i've been fiddling with the install of mplayer for a few days and haven't been able to get things to work out quite right. i was reading the docs (specifically http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/codecs.html
) and decided to try to install the DivX4/5 stuff listed in it.
i followed the first instruction, which was to get the codec from divx.com and then install it. the second instruction, however, has left me feeling downright retarded:
"Get the CVS version of the OLD OpenDivx core library like this:
1. cvs -d: pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot login
2. cvs -d: pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot co divxcore"
when i get the cvs pwd prompt, what should i do? it seems to not do anything in response to my keyboard strokes.
if i just leave this partially setup install of DivX4, it sullies the compilation of mplayer, as make yields:
ve_divx4.c:275: structure has no member named `total_bits'
ve_divx4.c:276: structure has no member named `quantizer'
ve_divx4.c:279: structure has no member named `is_key_frame'
make: *** [ve_divx4.o] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/MPlayer-0.90/libmpcodecs'
make: *** [libmpcodecs/libmpcodecs.a] Error 2"
and now i can't even get the player to compile and THEN not work. gd it.
any suggestions on how to finish the install of DivX4 or remove the files installed by the codec are welcome.