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hi everyone, im compiling mplayer for the first time and i dont know what i did wrong..heres what i did
downloaded, mplayer source, win32 source, libdvdcss source,
libdvdread source and the libavi file from. ok so i complied everything using "./configure then make then make install (i compiled them all seperately of course!!!) so then i went on to compiling mplayer cause i was told to compile everything else first
so i cd to that directory, run ./configure then make then make install.. am i done.... and if i am where is the executable file to start mplayer, im running KDE so i dont want the command line to run it, i want to know where it installs to, cause when i try to play video file by right clicking then click "open with" mplayer is not in there only that stupid action video player and i dontr want that.
did i do everything wrong??? i am still new, and i did not modify anything like config file or nohthing, am i supposed to
but other than that i did everything ok? that cant be right, im like 2 weeks old to any linux distro and this is my first compile ever!!
the word "compile" sounds harder than that!!! LOL, anyways ill try what you said
thanks for helping
oh ya, so that file where i started from, (where i downloaded all the source to) is that where all the files stay. besides win32 in i think the local directory and i other is there any other files stored anywhere than that.
Last edited by cirkut5732; 04-16-2003 at 06:40 PM.
i have my cd-r set up. i dont know if it burns yet but i just want to read from it for now, i have that set to "ln -s /dev/hdd/ /dev/cd-r
and i think thats right cause my cd-r is slave on secondary IDE.
so my dvd should be hdc right?..well i try that command and i always get permission denied, im in root and ive chmod the shit out of it and i get nothing...then i noticed when i boot and it loads all your devices and stuff, i see a hda cd device, i dont know wich one it is because it scrolls by to fast but, isnt hda and hdb for the for primary IDE...its not my hard drive thats hd1 hd2 and hd3 so anyways i tried "ln -s /dev/hda /dev/dvd and that didnt work either, i installed slack 9.0 with my dvd drive so i know it read it at one point, and ive only been on slack for like 3 weeks.
P.S. or would i just use "ln -s /dev/hdd for both my cd-r and dvd??
like this.. ln -s /dev/hdd /dev/cd-r
"ln -s /dev/hdd /dev/dvd"?? i dont think this is how it is but i gotta ask
Last edited by cirkut5732; 04-17-2003 at 06:05 PM.
Nevermind, forget that last post, i read the boot process, hda is my maxtor hardrive, and dvd is hdc and cd-r is hdd, so i assume my floppy must be hdb..corect?? anyways i used ln -s command and they both came back as file exists, so they must be there, i just dont have the settings right for mplayer or something