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Old 08-30-2003, 10:47 PM   #1
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first time using shell need help installing media player


just installed Red Hat 9 and need help installing programs! Specifically a media player to view media files (avi, mpeg,divx, etc.). I've downloaded mplayer-0.91.tar.bz2 but don't know how to install it. I've never used shell before and would appreciate it if someone could take the time to run the steps needed to install this, or if there is a better, media player. The file downloaded to home/safil. Once again thanks in advance for helping a newbie out!
 
Old 08-30-2003, 11:13 PM   #2
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Using the cd command, go into the directory where you saved the file.
To uncompress the archive to the current directory, type:
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tar -jxvf MPlayer-0.91.tar.bz2
To install Mplayer, you can accept the default settings or customize the installation.
Take the time to read the ReadME file.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 11:14 PM   #3
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tar -jxvf mplayer-0.91.tar.bz2
cd mplayer-0.91 (or whatever the extracted directory is called)
./configure
make
su -c "make install"
type root password

thats the basic run down of what your going to have to do, if you have any problems while doing so, just repost what it is...gl!
 
Old 08-30-2003, 11:34 PM   #4
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after ./configure a bunch of lines ran and then it said "Please downgrade/upgrade C compiler to version gcc-2.95.x or gcc-3.x"
You are not using a supported compiler


How do I install that? Thanx!!!
 
Old 08-30-2003, 11:36 PM   #5
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also, how do i know if i have a C compiler?
 
Old 08-30-2003, 11:47 PM   #6
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http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i386.rpm.html

Download the prepackaged and compiles RPM from there and install it.
rpm -ivh mplayer-0.90rc2-1.i386.rpm
you have to be root to do this.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 12:47 AM   #7
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ok, I've installed mplayer. Now how do I get it to work? Where is it? Do I have to run it from shell and if I do what do I type?
 
Old 08-31-2003, 01:04 AM   #8
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/usr/bin/mplayer
 
Old 08-31-2003, 01:18 AM   #9
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when i type mplayer a whole bunch of options come up for use with mplayer but how do I get the mplayer to play files?
 
Old 08-31-2003, 09:34 AM   #10
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If you want to use the GUI, type: /usr/bin/gmplayer

To see the basic options for MPlayer, type: /usr/bin/gmplayer --help
 
  


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