Thanks crazyjimbo !
Originally Posted by crazyjimbo
mplayer is a command line program - it is designed to be run from a terminal with the file(s) to play as arguments. It will complain (as it does) if you start it by just calling 'mplayer' - you're not giving it anything to play. I guess this is what happens when you click it in the menu.
I looked in my menu. I can see the menu command for my mplayer is gmplayer
. Typing gmplayer
in the Terminal gives this output:
MPlayer 2:0.99+1.0pre7try2+cvs20060117-0ubuntu8 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer TeamCPU: Intel Pentium 4 Willamette; Xeon Foster (Family: 15, Stepping: 2)
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
91 audio & 204 video codecs
Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Permission denied
Try adding "echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your system startupscripts.
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0: No such file or directory
Can't init input joystick
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
[skin] file ( /usr/share/mplayer/Skin/default/skin ) not found.
Skin not found (default).
thort@thortsystem:~$ cd /usr/share/mplayer/Skin/default/skin
bash: cd: /usr/share/mplayer/Skin/default/skin: No such file or directory
thort@thortsystem:~$ cd /usr/share/mplayer
thort@thortsystem:/usr/share/mplayer$ cd Skin
bash: cd..: command not found
thort@thortsystem:/usr/share/mplayer/Skin$ cd default
thort@thortsystem:/usr/share/mplayer/Skin/default$ cd skin
bash: cd: skin: No such file or directory
As I understand this text there is no skin for mplayer. Therefore it can't start in gui mode.
Peculiar. How can I fix this? Shall I uninstall and install mplayer again?