to execute commands, after a  suc-
	      cessfully	identifying stage.

	      The  default  port of the	server is 6789,	this number is totally
	      arbitrary. You can connect the server using a simple telnet com-
	      telnet localhost 6789
	      To  change  the  default	port,  you  can	 (as  root)  edit your
	      /etc/services, and add an	entry like this:

	      xinectl	 7890/tcp	 # xine	control

	      This will	change the default port	from 6789 to 7890, and	create
	      a	"human"	service	called xinectl.

	      The server itself	offers command help/syntax:
	      help [command]
	      Without  command	specified, all available commands will be dis-
	      played.  If a command is specified, short	text about the command
	      functionality will be given.
	      syntax _command_
	      Display the command syntax.

       -R, --root
	      Use root window as video window.

       -G, --geometry _WxH[+X+Y]_
	      You  can set video output	size and position using	the X like ge-
	      ometry (see X(7)).  X and	Y offset are optional.

       -B, --borderless
	      Remove borders of	video output window, in	windowed mode.

       -N, --animation _mrl_
	      Specify one or more mrl to play with audio only streams.

       -P, --playlist _filename_
	      Use file as playlist. Known formats are: asx, toxine, m3u,  pls,
	      sfv and raw text file.

       -l, --loop [=mode]
	      Set  playlist  loop  mode. If mode isn't specified, mode loop is
	      used. Possible modes are:
	      loop: loop entire	playlist.
	      repeat: repeat current playlist entry.
	      shuffle: select randomly an entry	in playlist from those not yet
	      shuffle+:	same as	shuffle, but indefinitely replay the playlist.

       --skin-server-url _url_
	      Define the skin server url.

       --enqueue _mrl_...
	      Enqueue one or more mrl in a running session (session 0).
	      If you want to specify another session, use -S session=x option.

       -S, --session _option1,option2,..._
	      Session managements. All options can be used more	than one time,
	      except session.
	      Options are:
	      session=n	specify	session	<n> number,
	      mrl=m	add mrl	<m> to the playlist,
	      audio=c	select audio channel (<c>: next	or prev),
	      spu=c	select spu channel (<c>: next or prev),
	      volume=v	set audio volume (<v>: 0 to 100),
	      amp=v	set audio amplification	of instance (<v>: 0 to 200),
	      loop=m	set loop mode (<m>: none loop repeat shuffle or	 shuf-
	      get_speed	      get current speed	status.	Return values are:
		  - 1: error
		  - 2: stop
		  - 3: play
		  - 4: pause
		  - 5: slow4
		  - 6: slow2
		  - 7: fast2
		  - 8: fast4
	      get_time[=p|pos]	get  current position status in	seconds, or in
	      position in stream (0..65535).
		<p> can	be:
		  clear:     clear the playlist,
		  first:     play first	entry in the playlist,
		  prev:	     play previous playlist entry,
		  next:	     play next playlist	entry,
		  last:	     play last entry in	the playlist,
		  load:s:    load playlist file	<s>,
		  stop:	     stop playback at the end of the current playback,
		  cont:	     continue playback at the end of current playback.
	      There are	also some self explanatory options.
		  play,	 slow2,	 slow4,	 pause,	 fast2,	 fast4,	 stop,	 quit,
	      fullscreen, eject.

       -Z     Don't  automatically start playback, affect only auto-start when
	      smart mode is used.

       -D, --deinterlace [post[:..][;]]
	      Deinterlace video	output.	You can	override configuration	option
	      of  post(s)  used	 to deinterlace	the output picture. See	--post
	      for syntax.

       -r, --aspect-ratio _mode_
	      Set aspect ratio of video	output.	<mode> can be:	auto,  square,
	      4:3, anamorphic, dvb.

       --broadcast-port	_port_
	      Set  port	 of  xine  broadcaster (master side), slave is started
	      with 'xine slave://address:port'

	      Don't display the	logo.

       -E, --no-reload
	      Don't reload old playlist. Playlist  is  saved  when  you	 leave
	      xine,  then  it  is  reloaded and	played the next	time you lanch
	      xine. This feature can be	disabled via setup window.

       --post _plugin_[:parameter=value][,...][;...]
	      Load one or more post plugin(s). Parameters are comma separated.
	      This  option can be used more than one time to chain two or more
	      video postprocess	plugins. You can specify two or	 more  plugin,
	      which may	be separated by	a semi-colon ';'.

	      Don't  enable post plugin(s). This way, you can specify one more
	      plugin to	use, using the --post command line option,  but	 don't
	      enable those effects.

	      Don't display the	splash screen.

	      Turn on controlling xine over STDIN.

       -T, --tvout_backend_
	      Turn on TVout support. <backend> can be: nvtv, ati.

	      Display  the  list of available plugins. Optional	<type> can be:
	      audio_out, video_out, demux, input,  sub,	 post,	audio_decoder,

	      Enable  bug  report  mode.  This turns verbosity on, gathers all
	      output messages and writes them to a file	named  BUG-REPORT.TXT.
	      If  <mrl>	 is given, xine	will play that mrl then	quit (like -pq

       If you don't specify any	MRL, you'll have to select a file by drag  and
       drop.  Dragging files from the GNOME Midnight Commander (gmc), Nautilus
       or Konqueror is known to	work.

MRL (media resource locator)
       MRLs are	similar	to URLs	in your	web browser. They describe  the	 media
       to  read	 from. xine(5) describes them in some detail. xine extends the
       syntax as follows:

	      This is the xine-ui specific way to define the subtitle file  to
	      use. The filename	will be	extracted by the frontend, that	permit
	      to change	it, save it in a playlist, etc...

       After a delimiting # you	can add	several	stream parameters:

	      video will be ignored

	      audio will be ignored

       nospu  subpictures will be ignored

       demux:_demux name_
	      specify the demux	plugin to use

	      set audio	volume

	      set audio	dynamic	range compression

       <config entry>:<config value>
	      assign a new value to any	config entry

       change configuration option 'on the fly':
	      You can change a configuration option at anytime,	using the spe-
	      cial cfg:/ mrl style.  The syntax	is:
		   cfg:/<config	entry> : <config value>
	      Unlike  stream  config  option,  you  can	change anything	before
	      playing the stream.

       Many features can be controlled by pressing control keys. `M-'  is  the
       Meta  key  (`Alt'  key on PC keyboard), `C-' is the Control `CTRL' key,
       other special keys are delimited	by `<' and `>'	characters,  e.g.  the
       `HOME' key is displayed as <home>.  The default key bindings are:

	      Start playback

	      Playback pause toggle

       S      Stop playback

       t      Take a snapshot

       e      Eject the	current	medium

       <Next> Select and play next MRL in the playlist

	      Select and play previous MRL in the playlist

       l      Loop mode	toggle

       C-s    Scan playlist to grab stream infos

       C-a    Add a mediamark from current playback

       C-e    Edit selected mediamark

       <Left> Set position to -60 seconds in current stream

	      Set position to +60 seconds in current stream

	      Set position to -30 seconds in current stream

	      Set position to +30 seconds in current stream

	      Set position to -15 seconds in current stream

	      Set position to +15 seconds in current stream

	      Set position to -7 seconds in current stream

	      Set position to +7 seconds in current stream

       C-0    Set position to beginning	of current stream

       C-1    Set position to 10% of current stream

       C-2    Set position to 20% of current stream

       C-3    Set position to 30% of current stream

       C-4    Set position to 40% of current stream

       C-5    Set position to 50% of current stream

       C-6    Set position to 60% of current stream

       C-7    Set position to 70% of current stream

       C-8    Set position to 80% of current stream

       C-9    Set position to 90% of current stream

       <Up>   Increment	playback speed

       <Down> Decrement	playback speed

	      Reset playback speed

       V      Increment	audio volume

       v      Decrement	audio volume

       C-V    Increment	amplification level

       C-v    Decrement	amplification level

       C-A    Reset amplification to default value

       C-m    Audio muting toggle

       <plus> Select next audio	channel

	      Select previous audio channel

	      Select next sub picture (subtitle) channel

	      Select previous sub picture (subtitle) channel

       i      Interlaced mode toggle

       a      Cycle aspect ratio values

       <less> Reduce the output	window size by factor 1.2

	      Enlarge the output window	size by	factor 1.2

       M-1    Set video	output window to 50%

       M-2    Set video	output window to 100%

       M-3    Set video	output window to 200%

       z      Zoom in

       Z      Zoom out

       C-z    Zoom in horizontally

       C-Z    Zoom out horizontally

       M-z    Zoom in vertically

       M-Z    Zoom out vertically

       C-M-z  Reset zooming

       s      Resize output window to stream size

       f      Fullscreen toggle

       F      Xinerama fullscreen toggle

       b      Video window borders appearance toggle

	      Jump to media Menu

       <F1>   Jump to Title Menu

       <F2>   Jump to Root Menu

       <F3>   Jump to Subpicture Menu

       <F4>   Jump to Audio Menu

       <F5>   Jump to Angle Menu

       <F6>   Jump to Part Menu

       <Keypad Up>
	      Menu navigate up

       <Keypad Down>
	      Menu navigate down

       <Keypad Left>
	      Menu navigate left

       <Keypad Right>
	      Menu navigate right

       <Keypad Enter>
	      Menu select

       <Keypad Next>
	      Jump to next chapter

       <Keypad Prior>
	      Jump to previous chapter

       <Keypad Home>
	      Select next angle

       <Keypad End>
	      Select previous angle

       M-h    Visibility toggle	of help	window

       M-P    Visibility toggle	of video post effect window

       C-M-P  Toggle post effect usage

       h      Visibility toggle	of output window

       g      Visibility toggle	of UI windows

       M-c    Visibility toggle	of control window

       M-m    Visibility toggle	of mrl browser window

       M-p    Visibility toggle	of playlist editor window

       M-s    Visibility toggle	of the setup window

       M-e    Visibility toggle	of the event sender window

       M-t    Visibility toggle	of analog TV window

       M-l    Visibility toggle	of log viewer

       M-i    Visibility toggle	of stream info window

       C-i    Display stream information using OSD

       M-k    Enter key	binding	editor

       C-o    Open file	selector

       C-S    Select a subtitle	file

       C-d    Download a skin from the skin server

       C-t    Display MRL/Ident	toggle

	      Grab pointer toggle

       0      Enter the	number 0

       1      Enter the	number 1

       2      Enter the	number 2

       3      Enter the	number 3

       4      Enter the	number 4

       5      Enter the	number 5

       6      Enter the	number 6

       7      Enter the	number 7

       8      Enter the	number 8

       9      Enter the	number 9

	      Add 10 to	the next entered number

	      Set  position  in	 current  stream to numeric percentage See the
	      section on "Numeric Input" below.

       M-<Up> Set position forward by numeric argument in current stream

	      Set position back	by numeric argument in current stream

       m      Change audio video syncing (delay	video)

       n      Change audio video syncing (delay	audio)

       <Home> Reset audio video	syncing	offset

       M      Change subtitle syncing (delay video)

       N      Change subtitle syncing (delay subtitles)

       C-M-o  Toggle TV	modes (on the DXR3)

       d      Switch Monitor to	DPMS standby mode

       C-l    Stop playback after played stream

       q      Quit the program

   Third party plugins
       Following shortcuts are used by third party plugins, generally for  DVD

       <KeyPad Up>
	      Up event.

       <KeyPad Down>
	      Down event.

       <KeyPad Left>
	      Left event.

       <KeyPad Right>
	      Right event.

       <KeyPad Prior>
	      Prior event.

       <KeyPad Next>
	      Next event.

       <KeyPad End>
	      Previous angle event.

       <KeyPad Home>
	      Next angle event.

       <KeyPad Enter>
	      Select event

   Synchronization fine	tuning
       Some streams have bad timestamps, so synchronization fails. This	can be
       tweaked using these keys:

       n      press if video lags behind audio

       m      press if video runs ahead	of audio

       <home> press to reset audio/video offset	to 0, so stream	timestamps are

   Subtitle synchronization
       You can adjust subtitle synchronization by using	these keys:

       M / N

   Numeric Input
       You can specify a numeric argument to be	applied	to a command typing in
       a number	and then entering a function key. For example entering	"99/",
       that is,	the number-9 key twice and then	the slash key, you should seek
       99% of the current stream.

       The new VCD/SVCD	plugin allows some numeric input.  Entering  a	number
       followed	 by  the "Select event"	(by default the	keypad enter), one can
       go to a specific	"Chapter" (track or entry)  or	selection  number.  As
       this  is	 a relatively new feature, perhaps over	time more plugins will
       make use	of numeric selection.

       Other commands that can be numeric prefaced by a	numeric	 argument  are
       next/previous   MRL   (MRL_NEXT,	  MRL_PRIOR),  next/previous  subtitle
       (SPU_NEXT, SPU_PRIOR), and next/previous	audio channel (AUDIOCHAN_NEXT,
       AUDIOCHAN_PRIOR).  With	a  numeric prefix, it is as though one entered
       that command the	number of times.  Here,	the argument 0,	since it would
       otherwise meaningless, is interpreted here to be	1 instead.

       Admittedly the use of numeric input here	is of limited value. Over time
       perhaps more useful commands like specifying  a	specific  or  absolute
       MRL, subtitle or	audio channel number will be implemented.

       ~/.xine/config  Main config file

       ~/.xine/keymap  Key bindings for	xine-ui

       ~/.xine/passwd  Passwords file xine-ui

       ~/.xine/xinerc  Additional command line arguments
		       Each line specifies an additional command line argument
		       (one argument per line):
		       --geometry 720x576+0+0
		       -s DVD

       xine(5) for details of the MRL syntax

       The  programs  are  documented	fully	on   the   xine	  home	 page: <>

       This  manual  page was written by Siggi Langauf <>, for
       the   xine   project.   Lots   of   additions   by   Guenter    Bartsch
       <>,		 Daniel		 Caujolle-Bert
       <>, Rocky Bernstein  <>,  and
       Philipp Hahn <>.

The xine project		  2002-04-16			       XINE(1)


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