How Can I Watch A DVD Movie On My Compaq Armada Laptop?
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go for MPlayer, I don't know anything about this laptop but if it is getting a touch old then MPlayer should be perfect for you (hell, it's perfect on a 2.6GHz cpu as well...) if it running too slow, read carefully through the manpage and try some options such as -framedrop and make sure you are usign the most efficient outptu mode avaialbe to you, probably -vo xv and certainly not -vo x11 as this will use about twicve as much cpu power.
Distribution: Red Hat 8.0, Slackware 8.1, Knoppix 3.7, Lunar 1.3, Sorcerer
JeeZ!! Yes that's the file.
save it somewhere under your home directory and run
tar jxvf filename from that directory.
now cd to the directory it deflates into, read the README and INSTALL (text files) and ./configure --help to see how well you can customize your install if you need to.
./configure && make && make install keep everything to default.
well that's an old version now, rc2 is available and should have been in the list you chose that one from, but the differences are not worth worrying about for now. please take note that there is a LOT of documentation on the mplayer site, and information in ti's email archives, so if you have a problem always check there first before asking a brand new question.
Originally posted by some lameass yank Do I sense some jealousy? hehe..
No, as I do it much more subtely, and pretend i have a reason to do it!
I'll do some more reading. Because now i am getting an error message that i do not have a DVD decoder.
I was going to try to watch the DVD movie "Minority Report" on my Laptop. but i keep running into computer problems. When i inserted the DVD, a Dreamworks screen popped up instead of the Mplayer screen box. Then it said i do not have a DVD decoder. WTH !!! (what the heck!). Anyways......
I'm computer illiterate on this new DVD movie stuff.
I finally have the mplayer box screen, but i'm not sure how to get the dang DVD movie to play. Teehee !