I'm going to assume by the above quote you know...
I wish!! I'm just a linux user... not a guru by any measure.
I see I'm above 500 post now, but keep in mind, the first 300+ were me ASKING
the questions. I now pop in from time to time to see if I can answer some.
Sometimes I get lucky, sometimes not so much. But lets see what we can do here.
First off, what is the error your getting? You have yet to post it. I just thought
of the codecs becuase you mentioned "...most people said just download the
library file and stuff it in /usr/lib/win32..." and thats where the codecs go.
Also, to answer your other question regarding the mplayer skin, I use "Corelian" as
my defualt, and sometimes "Blue" - I know....real exotic, huh?
So, the error is?
Also, what are you trying to play? Post a link so that I or others
can try it and compare our results?