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Old 02-04-2003, 01:42 AM   #1
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mplayer and ridiculous file problems


ok

i've managed to get ogle and vlc to work
and they work just fine

i'm now trying to get mplayer to work and have hit a strange problem

file dependencies

mplayer needs "libggi, libgii and libgii0 and libggi2 etc"

so i got all the files mentioned

libggi won't install until libgii is installed
libgii wont install until libggi is installed
libggi2 wont install until libggi is installed
libggi wont install until...

i spent ages last night going round in circles

so
i thought, ok, i'll get the source files
so i got libggi and libgii in tarball form
./configure, make and make install all ran without a hitch

great i thought, back to mplayer

"mplayer wont install without libggi, libgii, libgii0, libggi2 and so on"

so, back to the rpms
none of which will install

has anyone been through this and found the way out ?
 
Old 02-04-2003, 02:10 AM   #2
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Did you try to compile Mplayer from the sources? Try that if your still stuck.

You might also have needed to do a 'ldconfig' after you installed those libraries.
 
Old 02-04-2003, 02:27 AM   #3
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yes

i tried mplayer from source files, .src.rpms and straight rpm.s

when i type mplayer at the command prompt i get screens of command line options scroll past
but
no gui and no playback of ANY file formats

as a result of this atempt to get mplayer to work I have lost DVD playback capability (ogle and vlc were quite happy before)

ok
lesson learned
if one prog does what i need and does it properly
then i should STOP messing

many thanks
 
Old 02-04-2003, 02:36 AM   #4
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did you try typing mplayer -dvd 1?
And make sure there's a symlink from dvd to /dev/cdrom.
Could be that you installed without gui, if you did include gui I think the command would be gmplayer or mplayer -g or something like that.

Anne
 
Old 02-04-2003, 02:48 AM   #5
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one other change to my system is the append line added to Lilo to enable the cd-writing software to see both cd-drives (currently on the same channel in cable select mode)
dvd-drive does play other movie formats though
suspect I've installed too many files and messed up somewhere

oh, these file dependencies can be such a nightmare

it's the same old story...

"it was working perfectly, then I took the lid off and poked around inside and now it won't start"

no DVD is not an option

Last edited by salparadise; 02-04-2003 at 02:53 AM.
 
Old 02-04-2003, 05:18 AM   #6
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normally the appended line added to LILO is just for the CDRW which must go under the ide-scsi emulation, but not for the cdrom / DVD. Are you requesting ide-scsi emulation for both ? I don't think that's a good idea for playing DVD's from an IDE drive.
About the circular dependencies, I installed fresh mplayer rpm's (for Red Hat) and yes, it asks for various packages to satisfy dependencies, but no loops... check rpmfind.net for MDK 9 binaries.
 
Old 02-04-2003, 12:57 PM   #7
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circular deps are easy... just install them with the same single command, you can list as many as you want in one command line.
 
Old 02-04-2003, 01:48 PM   #8
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what is the syntax for such an operation ?

do i use a comma between file names or a - or just a space?
 
Old 02-04-2003, 07:44 PM   #9
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If you installed from sources, you need to use the --enable-gui option (or something like that) for the gui.

If you enabled scsi-emulation on your dvd, then you could do:

(g)mplayer -dvd-device /dev/scd1

Or you could put that option in your mplayer configuration file. Or maybe it just checks for /dev/dvd [1], but I'm not sure.

[1]
cd /dev
ln scd1 dvd
 
  


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