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Old 09-25-2009, 05:34 PM   #1
morgan1985
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mplayer not, loading, playing or anything at all


i have just installed mplayer on my ps3 with linux 6.2, and when i click the icon nothing happens , no response at all, when going into the terminal i get this

mplayer: error loading shared libraries:libdvdread.so.3:cannot open shared object file:no such file or directory

same thing is happening with vlc but not the same error message just not doing anything, ive tried reinstaling

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Old 09-25-2009, 05:58 PM   #2
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This means that the binary for mplayer can't find the library (libdvdread.so.3 in this case).

Possible causes for this are that you haven't that library installed, or that the version that you have installed doesn't match with the mplayer ABI. The former can happen for example if you force installing a package without having fulfilled all its dependencies. The later can happen when you compile mplayer against a different version of libdvdread.so.3 than this that you have installed in your system.

I can't be more specific without knowing what distro are you using and -more importantly- *how* did you install mplayer (if you use the package manager, or you forced something, or you downloaded the package from some non-official site, or if you compiled it yourself...).
 
Old 09-25-2009, 07:14 PM   #3
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This means that the binary for mplayer can't find the library (libdvdread.so.3 in this case).

Possible causes for this are that you haven't that library installed, or that the version that you have installed doesn't match with the mplayer ABI. The former can happen for example if you force installing a package without having fulfilled all its dependencies. The later can happen when you compile mplayer against a different version of libdvdread.so.3 than this that you have installed in your system.

I can't be more specific without knowing what distro are you using and -more importantly- *how* did you install mplayer (if you use the package manager, or you forced something, or you downloaded the package from some non-official site, or if you compiled it yourself...).
hi mate thanks for the reply i didnt compile it myself alot of people say i just needed to do yum install mplayer and it did install with no errors, and ive just found out that they work under my root account but not the user account wich isnt wat i want, any help much appreciated, im using ydl 6.2 on ps3
cheers
 
Old 09-26-2009, 09:23 AM   #4
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Did you install MPlayer as root?
 
Old 09-26-2009, 10:34 AM   #5
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You probably have a permission problem since it works under root. If you have the bandwidth and time, uninstall Mplayer and re-install it by using sudo yum install mplayer from your account instead of root's. This is just my guess so don't do it unless you have no problems.

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