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Old 07-19-2005, 02:22 PM   #1
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Attempting to run mplayer returns with libdv.so.4 error


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root@Internets:/home/matt# mplayer
mplayer: error while loading shared libraries: libdv.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I am running Slackware 10.1 with 2.6.12.3 compiled. I installed mplayer from linuxpackages.net. I googled and searched on the forum for a while trying to find an answer, but I can't. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 
Old 07-19-2005, 02:32 PM   #2
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It's a codec. And mplayer can't find it. Doesn't it start at all? Then you have to find a codec package that has it in it. First place I'd look is the mplayer site and check the 'all codecs' package. If it just runs and you don't need the dv codec you can simply ignore it. The package is compiled to have that support that's why the error's there.
 
Old 07-19-2005, 02:37 PM   #3
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When I run it from /usr/bin/ nothing happens, so that's why I went to Terminal. MPlayer's website has been down since this morning, possibly before that.

Should I compile it myself and not installpkg? Can you think of anything else it may be?
 
Old 07-19-2005, 02:44 PM   #4
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you need:

libdvdcss-1.2.8-i486-1jed.tgz
libdvdread-0.9.4-i486-1maew.tgz
both available at linuxpackages.net

and

essential-20050412.tar.bz2
which are the codecs for most everything you'll watch....once it's untarred, it creates a directly called essential-20050412....you need to move that directory to /usr/local/lib and rename it codecs...that way mplayer will find them

which i know is available from the mplayer site...you might find it someplace else if you google it, tho

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Old 07-19-2005, 02:56 PM   #5
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I downloaded and installpkg'd those 2 files, then I found the codecs and put them where they need to be. I renamed the folder, too.

I still get the same message when i type mplayer in Terminal.
 
Old 07-19-2005, 03:06 PM   #6
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hmmmm...my suggestion then, is to remove the mplayer.tgz version, and grab a tar.bz2 version and compile it for your box...thats the way i have mine running. if you want the gui version too, when you compile, type:

./configure --enable-gui

and that will set up GMPlayer for ya...

personally, i never got the .tgz version from linuxpackages to work on my box, but i thought maybe that was just me...anyways, thats my suggestion...hope it helps
 
Old 07-19-2005, 06:21 PM   #7
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Install from source then use checkinstall to make a package. The version from linuxpackages has alot of dependencies compiled in. run configure it will show you whats enabled and whats not. If you need something you'll have to get the package it needs and recompile.

Looks like mplayers website finaly got shutdown but I bet you can find the source on a gentoo mirror.

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