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Old 09-12-2013, 03:49 AM   #1
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MPlayer playback issues


Hi,

I have installed MPlayer on my system built on a LFS platform, but I am having trouble with the playback of video files (except .mkv files) and all audio files.

I downloaded the binary codec packages and have untarred the package (as suggested in the README) under /usr/local/lib/codecs.

Is there anything else that I am missing, that may affect the playback?

Also can someone tell me how to play a file using CLI. At the moment I am opening the file with Mplayer and it works (only .mkv files)
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:18 AM   #2
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Equip yourself with a large beer & read 'man mplayer'

Usual thing in an X terminal

mplayer -alang en /path/to/file

This presumes you have installed a plethora of stuff - LibThis, LibThat, SDL, flac, ffmpeg, and a host of half assed other programs. You should be thoroughly sick installing the stuff. Otherwise, when you configure mplayer, it spits you out a list of it's capabilities
Code:
MP3 support      no
video support      no
Audio Decoding     no
anything useful     no
and that's what you get. If you type 'make' on that. . .

The solution is to install the dependencies (That's hell) and then recompile mplayer.

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Old 09-12-2013, 10:09 AM   #3
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Hm. The beer is missing from the man page and the guide of "how to build mplayer". Otherwise you can try VLC, I prefer it.
 
Old 09-13-2013, 03:43 AM   #4
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Hm. The beer is missing from the man page and the guide of "how to build mplayer". Otherwise you can try VLC, I prefer it.
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Equip yourself with a large beer
. The beer is on you. But make it a large one. Mplayer's man page is similar size to that of gcc or bash, but more interesting.

VLCplayer won't save him. He's doing penance - linux from scratch. He will still need dependencies. It's probably a better player, but I never bothered to learn it's keyboard options because mplayer rarely gave me any trouble.
 
  


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