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Old 06-10-2004, 02:34 PM   #1
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Divx Question!


I just downloaded and installed divx on my RH9. Now how do i use it to play movies? I can't even find an executable or anything. Everytime i click to play a movies it says something like Nautilus could not find an apropiate viewer. Thanks alot!
 
Old 06-10-2004, 02:59 PM   #2
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to play divx and other codecs, u need a player

my choce mplayer:
http://luna.cs.ccsu.edu/dominik/mplayer.html

download instructons are there. remember to download the codecs too

good luck
 
Old 06-10-2004, 02:59 PM   #3
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More info needed to help you...

What was the package you installed? Give us the whole package name please...

Did install give you any feedback or errors? If so, please post as well...

After that, you might try a couple different commands...

which <program name>

or

updatedb && locate <package name>

The first, if you correctly entered the package name, will tell you where the executable is located. The second will tell you all the places where files or directories with that name are located. The first swould be more useful, as long as you get the program name correct...

Let us know...
 
Old 06-10-2004, 03:20 PM   #4
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I downloaded a package and then i extracted it and the folders name is divx4linux-20030428
Inside the folder is install.sh and i ran it through root.
I have no idea what the actual name of the program is, can u help me on that one too.
Here's what the install.sh contains
#!/bin/bash
LIBDIR=/usr/local/lib
INCLUDEDIR=/usr/local/include
GREP_RESULT=`grep /usr/local/lib /etc/ld.so.conf`
if [ -z "$GREP_RESULT" ]; then
echo >> /etc/ld.so.conf
echo $LIBDIR >> /etc/ld.so.conf
fi
cp -f *.so $LIBDIR
cp -f *.h $INCLUDEDIR
for NAME in encore decore ; do
LIBNAME=${LIBDIR}/libdivx${NAME}.so
chown 0 $LIBNAME
chmod 755 $LIBNAME
rm -f $LIBNAME.0
ln -s $LIBNAME $LIBNAME.0
chown 0 $LIBNAME.0
chmod 755 $LIBNAME.0
done
/sbin/ldconfig
 
Old 06-10-2004, 03:35 PM   #5
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hmmm...

I can't really tell from that what the program name is, but I guess you could try:

# which divx4linux

and if that doesn't show anything, try:

# locate divx4linux

and see if any of the many things it returns are located in...

/usr/bin
or
/usr/sbin
or
/sbin
or
/bin

or something liek that. If so, try to run that one. For instance, if it gave you:

/usr/sbin/divx4linux

then you'd do:

/usr/sbin/divx4linux

or, if /usr/sbin is in your paths, you'd just ba able to do:

divx4linux

Good luck...
 
Old 06-10-2004, 03:40 PM   #6
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Ok, so instead i donwloaded a mplayer from the site posted above and compiled it and everything according to the site. Now how do i locate the mplayer then?
 
Old 06-10-2004, 03:42 PM   #7
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if you installed it correctly,

you can try see whether it's in your menu item
i'm guessing somewhere sound & video

else at console try:
# gmplayer
or
# mplayer media-file.avi
 
Old 06-10-2004, 03:51 PM   #8
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Cool Thanks Alot. Works great! Do you know if it plays .wmv files?
 
Old 06-10-2004, 03:55 PM   #9
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yes. no problem playing wmv and most of the common video and sound files

if you cant, download the codecs and extract them to
/usr/lib/win32
 
  


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