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Old 05-04-2002, 06:57 AM   #1
saavik
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divx play problem


i just downloaded an divx codec from divx.com
i the directory i see:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 50673 Apr 19 20:05 DivX MPEG-4 Codec and Its Interface.htm*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2094 Apr 23 23:32 README.linux
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4172 Apr 18 21:30 decore.h
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5884 Apr 16 20:06 encore2.h
-rwxrwxrwx 1 1002 users 481 Okt 26 2001 install.sh*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 311219 Apr 18 22:24 libdivxdecore.so*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 388760 Apr 18 21:16 libdivxencore.so*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7223 Apr 23 23:39 license.txt*

The Readme says:

Extract the archive, and run "./install.sh" as root.

so i did but when i now run eg. enjoympeg, i can select a file but when i dubbleclick the player closes.
real player says :

some components are not availible!

what have i done wrong?
 
Old 05-04-2002, 06:59 AM   #2
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startx by using a decent player like mplayer, and then at least you'll get some USEFUL information abuot what's going wrong, IF it goes wrong
 
Old 05-04-2002, 02:54 PM   #3
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you should definitely try xine:

http://xine.sourceforge.net/

it's a great player, does about all the stuff mplayer does (and some more), and it has very good user support. also, the newest version plays divx 5.
 
Old 05-04-2002, 06:11 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by sarefo
you should definitely try xine:

http://xine.sourceforge.net/

it's a great player, does about all the stuff mplayer does (and some more), and it has very good user support. also, the newest version plays divx 5.
wow, that's *the* way to get my back up right now! bad thing to say! mplayer does VASTLY more than xine does. Xine is just shiny, mplayer DOES stuff... and mplayer is 2nd most active project on freshmeat (95%. kernel = 100%) and Xine comes in around 30% i think.. anyway. MPlayer kicks 10 shades of something or other out of Xine any day of the week, expect in terms of GUI's.. which you don't need anyway. try running xine without X.. that's a good enough start...
 
Old 05-06-2002, 01:33 AM   #5
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MPlayer-current.tar.bz2

what is that file ?
how can i install it?
until now i only had tar files!
sorry for that!
 
Old 05-06-2002, 06:52 AM   #6
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Ok here is what you do - go to http://cambuca.ldhs.cetuc.puc-rio.br/~jcm/skyblade and get yourself a xine rpm. It works fine with suse 7.3 should be ok with 8.0 too but I didn't try and probably never will.
To compile mplayer you first read the doc's to see what you need or want and how to enable it.
If you just want to check it out. Unpack the tarball. Then cd to the directory of mplayer. When you are there do ./configure and then make and make install.
Works without any trouble (with suse 7.3)
 
Old 05-06-2002, 08:49 AM   #7
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I'll say it again becuse it is important:

If you compile mplayer - read the manual, then read it again

After I did that I found how how to enable 4 way sound when watching DVDs, how to convert between file formats, and how to achieve high speed DivX encoding.
 
Old 05-06-2002, 09:58 AM   #8
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Yeah I have the same problem with divX. It says just extract and install but it doesnt work. When I run MPlayer it says that the filetype is not supported. So if anyone knows how to get rid of this then please tell me. Thanx
 
Old 05-06-2002, 10:31 AM   #9
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I had the same problem - with xine and mplayer.
After I installed the latest versions of xine and mplayer everything is working - including divx5 and xvid.
 
Old 05-06-2002, 11:38 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by zsaddened
Yeah I have the same problem with divX. It says just extract and install but it doesnt work. When I run MPlayer it says that the filetype is not supported. So if anyone knows how to get rid of this then please tell me. Thanx
mplayer (in my experience) only supports codecs if it can find them at compile time. I suggest compiling it yourself and paying careful attention to the list of codecs that it says are and are not available after you ./configure

Make sure you grab the win32 zip file from the site too and extract its contents to /usr/lib/win32

Instaling xanim and its codecs should give you even more possible files to play.
 
Old 05-09-2002, 11:32 PM   #11
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divx audio codec problem

I'm having problems with mplayer divx audio codec.

I have the latest version of mplayer.

I've recompiled several times after making multiple changes:

- added /usr/local/lib to ld.so.conf and ran ldconfig
- moved the w32 codec to /usr/local/lib/w32
- ./configure --enable-gui gives me only oss for audio

I'm using emu10k1 for my audigy platinum card, but I can't get audio from a divx format!! mplayer gives me an error stating i need to specify divx audio at compile time, but it's installing the libavcodec, which I thought has all the divx audio stuff.

any suggestions?
 
Old 05-10-2002, 06:28 AM   #12
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Read section 2.2.1.2 of the manual in the DOCS subdirectory of the mplayer source. Are you using CVS? Or a CVS snapshot?

What is the output of ./configure?
 
Old 05-14-2002, 09:37 AM   #13
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dork maneuver

Ok dork newbie manuever. Discovered that when I was compiling mplayer, there were no w32 codecs being loaded.

I had downloaded the w32codec-0.6.0 but didn't know it had to be unleashed in the /usr/lib/win32 directory to be seen. Untarballed the file to there, recompiled and everythang was good.

THanks for the help!
 
  


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