pia - play media files


   pia [ options ] movie


   pia is a small X11 tool which plays movie files.


   pia  understands  the  usual  toolkit  options  (-geometry  + friends).
   Additional options are:

   -h     display help text

   -v     be verbose.

   -debug enable debug messages.

   -dsp <dev>
          Use OSS device <dev> for sound.

   -noxv  Disable Xvideo extension.

   -nogl  Disable OpenGL.

          Don't play sound.

          Don't play video.

   -slow n
          Slowdown video playback by factor n.  n=2 doubles playback time,
          ...  This also turns off audio playback.


   Main  purpose  of  this  utility is to playback movie files recorded by
   xawtv, motv and streamer.  It should be able to playback every  AVI  or
   QuickTime  movie  written by one of the mentioned utilities.  Feel free
   to submit a bug report if this doesn't work for some file.

   pia uses libquicktime to decode quicktime movies,  thus  it  should  be
   able  to  decode  and  playback  all  movies  with  codecs supported by

   AVI support is very limited.  Video: uncompressed RGB data (15  and  24
   bpp) and mjpeg is supported.  Audio: only uncompressed PCM data works.

   WAV  files  are  playable too, with the same limitation like AVI audio:
   only uncompressed PCM data.


   Gerd Knorr <kraxel@bytesex.org>


   2002 Gerd Knorr

   Copyright (C) 2002 Gerd Knorr <kraxel@bytesex.org>

   This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
   under  the  terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
   Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at  your
   option) any later version.

   This  program  is  distributed  in the hope that it will be useful, but
   WITHOUT  ANY  WARRANTY;  without   even   the   implied   warranty   of
   General Public License for more details.

   You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
   with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
   675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

                          (c) 2002 Gerd Knorr                       pia(1)


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