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Windows console applications. Multimedia

Operating systems : Windows

MPlayer : FFmpeg

Media players appeared long ago, but their heyday began with the mass spread of personal computers powerful enough to play video files. This coincided with the mass spread of operating systems and other software with graphical user interface. However, a program with a graphical user interface is dualistic in its nature: there is a code responsible for graphical user interface, for the appearance and there is a code - for performing the task the given application has been created for in the first place. Both code complexes consume system resources, their response time to user actions makes up certain amount of waiting time. And in cases or concepts when appearance is taken as less important - less important to the point of sparing or almost sparing to employ it - console applications, among others, appear. Moreover, the segmentation of the GUI and of the engine makes it easier to change the graphical user interface or perform complex automated operations.

The scheme is implemented for media players for Windows as well. MPlayer, for instance, in its usual form is a console application, starting up quickly, having fast response to user actions, consuming system resources almost entirely for its immediate task. And on this basis if desired, one or another graphical interface may be added for creating, all in all, a new application.

MPlayer - / home page /

Console media player for Windows. Basis for SMPlayer and UMPlayer. There are versions for Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Apple Darwin, Mac OS X, QNX, OpenSolaris/Solaris, Irix, HP-UX, AIX, some other *nix system, BeOS, Syllable, AmigaOS, AROS, MorphOS, DOS, Windows.

Supported video, audio formats, static images, subtitles, etc. ( List and More extensive list of video and audio codecs ).

MPlayer:

"Dead Man"

Image : MPlayer - 1

MPlayer:

"Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow"

Image : MPlayer - 2

MPlayer:

"10,000 BC"

Image : MPlayer - 3

MPlayer:

"13 Tzameti"

Image : MPlayer - 4

MPlayer:

"The Draughtsman's Contract"

Image : MPlayer - 5

MPlayer:

"Balzaminov's Marriage"

Image : MPlayer - 6

FFmpeg - / home page /

Pack of utilities and libraries for work with video and audio files. Created in and for Linux, but there is a Windows variant. Source code may be compiled for some other operating systems.

Supported file formats and codecs: ( List ).

Also, VLC media player can be run in text mode, ncurses using.


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ELinks. Use

 

Jump to: ELinks - Text-based or console web browser. Description: features, screenshots, download links. ELinks. Configuration - How to configure ELinks. Once started, ELinks allows a user to do almost all it is capable of by means of its menu. So it is only how to start ELinks and how to do several other things as an example that is explained here. 1 ) Starting ELinks - ELinks may be run under a GUI environment (X Windows, MS Windows, etc) or some command-line interface. In the first case a terminal emulator / console must be opened before ELinks is to be started: xterm, rxvt, Win32 console and others: ELinks ( Linux ) - To start ELinks, enter command: elinks - To start ELinks opening a web document from Internet: elinks Web address of a web document - To start ELinks accessing hard disk to browse local folders: elinks file:/// or: elinks / - To start ELinks opening a local folder: elinks file:///home/user1/ or: elinks /home/user1/ - To start ELinks opening a local file: elinks file:///home/user1/document1.htm or: elinks /home/user1/document1.htm ELinks ( Windows ) - To start ELinks, enter command: elinks - To start ELinks opening a web document from Internet: elinks Web address of a web document - To start ELinks accessing hard disk to browse local folders: elinks file:/// - To start ELinks opening a local folder: elinks file://c/home/user1/ - To start ELinks opening a local file: elinks file://c/home/user1/document1.htm 2 ) To access the menu of ELinks: Press Esc on keyboard 3 ) Opening a web document in ELinks already running: Press g on keyboard or Esc --> File --> Go to URL --> [ Enter a web address ] --> Enter 4 ) Going back: Left arrow of Arrow keys on keyboard or Esc --> File --> Go back 5 ) Opening a link in a new tab in background: Shift - t or Esc --> Link --> Open in new tab in background 6 ) Going to the next tab: Shift - > or Esc --> View --> Next tab 7 ) Closing a tab: Press c on keyboard or Esc --> View --> Close tab 8 ) Passing a URI to an external application when running ELinks in a terminal emulator. There are many applications it is possible to pass a URI to, here it is about passing a URI to clipboard.

ELinks

 

Features : Configuration : Use : Screenshots : Download links ELinks is an effort to create an advanced text-based web browser. It started as a fork based on the code of Links browser. Aiming first to try and realize several features more or less weak / absent in Links. Hence "E" in "ELinks" - "Experimental" [Links]. The success of the effort made it to be understood as "Extended" or "Enhanced". There was a crossroad at the point when Links browser achieved certain level of completeness, surpassing in some areas then the most advanced text mode web browser, Lynx: to move forward into displaying graphics and further beyond pure text or to enhance text-based web surfing experience beyond boundaries reached first by Lynx and then Links browsers - but still keeping it in text mode. The first course resulted into a Links version capable of displaying graphic content of web pages - Links2. The second one is ELinks web browser. Lynx was and is a very mature software in its kind. Its authors conceived and realized a quite elaborate concept of web surfing in text mode with specific abstractions and conventions, which aided to overcome many restrictions and shortages of text-based surfing and created an experience, a world so definitely different from rapidly expanding graphical web. But with the time HTML and hardware moved forward, spread of scripting languages took place, the whole world of presenting, finding and consuming information advanced. New possibilities appeared. Many of them were realized in Links web browser, but then next shift in information visual presentation in web documents - from more of HTML to more of CSS - made new roads open; even still keeping it to be in text mode. And that is where ELinks tries to come: colors in enabled consoles, some CSS positioning and even beginning of JavaScript / ECMAScript support. Technical part of networking (like SSL support) and various text encodings support were pretty strong in Links browser already, but ELinks enhanced some features and made others to be more worked out. ELinks moved forward the concept of text mode web browser, making ELinks the most advanced example of it. Although Lynx still keeps positions pretty strongly. Its concept of text mode web surfing even if being simplifying, bringing different approach to information presentation and handling rather than trying to be resembling to graphical web browsers environment - works quite well. Web documents become more and more complicated in realization and (while having all the inevitable restrictions of text mode web browsing) to follow a different way of handling it is quite competitive to trying to be like mainstream, graphic full featured web browsers of desktop computers. It is like this dilemma for smaller screen mobile devices browsers: to try and imitate full sized display computers or to transform web document and make it corresponding to the characteristics of the environment. Text-based web browsers are used mostly on computers with more or less large displays, so there are less of dimensional restrictions and more temptations: Lynx - to stay restrained, ELinks - to extend it. Features Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux, other *nix systems, Windows, DOS, OS/2, BeOS and some others. HTML ( tables and frames including ). Meagre support for CSS and JavaScript ( More ). Support for 16, 88 or 256 colors palette in capable terminal emulators / consoles. Tabbed browsing, background download with queuing. Mouse support. Editing of text boxes / forms in web pages in external text editor. Shortcuts for URLs. Scripting in Perl, Lua, Guile, Ruby. Passing URI of a web page in ELinks or URI of a link in a web page in ELinks to external applications: from clipboard app (to copy URI and paste it some place else) to other web browser, etc. Control over how HTML of the surfed web pages is rendered: like display frames or not. Bookmarks. And More. HTTP and Proxy authentication. Persistent HTTP cookies. SSL. http, https, ftp, fsp, IPv4, IPv6 and experimentally BitTorrent, gopher, nntp protocols. Configuration Go to "ELinks.