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Since mplayer command works, gmplayer should also be in your path. Just to check if you at all have gmplayer. Installing mplayer from source is what I do but it may be a little challenging and overwhelming (if you are used to windows way). If you want to give it a shot jump right in and download the source from mplayer site.
$ locate gmplayer
What distro are you using??? It's always a good idea to include distro whenever you post a question or better yet, include it in your profile...
locate gmplayer returns nothing and I'm using FC4. I got the source for MPlayer but should I remove the previous installation before compiling the source? Apparently I have a problem with my gcc being to old but I used up2date gcc and I'm told that the packages are already up to date. Oh ya, and there's a GTK package I need. I'm not to sure about these dependencies. Are familiar with that stuff?
Thanks for the link. I used ./ configure as you suggested but I added --disable-gcc-checking because it wouldn't run unless I did so. After using make the following showed up on the screen `-mcpu=' is deprecated. Use `-mtune=' or '-march=' instead. I don't know if this matters. I tried typing mplayer at the prompt after typing make install and the command wasn't found. Did I do something wrong. I followed your instructions word for for except for the --disable-gcc-checking part. I found a site where someone claimed that using this option didn't bother the installation at all. I don't know if this thing will ever work!!!! Thorney's getting a little sad here!!!!