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Why MPlayer?

Mplayer focuses on low latency displaying by avoiding caching and is therefore perfectly suited to display live video streams from Elphel cameras.

Usage with the Cameras

Mplayer consists of 2 applications:

MPlayer allows viewing of multicast / unicast stream from the camera.

MEncoder allows live transcoding/dumping of the cameras videostream.

Official Website

Binary Packages

We do not maintain official binary releases.

But other places might offer binaries for a variety of operating systems.

Careful: The Ubuntu universe package of mplayer is outdated and not recommended.

Getting Sources and building up-to-date binaries

Please see the Elphel Software Kit for Ubuntu.