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Old 12-21-2004, 12:14 AM   #1
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Mplayer codecs


I tried to load this codec pack for Mplayer
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i386.rpm.html
and when i try to install it, it tells me i need Mplayer.....I have Mplayer!!! Can someone tell me what to do? TIA
 
Old 12-21-2004, 01:09 AM   #2
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it's possible that your Mplayer is installed in a different location than the installer is looking for. I don't ever use MPlayer so I can't be more specific.
 
Old 12-21-2004, 01:12 AM   #3
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it's possible that your Mplayer is installed in a different location than the installer is looking for. I don't ever use MPlayer so I can't be more specific.
1. What do you use then?
2. Where SHOULD Mplayer be?
 
Old 12-21-2004, 08:20 AM   #4
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can't you just install it with the " -nodeps " option to avoid dependency-checking ?
mplayer keeps it's codecs in /usr/local/lib/codecs ( in my Slackware ) so you might check there
if the install was succesfull .

edit: btw, here mplayer and gmplayer are installed in /usr/local/bin

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Old 12-21-2004, 08:08 PM   #5
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Did you compile and install it from a source tarball or did you use rpms? It's quite possible that if you install from source, the installation is not registered with the rpm database of packages installed which means that when you try to install something that depends on mplayer, it can't find it.

You're best bet might be to install via yum or apt-get since installing mplayer manually using rpm packages is dependency hell. After, you may try to install the codecs.

I'm not exactly sure if this will work, but confident that it will. Good luck.
 
Old 12-21-2004, 09:24 PM   #6
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If its just windows codecs packaged in an RPM file, run mc (midnight commander) in the terminal to look inside the rpm file. Make sure the rpm file does not have executable permissions. Then make /usr/local/lib/codec directory or whatever mplayer wants it. Next copy the codecs from the rpm file to the new created directory. Though you will have re-compile mplayer to use the new codecs.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 06:50 PM   #7
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Did you compile and install it from a source tarball or did you use rpms? It's quite possible that if you install from source, the installation is not registered with the rpm database of packages installed which means that when you try to install something that depends on mplayer, it can't find it.

You're best bet might be to install via yum or apt-get since installing mplayer manually using rpm packages is dependency hell. After, you may try to install the codecs.

I'm not exactly sure if this will work, but confident that it will. Good luck.
yeah, I used RPMs....thats about the only way I know how to instal with linux. I tried to install the newest Mplayer, I think it was 2 files....but one told me that it couldnt instal without the other first, and the same with the other package. I love linux....but I do admit....it gives me a bad headache when I have to install something!! I installed firefox...and the coolest feature was, it will look for codecs. It found the flash codec, but cant find any of the others it seems. I wish I had a local friend that knew Linux....but unfortunately, they dont know the first thing about it.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 07:11 PM   #8
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I'm not sure how else to help you then other than using the nodeps flag for installing.

Sorry I can't be more help.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 07:32 PM   #9
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yeah, I used RPMs....thats about the only way I know how to instal with linux. I tried to install the newest Mplayer, I think it was 2 files....but one told me that it couldnt instal without the other first, and the same with the other package.
You simply put all RPMs in the command line then it'll sort out the dependencies for you, eg:

rpm -i package1.rpm package2.rpm package3.rpm

rpm -i *.rpm
 
  


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