I'm using Linux Mint 8 64bit with Google Chrome Unstable (same problem with beta).

When a video is playing, the time elapsed and total time stay on the screen:

mplayer timestamp not disappearing

Is there a way to make this disappear? I've tried all kinds of preferences, but to no avail.


Press o to cycle through the timestamp display modes. From the manpage:

  Toggle OSD states: none / seek / seek + timer / seek + timer + total time.
  • what character is that? It's not reacting to either o (as in omg) or 0 (as in 1-1)
    – helloandre
    Apr 13 '10 at 18:37
  • That's a lowercase 'o' as in zomg. Not sure what chrome does to mplayer, but I guess you should probably have the mouse over the movie "box". Apr 13 '10 at 18:43
  • got it. had to open it in fullscreen mode for it to respond to the keyboard.
    – helloandre
    Apr 13 '10 at 18:43

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