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Old 08-27-2003, 04:22 PM   #1
Whiskydog
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Question Installing a new Skin with Mplayer


Can anyone tell me how to install a new skin for Mplayer with RH9?. I have mplayer working from a command line but in just comes up with the default KDE skin. I have installed the skin (I think!) in the usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin directory ( I have unpacked it into there and all the files appear) but how does mplayer 'pick it up' from there? is there another command that you need to run? it cannot be enough simply to unpack it into that directory.

It occurs to me that is there is more than one skin then there must be a way of selecting the one that you want.

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Old 08-27-2003, 04:31 PM   #2
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Do you have this specified in your mplayer config file? Usually by default I think you have to place the Skins in your .mplayer location in your user's /home directory..
And I think some skins don't have to be unpacked but just placed, or I'm confusing xmms with mplayer's style..

If I'm wrong though, sue me as I use mplayer from the command line.. much better IMHO, as you don't have to mess with that GUI interface..
 
Old 08-27-2003, 04:31 PM   #3
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So you can launch it under X? If so, you can simply right click somewhere on the MPlayer - Video window, and choose Skin Browser. Or you can edit the file
/home/user/.mplayer/gui.conf
There is a line there:
gui_skin = "default"
default should be your skin directory...

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Old 08-27-2003, 04:34 PM   #4
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Oh here, I found a way to get over this software license "error" they put on their site. Here is the official documentation:
As MPlayer doesn't have a skin included, you have to download them if you want to use the GUI. See the download page. They should be extracted to the usual system-wide directory ($PREFIX/share/mplayer/Skin), or to $HOME/.mplayer/Skin. MPlayer by default looks in these directories for a directory named default, but you can use the -skin newskin option, or the skin=newskin config file directive to use the skin in */Skin/newskin directory.
 
Old 08-27-2003, 06:17 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies much appreciated.

I notice that you use the . before mplayer filename - does this mean that it is a hidden file? and if so how do you reveal it!


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Old 08-28-2003, 05:15 PM   #6
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yeah the dot file are normally not shown when listing the directory content by ls.
u should add ls -a (for "list -all") to "reveal" them. You can also use the -A option to hide the single dot (.) (which refers to the current folder) and the double dot (..) (which refers to the parent folder).
If you think you gonna wanna show the dot files all the time you can create an alias, so that whenever you type ls (or l, or whatever you want), it lists them all:
alias ls='ls -A'

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