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Old 06-30-2009, 12:42 AM   #1
michaelinux
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Devede cant find mplayer?


I tried to run devede and this is what i get:

can't find the following programs:
mplayer
mencoder

Devede needs them in order to work.

So i check with pkgtool and mplayer is actually installed, even though i upgraded mplayer from a package i found on slacky.eu but it still doesn't work.

So please if anyone can help me would be great.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 01:15 AM   #2
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The message means that devede is not looking in the right place.
Find out where the right place is, and put a link there.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 05:51 AM   #3
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Most likely devede is looking for mplayer in /usr/bin, but you probably have them in /usr/local/bin ?

To find the mplayer and mencoder binaries, as root, do

Code:
find / -name mplayer

find / -name gmplayer
At least once you've found them you know how to locate them. Most likely you found them in /usr/local/bin right? You can then make links in /usr/bin to make the binaries accessible "from" there, even though they are located in /usr/local/bin. Use the ln command:

Code:
cd /usr/bin
ln -s /usr/local/bin/mplayer mplayer
ln -s /usr/local/bin/mencoder mencoder
If devede still cannot find the files, you can try putting /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin in your path. In a terminal do

Code:
set PATH=$PATH:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin
Then try devede again.

Last edited by rylan76; 07-01-2009 at 02:43 AM.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 10:37 AM   #4
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echo $PATH first, those directories are usually there.
 
Old 07-02-2009, 09:08 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rylan76 View Post
Most likely devede is looking for mplayer in /usr/bin, but you probably have them in /usr/local/bin ?

To find the mplayer and mencoder binaries, as root, do

Code:
find / -name mplayer

find / -name gmplayer
At least once you've found them you know how to locate them. Most likely you found them in /usr/local/bin right? You can then make links in /usr/bin to make the binaries accessible "from" there, even though they are located in /usr/local/bin. Use the ln command:

Code:
cd /usr/bin
ln -s /usr/local/bin/mplayer mplayer
ln -s /usr/local/bin/mencoder mencoder
If devede still cannot find the files, you can try putting /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin in your path. In a terminal do

Code:
set PATH=$PATH:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin
Then try devede again.
I did it and this is what i get:
root@Slackware:/home/miguel# find / -name mplayer
/usr/share/mplayer
/usr/bin/mplayer
/etc/mplayer

root@Slackware:/home/miguel# clear
root@Slackware:/home/miguel# find / -name gmplayer
/usr/bin/gmplayer

root@Slackware:/home/miguel# find / -name mencoder
/usr/bin/mencoder

Last edited by michaelinux; 07-03-2009 at 12:58 AM.
 
Old 07-26-2009, 02:33 AM   #6
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Hi. I tried to install DeVeDe 3.14.0 on kubuntu 8.04 , but in the Package Installer window appear "Status: Error Dependency is not satisfiable: mencorder". What could i do?
 
Old 07-26-2009, 03:11 AM   #7
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Read above.

It cannot find mencoder.
either, a. install it, or b. find out where the executable is and add that to your path.
 
Old 11-27-2009, 07:23 AM   #8
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SOLUTION that works for me on my Ubutnu 9.10

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg2theora
sudo apt-get install libavcodec52
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-video

Now install DEVEDE from .deb source
you can download it from author's web
on rastersoft with the www and .com


P.D. Maybe you need to add medibuntu repositories
 
  


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