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Old 08-31-2006, 08:32 AM   #1
brenlae
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Question Questions reguarding Fedora Core 5...


Ok, so, I have the nVidia drivers up and working, my sound is working, and my ethernet is working - so far, so good. Only problem is, I want to watch videos, download torrent files and listen to mp3's now.

When I typed

yum install mplayer

It installed mplayer and several codecs, however, when I type

mplayer

into a terminal, nothing happens, it doesn't recogize the command. Can anyone help?

When I installed xmms via yum, it didn't install support for mp3 playback, I would like to fix this. Any help?

Also, when I was setting up Azureus, and testing the port the program had chosen for torrent files, I just got an NAT Error - any advice?

The movies I want to watch are DVD's, mpeg, avi, stuff like that. I also just want to listen to radio streams and mp3's, as well as download torrents of files.

If any of you could help with my dilemma(s), I would most appreciate it.

Thank you in advance!
 
Old 08-31-2006, 08:52 AM   #2
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To use mplayer from the command line:
mplayer file_name (will play file_name)

Radio streams:
Click on it, select "use other application" browse your file system and select "/usr/bin/xmms".
(or install Streamtuner as explained in the link below)

All the rest is explained here (codecs, xmms-mp3, dvd, azureus + configuration, ...):
http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...ion_notes.html

Last edited by jens; 08-31-2006 at 09:12 AM.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 09:02 AM   #3
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Also you need to install the w32codecs package to play windows files if I remember right.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 09:12 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brenlae
When I installed xmms via yum, it didn't install support for mp3 playback, I would like to fix this. Any help?

Also, when I was setting up Azureus, and testing the port the program had chosen for torrent files, I just got an NAT Error - any advice?

The movies I want to watch are DVD's, mpeg, avi, stuff like that. I also just want to listen to radio streams and mp3's, as well as download torrents of files.

If any of you could help with my dilemma(s), I would most appreciate it.

Thank you in advance!
mp3: http://www.fedorafaq.org/#mp3

dvd: http://www.fedorafaq.org/#dvd

codecs: http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...es.html#Codecs
 
Old 08-31-2006, 04:03 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the help everybody!

As far as mplayer goes, I can't get it to run via a terminal because the system does not recognize the command mplayer. I know I have it installed, although I don't know where yum stored it (whether it be in /opt or some other directory). Is there anyway to make it a command so I can do, say...

mplay /loc/ation/file.mpeg

?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 07:29 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brenlae
Thanks for all the help everybody!

As far as mplayer goes, I can't get it to run via a terminal because the system does not recognize the command mplayer. I know I have it installed, although I don't know where yum stored it (whether it be in /opt or some other directory). Is there anyway to make it a command so I can do, say...

mplay /loc/ation/file.mpeg

?

Thanks in advance.
Hi brenlae.
Mplayer is installed in /usr/bin and should work from any place.
The real command is simply:
mplayer file.mpeg (no need to change this)

Where did you get it from?
I'm personally using the freshrpms, dries and extra repos (mplayer comes with freshrpms).

Anyway, try to install it again like this:
Code:
yum install mplayer mplayer-skins mplayer-fonts
...and make very sure you don't get any errors.

If it does give you errors, make sure you have yum configured like this:
http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...notes.html#Yum(this will add both freshrpms and dries)
...and install it again (also make sure you don't have Livna enabled as default).

You should now have it in your GNOME menu as well. To start it from the CL without playing anything, type gmplayer (this will pop up a graphical version, the same one you get from starting it from your menu).

If it still can't play anything, it's most likely using the wrong video output.
Either set your sound and video defaults in ~/.mplayer/config
or do just change the video output in gmplayer:
*Start it from your menu or type gmplayer.
*Click on it with your right mouse button and select "preferences".
*Click the video tab and select "xv".

PS: gmplayer is just a link using a graphical front. To play something from the CL, keep using the normal mplayer command.

PS PS: ...and don't use that horrible guide from http://www.fedorafaq.org
It makes use of Livna as default wich is IMO a very bad idea since it conficts with all other 3th party repos and doesn't give you half as much packages as freshrpms and dries do.

Last edited by jens; 08-31-2006 at 08:26 PM.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 05:33 AM   #7
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Ok, I have a few problems here, I'll post them in a moment as it won't allow me to post links until I have posted three times...
 
Old 09-01-2006, 05:35 AM   #8
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[brenlae@blk-215-85-100 ~]$ su
Password:
[root@blk-215-85-100 brenlae]# rpm -ivh http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrp....fc.noarch.rpm
Retrieving http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrp....fc.noarch.rpm
warning: /var/tmp/rpm-xfer.KkAppS: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID e42d547b
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
file /etc/yum.repos.d/freshrpms.repo from install of freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc conflicts with file from package yum-fedorafaq-5-2006.05.09
[root@blk-215-85-100 brenlae]#


This is what I get now when I try to update my yum config file. I did use the fedorafaq version a few days ago, thinking it was the best idea. By the way, when I installed mplayer I saw livna mentioned a lot. As it stands now, gmplayer, mplayer and whatnot are not recognized commands, which I blame on fedorafaq.

Hopefully there's some way to fix yum in the aforementioned way without having fedorafaq messing up everything.

Any help?
 
Old 09-01-2006, 10:15 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brenlae


This is what I get now when I try to update my yum config file. I did use the fedorafaq version a few days ago, thinking it was the best idea. By the way, when I installed mplayer I saw livna mentioned a lot. As it stands now, gmplayer, mplayer and whatnot are not recognized commands, which I blame on fedorafaq.

Hopefully there's some way to fix yum in the aforementioned way without having fedorafaq messing up everything.

Any help?
Sadly it might not be that easy. Since you already mentionned that you probably have many Livna Packages installed. They might conflict with any other 3th party repo (wich is why that RPM didn't install).

Do notice that the fact that I personaly dislike Livna, fedorafaq.org and their (IMHO) childish user base does not automatically mean their's anything wrong with it. Many people do like it and do seem to find it usable.

Not using Livna also doesn't mean you can't use Yum to install some packages of it. I personally use their nVidia RPMS like this:
yum --enablerepo livna install kmod-nvidia
I have Livna in my source but not enabled. The "--enablerepo livna" part makes it possible for yum to take this package from the Livna repo.

That said, if you're willing to take the risk(conlicts and possible dubble packages, all this can be fixed but it can be painfull) you can still change.

First remove Livna and fedorafaq.org:
Next configure yum as posted above.

Last edited by jens; 09-01-2006 at 10:39 PM.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 09:03 AM   #10
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Well, I got movie playback working via totem, the only problem now is my DVD player/burner isn't working properly.

You see, if I pop in a CD, it won't play the CD in my DVD burner, but it will play it in my CD-ROM. If I pop in a DVD it won't play the DVD and totem gives, quite literally, no reason. I know my DVD player/burner isn't broken because I could play DVD's in Windows just fine, so that's off the list.

I can deal with the mp3 problem it seems without little trouble, but I'm quite perplexed by the trouble with my DVD player/burner. It won't play audio CD's and it won't play DVD's, but my CD-ROM will play audio CD's just fine. Odd, no?

Any advice?

EDIT - Also, no matter what port I test with azureus I come up with an NAT error. Newbie experience on Windows has told me that this has something to do with a firewall or something is just not letting me through. How do I access the Fedora firewall? Any gui apps?

EDIT2 - I have the proper libs installed for DVD playback via totem. I checked out the totem site and installed them via yum, so that's not the issue.

EDIT3 - I just turned off the firewall and noticed Azureus now works fine. So, I'll just keep it that way until I can figure out the firewall.

Last edited by brenlae; 09-02-2006 at 09:10 AM.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 11:40 AM   #11
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Well, I got DVD playback working with totem-xine instead of just totem. I firest removed the original totem as well. I was just watching American History X, good movie. The lips are a tad out of symc with the audio but it's nothing I can't deal with.

So I have all of what I want now. I even managed to work out snes9x, which is nice.

Maybe now I'll start programming a bit just for fun (I'm still learning, but hey).

Thanks for all the help, I really appreciated it.
 
  


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