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A simple and portable media player using the FFmpeg libraries and the SDL library. More information:

  • Play a media file:

ffplay {{path/to/file}}

  • Play audio from a media file without a GUI:

ffplay -nodisp {{path/to/file}}

  • Play media passed by ffmpeg through stdin:

ffmpeg -i {{path/to/file}} -c {{copy}} -f {{media_format}} - | ffplay -

  • Play a video and show motion vectors in real time:

ffplay -flags2 +export_mvs -vf codecview=mv=pf+bf+bb {{path/to/file}}

  • Show only video keyframes:

ffplay -vf select="{{eq(pict_type\,PICT_TYPE_I)}}" {{path/to/file}}