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I have been trying t o install mplayer for a few days now, read a few threads and got some ideas, however they did not work. I went to mplayerhq.hu and downloaded the rpm package for redhat. i went to the console and and typed
rpm -Uvh mplayer-common-1.0pre3try2-1.i386.rpm mplayer-gui-1.0pre3try2-1.i386.rpm mplayer-skin-default-1.0-2.noarch.rpm lame-libs-3.93.1-1.i386.rpm
my first question is should i save the rpm package in /usr/share or in /home/user?
i saved the rpm package in my home directory
and when i tried to install this is the message i go
error: open of mplayer-common-1.Opre3try2-1.i386.rpm failed: No such file or directory
error: open of mplayer-gui-1.Opre3try2-1.i386.rpm failed: No such file or directory
error: open of mplayer-skin-default-1.0-2.noarch.rpm failed: No such file or directory
error: open of lame-libs-3.93.1-1.i386.rpm failed: No such file or directory
i then created a directory and tried to move the rpm to the newly created directory
here is what i did
here is the message i received
mv: missing file argument
Try `mv --help' for more information.
am i missing somethng? anyone that can point in the right direction ,
thanks in advance for your time
there should be a space between the end of the package address and the destination address when using the mv command
to be honest it's kind of hard to understand what you're doing
install the rpm with (as root)
rpm -ivh package.name
go here http://voidmain.is-a-geek.net/redhat...must_have.html
and follow the instructions for apt-get and then for synaptic
i installed mplayer this afternoon using it (it's a bit excellent)
first time ever with redhat (though I still can't get it to play dvd's)
(it comes as default with mandrake and works straight away)
still no luck installing this program. i found out that mplayer has dependecies, so i went back to mplayerhq.org and downloaded all dependecies. i then tried to install all of them at once as stated by the how to install and still no luck
here is the error that im getting
any advise will be appreciated
rpm -Uvh mplayer-common-1.0pre3try2-1.i386.rpm mplayer-gui-1.0pre3try2-1.i386.rpm mplayer-skin-default-1.0-2.noarch.rpm lame-libs-3.9
warning: mplayer-common-1.0pre3try2-1.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID
error: open of mplaye failed: No such file or directory
error: open of r-gui-1.0pre3try2-1.i386.rpm failed: No such file or directory
you should be able to open a terminal and type either
and the program should launch
any errors encountered will show up by launching from the command line
whereas launching from the menus doesn't show error messages
the executable bits to the program should be in /usr/bin
if you get stuck and can't find them
open a terminal, su to root and type
this will build a database of all files etc on the system
(it takes a couple of minutes to complete)
you can then type
where xxx is name of program or file
i was able to launch mplayer, but it doesnt seem to be working , when i try to play an mpeg file im getting this message
It seems there is no Xvideo support for your video card available.
Run 'xvinfo' to verify its Xv support and read DOCS/HTML/en/devices.html#xv!
See 'mplayer -vo help' for other (non-xv) video out drivers. Try -vo x11
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.