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Are there any good mplayer tutorials aimed at newbies? I know about man mplayer, but it's too complex to start from there.

Please don't suggest using any mplayer front ends!

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What do you want to do? Play videos? – Georg Schölly May 1 '11 at 12:42
@georg playing and encoding videos – galymzhan May 2 '11 at 4:58

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