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Old 03-07-2006, 08:28 PM   #1
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mplayer, cant run it


hi all, well i have downloaded and installed Mplayer with the make, make install commands etc etc, it installed fine, but i cant find the file i need to actually run it, when i type mplayer into the terminal a list of commands jsut comes up with nothing i can see to run it, any ideas, i run suse 9.2
 
Old 03-07-2006, 08:42 PM   #2
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When you say a list of "commands" come up, do you mean something like this?
Code:
MPlayer SuSE Linux 10.0 (i686)-Packman-4.0.2 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon MP/XP Thoroughbred (Family: 6, Stepping: 1)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled with runtime CPU detection - WARNING - this is not optimal!
To get best performance, recompile MPlayer with --disable-runtime-cpudetection.


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 ...etcetera
If so, this is normal when you use the mplayer command. It expects you to specify files to play, options, etc.

Instead, try:

gmplayer

This runs it with a graphical interfaces, which is much more friendly , and will allow you to make your selections from menus.

Rob.

Last edited by Robhogg; 03-07-2006 at 08:44 PM.
 
Old 03-07-2006, 08:57 PM   #3
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Also to enable the gui it needs to be compiled at build time from the instructions.
./configure --enable-gui

Also there are other many frontends to mplayer like kplayer, kmplayer, and others

Brian1

Last edited by Brian1; 03-07-2006 at 08:58 PM.
 
  


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