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Old 09-24-2002, 11:58 PM   #1
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Question Problems compiling MplayerXP with dvdnav


I'm trying to use dvdnav with MplayerXP (it says that I can), but when I run ./configure --with-libdvdnav=/usr/local/lib/, it can't find it and compiles without it. If I run it with the option pointing to /usr/local/include/dvdnav/, then it finds it, but I get compilation errors. Anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong?

MPlayerXP works fine with most of my Divx files, and I've got Xine working with dvdnav as well as can be expected (crashes when you come within ten feet, but displays the picture beautifully, and lets you navigate the menus as intended).

Any help would be much appreciated.
 
Old 09-25-2002, 12:52 AM   #2
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First of all, what in the hell is MplayerXP? Ok, so if you mean the program from www.mplayerhq.hu called Mplayer, then here's an idea. You should NOT include the path to dvdnav when compiling mplayer, as it has a dvd kit built into it that works beautifully. Mplayer is, by itself, out of the box, the best player there is. And it is pretty much self serving, no need for just about anything. You might wanna enable the gui, but shouldn't use it very often. Ok, well, that's about it, so here's a recap:

Don't enable dvdnav, compile mplayer with the gui (just to be able to have it) and that's about it.

What errors do you get?

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Old 09-25-2002, 03:12 AM   #3
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MasterC, you really should be a little more sure of what you state as fact.

MPlayerXP is a branch of MPlayer modified by Nick Kurshev, one of the former main developers. It broke off as he wanted to include multithreading in the code, while the rest of the team very strongly believed it would damage the code, so they split off.

I'd easily stick with MPlayer, but if someone thinks they actually need dvdnav support and MPlayerXP actually does have it working, then what error messages are there, and what does the config.log say when you specify the first path you said?
 
Old 09-25-2002, 03:57 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by MasterC
Ok, so if you mean the program from www.mplayerhq.hu ...
if = fact: ????
 
Old 09-25-2002, 01:20 PM   #5
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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
MasterC, you really should be a little more sure of what you state as fact.

MPlayerXP is a branch of MPlayer modified by Nick Kurshev, one of the former main developers. It broke off as he wanted to include multithreading in the code, while the rest of the team very strongly believed it would damage the code, so they split off.

I'd easily stick with MPlayer, but if someone thinks they actually need dvdnav support and MPlayerXP actually does have it working, then what error messages are there, and what does the config.log say when you specify the first path you said?
Did you miss "here's an idea.."?

Hi I answered the question as showing it as an answer to Mplayer, since I had never heard of MplayerXP, and it would seem obvious that I did that in the reply. And at the end of my question, I put the question out there, what error messages are you getting, so I really think that I didn't do anything wrong Chris. But I guess because I hadn't heard of MplayerXP that I must be wrong...


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Old 09-25-2002, 07:11 PM   #6
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Wow. One post and it's already started a flamewar.

Well, I tried regular MPlayer (not XP) and it found dvdnav right off the bat. Who'da thunk it....

Unfortunately, although it found it and compiled with it, it doesn't actually *work* with it. The menus pop up, but there's no cursor and I can't select any of the options.

And if you're wondering why the heck I need dvdnav, you should really read a faq or two. None of the DVD players out there support menus by themselves!
 
Old 09-25-2002, 07:44 PM   #7
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I never got dvd menus to work either. Just start the dvd from track 2 or three and it should work fine.
 
Old 09-25-2002, 08:06 PM   #8
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Hi, ok that's cool, to each his own, no problem froobly. If you get it working, that'd be a cool feature to have. The way I read it, is you want to have the opening DVD menu, where you can click the "extras" features and such. I use ogle to control dvd's in that way. And Mplayer for everything else, but really that doesn't have to be everyone's way, especially on something like linux right?

Ok so I went with it, and headed over to the MplayerXP homepage, and read around a bit, pretty much the same info as Acid provided (thanks for the info up there acid). But when I went to go click to download to see if I could figure it out, there is a DVD section, here's a quote from it:
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Originally posted on url="http://mplayerxp.sf.net"]MplayerXP's homepage[/url]
DVD


If you want to play a DVD then you need to install following packages:
http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/groups/dvd (click 'download' in the menu at the left, and you can find libdvdcss and libdvdread in a table).
IMPORTANT !

For

* libdvdread 0.8 - you'll need libcss instead of libdvdcss
* libdvdread 0.9 - you'll need libdvdcss 0.0.3 ! Don't use newer versions, they won't work!
* For example never use libdvdcss 1.0, it will be unusably slow!
* libdvdread 0.9.3+ - please read its instruction on libdvdcss version. With this library it's normal to use libdvdcss-1.2.0+


Compile and install libdvdcss THEN libdvdread.

Also you may want to try dvdnav library which was hacked from xine by Ponekker Zoltan.
Note: Mplayerxp experimentally supports that!
So, in my OPINION, it would appear not to be something majorly supported right now, so that might be the problem you are running into. I guess you could try navigating using the numberpad or arrow keys if you haven't given that a try yet.

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Old 09-26-2002, 06:26 AM   #9
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Thanks for the help. I've managed to get subtitles and stuff working for DVD, so I don't *really* need the menus anymore. They just would've been nice... I guess I'll wait for further developments in the project.
 
Old 09-26-2002, 08:02 AM   #10
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I have on screen (tv screen) dvd menu's with my dvd card and xine.
ps: I've not had any luck tracking down the green screen problem with mplayer acid

Last edited by Aussie; 09-26-2002 at 08:03 AM.
 
Old 09-26-2002, 06:44 PM   #11
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It's a good thing somebody told froobly about regular old mplayer, ha?
 
Old 11-24-2002, 02:20 PM   #12
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Deos anyone know where it's trying to load this from?

mplayerxp: error while loading shared libraries: libvidix.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Thanks!
 
  


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