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Buffbannana049 07-09-2005 02:31 PM

Mplayer/Mplayer-plugin problems
 
I recently tried switching to linux and had some problems, however now I'm back after a switch from X86-64 to i386. I got java and flash and mp3's and wma's and preatty much everything going, however I still can't play videos online or off.

This is where my problems come in, I have mplayer installed, however when I try to play something with it it says I don't have Xvideo support... Help with that would be nice... :)

Also I know by default Mplayer doesn't have a GUI, but I would like to enable it, I have a skin downloaded and stuff but I don't know how to enable it... Help there to :)

Also I have Mplayer-plugin installed, and when I try to stream a video it comes up and says buffering and stuff but when when it changes and says playing nothing happens, it just says playing (the file name). I guess this might have something to do with my lack of Xvideo support... So again help :)

Thanks for anything you can think of and for any/all help/effort...

kencaz 07-09-2005 03:19 PM

Re: Mplayer/Mplayer-plugin problems
 
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Originally posted by Buffbannana049
This is where my problems come in, I have mplayer installed, however when I try to play something with it it says I don't have Xvideo support... Help with that would be nice... :)
Here is a link to a past LQ post that may help your Xvideo problem:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/334870


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Also I know by default Mplayer doesn't have a GUI, but I would like to enable it, I have a skin downloaded and stuff but I don't know how to enable it... Help there to :)
Not sure what distro you are using. You can use your distros package mgr such as using an .rpm or recompile with the GUI option:
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/gui.html


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Also I have Mplayer-plugin installed, and when I try to stream a video it comes up and says buffering and stuff but when when it changes and says playing nothing happens, it just says playing (the file name). I guess this might have something to do with my lack of Xvideo support... So again help :)
As for the streaming it may be linked to your video most likely, however, I have played with that alot and found that mplayer will just keep cacheing the file. I found that adding the -cache 4 (the minumum) the video or audio begins playing immediatally. Here are a couple audio and video samples to try:

KFI Radio Stream:
mplayer -cache 4 http://ccdig.liquidviewer.com/kfi?MSWMExt=.asf

JACK FM:
mplayer -cache 4 -playlist http://38.116.132.9/JackFM?MSWMExt=.asf

HSN Video Stream:
mplayer -cache 4 mms://webcast.hsn.com/hsn100

Good Luck

KC

Buffbannana049 07-10-2005 12:55 PM

Thank you SOOOO much....

I was looking into drivers (that other post you linked to was talking about them if I rember right), and then I realized that I was using the intergrated graphics and when I switched it over to my actual card the Xvideo problem went away and then videos started playing fine that were on my hard drive. Thank you.

Then like you said I looked into the cache thing and I messed around with it a little, and finally I got the sound links you posted to work, and streaming quicktime videos were working. Then I forget how or where I found it but I was looking at something I found on google and they had "w32codecs" so I found those on google and then the video links worked and streaming windows media links worked also. Thank you again.

I used the use other command thing at the bottom of the choose program thing and now when I open them from the file browser. So thats good, I think I would still like a GUI though, so I understand I need to recompile it, however being a super-noob I don't quite have that totally figured out yet so I'm googleing... (I'm using FC4 i386 f anyone feels like helping :))

Thanks again, you helped A LOT, I have all the basics done now, so it's all justside stuff that I feel like doing...

Simon Bridge 07-12-2005 11:22 PM

Just a tag on the end of this thread to catch anyone searching for mplayer/movie player threads.

Many folk have trouble with the mplayer rpm installs.
However, the source install is quite easy and a good project for not-quite-completely-new linux users.

I personally had no luck.

Read these pages and see.


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