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Old 04-07-2006, 08:31 AM   #1
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Question have some questions


well once again i'm in trouble well i think i psoted that question but i didn't find a good answer. İ have some video files but i can't open them. İt says you don't have any device or something that i can't remember.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 08:44 AM   #2
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Can you rephrase that into a question?

We need some details such as what video files, what device, and what program you are trying to open them with. Also, distro and relevant config files would be helpful

--Ian
 
Old 04-07-2006, 08:46 AM   #3
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Hello antonio,

What kind of video files are you trying to open? avi, mpeg, dvd? what are the errors which you received when you tried to open them? and which program did you try and use?

A popular media player is mplayer. I use it for DVDs, avi's, wmv's, mpeg's - in fact all the video I have! You have to install the codec pack separately to get it to work with divx etc.

If you could post any of the error messages you receive when you try to open the video files, that would be helpful.

EDIT:

Beaten to it!
 
Old 04-07-2006, 09:03 AM   #4
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i downloaded but it says mplayer needs limp3lame.so.0
 
Old 04-07-2006, 09:12 AM   #5
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That's a library function (the "so" stands for shared object).

Whenever i get one of these, i simply type the name into Google. Here's one thing i found after a quick search:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/lame/

Lame is an MP3 encoder upon which Mplayer apparently depends.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 09:42 AM   #6
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i downloaded what you gave but i couldn't open it it says this file can be deleted but i didn't delete it
 
Old 04-07-2006, 09:52 AM   #7
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antonio,

Which distro are you using? I ask because there may be an easier way to download this for your particular distro.


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Old 04-07-2006, 09:54 AM   #8
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suSE linux 10.0
 
Old 04-07-2006, 09:55 AM   #9
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If you've downloaded lame-3.97b2.tar.gz from that site, then you need to extract the files using the following command:
Code:
tar xvfz lame-3.97b2.tar.gz
that will create a new directory called lame-3.97. cd into that directory
Code:
cd lame-3.97
then you need to configure, compile and install it:
Code:
./configure
make
su
(root password)
make install
As far as I'm aware, that should then install that shared library, and stop that particular error message.

Whether you get any more... well, we'll have to wait and see...
 
Old 04-08-2006, 02:24 AM   #10
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i can't open it. İ've done what you said actually i just done tar xvfz lame-3.97b2.tar.gz to command but when i say ok the window's closing and when i click to open that file it still gives error
 
Old 04-08-2006, 03:57 AM   #11
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If you are using Suse, goto Yast.

There should be a section there to install programs - if it is anything like the other distros I have used then it should install all the dependencies as well. IE: installing mplayer will automatically download and install mplayer, lame, and any other dependencies.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 04-08-2006, 04:17 AM   #12
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If you want to continue with the lame-3.97b2.tar.gz approach (though I'd recommend finding out about yast, as its fedora equivalent, yum, makes life a lot easier), then you need to make sure you're working from the command line interface, from within a terminal, not from within nautilus or konqueror (assuming you're using gnome or kde).

If you are working from the command line, then the commands I posted above will work because I tried them with the lame file myself. It's also unusual for any window to spontaneously close.

If you want to take the Yast approach, then this thread seems to have a fairly thorough walkthrough of how to install mplayer using Yast.

Otherwise, if you could provide more information on what you did, any error messages etc, then it would be easier to determine what is going wrong.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 04:28 AM   #13
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hey i'm using suSE linux 10.0 and i downloaded a yahoo messenger for suSE linux 9, it made my computer not working and i downloaded suSE linux 10.0 again!So i'm scaring for download it!
 
Old 04-08-2006, 05:50 AM   #14
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If you don't want to use Yast, then I'd suggest using the method I've outlined above.

To reiterate:

1. Open a terminal/konsole
2. Change directory to the one where the lame-3.97b2.tar.gz is:
Code:
cd <directory_with_lame-3.97b2.tar.gz>
3. Type the following command into the terminal or konsole:
Code:
tar xvfz lame-3.97b2.tar.gz
4. Then change directory into the newly created file, called lame-3.97:
Code:
cd lame-3.97
5. Type this into the terminal/console:
Code:
./configure
6. Then type
Code:
make
7. Then switch user to root using the su command:
Code:
su
(type in root password)
8. Then type
Code:
make install
This will then install lame and prevent the mplayer error you get.

In future, I'd suggest only downloading things for your version of SuSe as this will avoid you having to reinstall your operating system. I can't give you more specific advice on how to install mplayer on SuSe using Yast as I've never used SuSe or Yast.

Hope this helps.

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