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Old 04-16-2003, 02:38 PM   #1
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mplayer almost compiled..help!!!


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
 
Old 04-16-2003, 03:26 PM   #2
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There technically isn't a executable you click on. Unless you compiled GUI support and then you can create a link to the command for it, with maybe an icon.

Have you tried this from a command to test and see if it installed properly to play files:

mplayer filename
 
Old 04-16-2003, 04:03 PM   #3
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if you want mplayer supported with a gui for kde you have to run:

./configure --enable-gui
make
make install

after you can make an desktop icon starting the
program: gmplayer

PS.: You need to download a skin-file for gui

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Old 04-16-2003, 06:37 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 04-16-2003, 10:15 PM   #5
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I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have compiled my first program!!! MPLAYER!!!
i am 2 weeks old to LINUX and it took me 3 days to figure out compiling is this good or average for new users?
 
Old 04-16-2003, 11:41 PM   #6
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you did awesome... cheers
 
Old 04-17-2003, 12:21 AM   #7
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thanks, i cant get it to play dvds yet but im watching every other video type!! actually it cant find my dvd but ill post that later
 
Old 04-17-2003, 02:39 AM   #8
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you probably need to make a device link for your dvd
like
ln -s /dev/hdd /dev/dvd
or whatever is appropriate.
 
Old 04-17-2003, 06:03 PM   #9
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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.
any thoughts???

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
and then
"ln -s /dev/hdd /dev/dvd"?? i dont think this is how it is but i gotta ask

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Old 04-17-2003, 06:26 PM   #10
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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
 
Old 04-17-2003, 07:08 PM   #11
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im done, everything works great, thank you all for the help, i couldnt of done it without you people!!!
 
Old 04-18-2003, 12:44 AM   #12
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your floppy is /dev/fd0
if you didin't already get that
 
  


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