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Ok, I think I FINALLY got it installed. So, now how do I go about launching mplayer? I go to "run command" and type in "mplayer"..........nothing happens, not an error telling me it's invalid, nothing. I locate what I believe is the executabler in the mplayer directoru, and same thing, nothing if I double click it.
I think I found something helpful. I go to terminal and type "mplayer" and get this:
MPlayer 1.0pre4-3.4.0 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon/Celeron Foster 3074 MHz (Family: 8, Stepping: 9)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE SSE2
Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: No such file or directo
Reading config file /home/bsanks/.mplayer/config
Reading /home/bsanks/.mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/home/bsanks/.mplayer/cod
ecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/usr/local/etc/mplayer/c
odecs.conf': No such file or directory
Using built-in default codecs.conf.
Usage: mplayer [options] [url|path/]filename
Basic options: (complete list in the man page)
-vo <drv[:dev]> select video output driver & device ('-vo help' for a list)
-ao <drv[:dev]> select audio output driver & device ('-ao help' for a list)
vcd://<trackno> play (S)VCD (Super Video CD) track (raw device, no mount)
dvd://<titleno> play DVD title from device instead of plain file
-alang/-slang select DVD audio/subtitle language (by 2-char country code)
-ss <timepos> seek to given (seconds or hh:mm:ss) position
-nosound do not play sound
-fs fullscreen playback (or -vm, -zoom, details in the man page)
-x <x> -y <y> set display resolution (for use with -vm or -zoom)
-sub <file> specify subtitle file to use (also see -subfps, -subdelay)
-playlist <file> specify playlist file
-vid x -aid y select video (x) and audio (y) stream to play
-fps x -srate y change video (x fps) and audio (y Hz) rate
-pp <quality> enable postprocessing filter (details in the man page)
-framedrop enable frame dropping (for slow machines)
Basic keys: (complete list in the man page, also check input.conf)
<- or -> seek backward/forward 10 seconds
up or down seek backward/forward 1 minute
pgup or pgdown seek backward/forward 10 minutes
< or > step backward/forward in playlist
p or SPACE pause movie (press any key to continue)
q or ESC stop playing and quit program
+ or - adjust audio delay by +/- 0.1 second
o cycle OSD mode: none / seekbar / seekbar + timer
* or / increase or decrease PCM volume
z or x adjust subtitle delay by +/- 0.1 second
r or t adjust subtitle position up/down, also see -vf expand
* * * SEE THE MAN PAGE FOR DETAILS, FURTHER (ADVANCED) OPTIONS AND KEYS * * *
-Back to being confused but this appears to be progress. So thanks to all that have helped so far.
hmm.. you may not be able to use gmplayer if you don't first do this.....
Otherwise when you see the configure list it'll say "gui = no" or something to that effect
Anyway, you also need to download a skin to be used that you'll place in the
/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skins folder I think.. the skin will need to be extracted, and rename the directory it creates to default so it'll use that skin when it starts up gmplayer.
The first time I installed for some reason it didn't create the symlink to gmplayer so if gmplayer (after you enable gui) doesn't come up just ln -s /usr/bin/mplayer /usr/bin/gmplayer I think.