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mplayer -fs -zoom film.avi
Check your outputs. If you're using X, set the DISPLAY variable to the local display (and not ssh's transferred one) and make sure your user has permissions to use the screen
@Juanito The project looks interesting but the website does not lend itself to non expert user. I'll have to dig a bit for info
I tried running tightvnc server on the TC box but the movie gets played on the laptop rather than the server.