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Old 10-12-2003, 07:18 PM   #1
Giallo998
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Question Mplayer Install


Complete Linux Newbie here, so keep in mind I know nothing about this. Finally got tired of Windows, and got RH9. Installations was simple, and quick (compared to windows). I am trying to get Mplayer to work, and am completely clueless. I downloaded a bunch of rpm files from their site, but now what? How do I install and run Mplayer? I am using the GUI that auto installs with RH9. I want to play / backup my dvds. Thanks in advance for any help. Nick
 
Old 10-12-2003, 09:17 PM   #2
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Install all the rpms thats first. If you don't know how to, use this command from a Konsole.

rpm -Uvh whatever.rpm

After that you should have Mplayer working and there should be a shortcut on the sound & video menue as Movie Player.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 11:49 PM   #3
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Hi

Where did you download the mplayer from? I suggest this site:

http://ftp.icm.edu.pl/pub/linux/mplayer-rpms/

download all those mplayer, mplayer-common, mplayer-gui and skin pack. you also have to download the codecs. you need to download mencoder package for dvd-ripping

I think using terminal to install those packages is simpler. Open your terminal, login an root and go to the folder where you keep all the download files, and

rpm -ivh mplayer*

after that

rpm -ivh mencoder*

then type 'mplayer' to run your newly insatlled program



post again if there is any errors encountered when installing.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 01:43 AM   #4
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chii-chan -
I downloaded all the rpms from the link you provided.
When I did the rpm -ivh got all errors

ex: when I did rpm -ivh mplayer-common1.0pre2-1.athlon.rpm
it says
warning: mplayer-common-1.0pre2-1.athlon.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 28a26067
error: Failed dependencies:
mplayer = 1.0pre2 is needed by mplayer-common-1.0pre2-1
another question;
why wont the terminal access any folders of files that are in anything deeper than one sub-dir?

It will access the deeper files / folders that were created by the installer, but for instance, I downloaded the mplayer files to /downloads/mplayer and it wont access the mplayer folder I made. I don't get it

I thank all of you for your help and patience. Nick
 
Old 10-13-2003, 07:04 AM   #5
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dear giallo998

why don't you go to mplayerhq.hu and download the source file, with codecs and skins, then compile the software.
compilcation is easy, unzip the mplayer file you have downloaded and go into the unzipped directory. then type "./configure --enable-gui". this will print some messages, check out at the end of the messages to look for any error during confiure.
No eoor? good then type "make".
this will take some time (in my pc it takes 20 minutes!)

now become super user by typing "su" and giving root password when prompted.
as super user type "make install"

after the installation is complete, unzip the skin file and copy the contents to /usr/local/share/mplayer/skin/default (if default doesnot exist create the directory)

download the font file and unzip it. copy all the contents (after choosing which font size you will use) of a particular font-size directory to /usr/local/share/mplayer/fonts

you must be super user or root to copy these files.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 03:15 PM   #6
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Doing the ./configure --enable-gui worked. no probs
make worked
make install worked
all three only took about 5 min
gmplayer works well. won't play dvd's though. says "can't open dvd device /dev/dvd"

the only way I can get it to see the dvd is to mount the dvd drive as a folder in mnt, and open the vob file
how do I get it to see the drive?
Thanks

Last edited by Giallo998; 10-13-2003 at 03:36 PM.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 03:52 PM   #7
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Check out my reply in this thread. Its by far the easiest way to install mplayer in RedHat 9.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 09:23 PM   #8
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Hi Giallo998

Quote:
Originally posted by Giallo998
chii-chan -
I downloaded all the rpms from the link you provided.
When I did the rpm -ivh got all errors

ex: when I did rpm -ivh mplayer-common1.0pre2-1.athlon.rpm
it says
warning: mplayer-common-1.0pre2-1.athlon.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 28a26067
error: Failed dependencies:
mplayer = 1.0pre2 is needed by mplayer-common-1.0pre2-1
another question;
why wont the terminal access any folders of files that are in anything deeper than one sub-dir?

actually in my previous posting I intentionally write the command like this:

rpm -ivh mplayer*

so that it will install every packages that start with 'mplayer-'. You got the error bcs you don't install the mplayer-common and mplayer packages at the same time; the packages are interdependent upon each other. In other word you're supposed to rpm like this:

rpm -ivh mplayer-common1.0pre2-1.athlon.rpm mplayer-1.0pre2-1.athlon.rpm mplayer-gui-1.0pre2-1.athlon.rpm

that's why i don't recommend using gui rpm insatllation bcs you cannot install multiple rpms at the same time!

 
Old 02-12-2004, 11:20 AM   #9
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Hi all,

Im a newbie and have the same problem.

I have tried the way krussell explaint but there appear an error:

Error: The GUI requires GTK devel packages (which were not found).

Im using Suse and not RH is that the reason?
If yes is there a way like this for suse, too?

Thanks
 
Old 02-12-2004, 02:27 PM   #10
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use yast to download gtk-devel packages. you probably have the vanilla gtk packages that render what's been compiled. to complile something new, you'll need the -devel packages.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 04:19 PM   #11
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Now I have installed all packages with devel in the name but there is still the same error.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 06:38 AM   #12
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Old 02-14-2004, 06:48 AM   #13
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this command will work

rpm -Uvh mplayer-common-0.90rc3-1.i386.rpm mplayer-gui-0.90rc3-1.i386.rpm mplayer-skin-default-1.6-3.noarch.rpm

this will install mplayer and all dependencies

each package represents the packages you should have downloaded

additionally

rpm -Uvh mplayer*

will work as well if in the directory where you installed mplayer, as it looks for all files that start with mplayer and installs them.
 
  


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