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Old 07-23-2002, 10:09 PM   #1
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How to install DivX in Rh7.1?


How do i install DivX in Rh 7.1? I have 2 files "DivXplayer.bin" and "Install" there is no readme or help pf any kind that i can see any help much appreciated


 
Old 07-23-2002, 10:33 PM   #2
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If you issue
chmod 755 DivXplayer.bin
./DivXplayer.bin
you should be fine, but my suggestion if you can get mplayer from
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/
It is the most versatile music/video player for *NIX's
 
Old 07-24-2002, 02:10 AM   #3
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Sorry to be a pain but those commands appeared not to work I got the error "Aborted (core dumped)"

thanks for the help.
 
Old 07-24-2002, 02:35 AM   #4
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just get mplayer then, no idea what this player you've got is, no chance of being as good as mplayer. just install the divx4linux rpm or source packages as well
 
Old 07-24-2002, 04:14 AM   #5
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I have downloaded Mplayer but when i run ./configure i get Error: bad gcc version
 
Old 07-24-2002, 04:20 AM   #6
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well read the documentation that comes with it, that is what it is there for... you will need a gcc version other than 2.96. install 3.0 from rpmfind.net or downgrade to 2.95
 
Old 07-24-2002, 05:41 AM   #7
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On another note.I would advise everybody to stay away from Divxplayer.That thing doesn't work.Not with M$ and not with Linux.
 
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heh, seconded.
 
Old 07-24-2002, 10:32 AM   #9
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Just try to find the rpm. Its easier to install and you dont need to reconfigure your kernel.
 
Old 07-24-2002, 05:00 PM   #10
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On another note.I would advise everybody to stay away from Divxplayer.That thing doesn't work.Not with M$ and not with Linux.
I find it works great with win2k.
 
Old 07-24-2002, 05:24 PM   #11
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I got the MPlayer RPM but it gives me a dependancy error
"LibSDL-1.2.so.0" . Why is it so hard to install something?
 
Old 07-24-2002, 05:28 PM   #12
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I downloaded LibSDL-1.2.so.0 RPM now when i try to install it i get more dependancy errors. I feel like i am going around in circles.

Help!
 
Old 07-24-2002, 10:28 PM   #13
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Why is it that when i want to install somthing i have to always try to find the dependancies on rpm find i then install that and it gives a dependancy error etc... this is very frustrating

I tried to install a small linux app which when i ran ./configure it faild and asked for gcc??? shouldint gcc already be there. So i went to rpmfind and got the latest gcc source and installed that but it asked for a dependancy called glibc when will it end???
 
Old 07-25-2002, 05:20 AM   #14
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Oh, about 3 days after you give up

Ok, those cyclic redundent dependencies (whoa) can sometimes be taken litely. IF you check your system and find glibc (which you probably will) then you can force that install. This is where you will ldconfig and updatedb help out. After you install something RPM style, run ldconfig and follow it with updatedb to be in tip top shape.

As for GCC and mplayer...

You will want to run ./configure --help to find all the options you have to configure mplayer with. Alot of them might not make sense to you right now, but you will want to pay attention to the GCC portion. Locate gcc3 in your system, and then pass that onto configure with something like:
./configure --with-gcc=/usr/local/bin/gcc
I don't know the location of GCC3 on your system so I can't give you the exact command, but it will be something similar to that.

Oh one more tid about RPM's, read the readme to at least find out where it is going to install the final app file, this will make it easier for things like this when it arises.

And GCC does depend on glibc, so you can install that if you are feeling up to it as well.


A note on forcing RPM's. Make sure that it isn't saying you need a version >xx . This message is saying that your version is too old, rather than saying you don't have it at all. In which case you will want to update as suggested earlier. And as always, forcing is NOT a good idea, but sometimes will work when needed.

Last edited by MasterC; 07-25-2002 at 05:22 AM.
 
Old 07-25-2002, 05:33 AM   #15
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And there are other options in the ./configure is that you will want to enable, one that alot of people like to enable is the GUI. It's still in (alpha I think, Acid?) but seems to be working OK for most people. Of course once you get used to command, the gui will probably go away, but it's nice to have it until things start coming to you easier.

If you configure in as many options as possible, it will be easier for you to get video to work. After you finally get it installed, read the man on it thoroughly. There are so many options, but there are a few essential ones. When running mplayer you must specify what Video Output you want with the -vo option, so you will type mplayer -vo help to see what choices you have. And so one with other things. Mplayer is a very good (actually an excellent) video player, and once you figure out how to use some of it's features, you will be happy you gave it a try, and all this hassle will have been worth it. IMHO
 
  


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