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Old 12-19-2002, 11:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy DIVX problem


Hi, i am currently running Mandrake 9.0.

I would like to know how to get Mplayer to play DIVX properly.

Its not working.
I've installed Mplayer basic without the gui. All i hear is sound.

I've installed the divx4linux package already. Still no good.
Avifile doesn't seem to be detectable for some reason when i successfully ./configured, make and make install.

Also, i've installed the latest png library and for some reason after installing...Mplayer still say that i dont have the necessary library.

Can someone help me out?
 
Old 12-19-2002, 11:59 PM   #2
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What are you trying to run mplayer with? I mean, what is your command?

And what is filename, and do you have access to it with the user you are attempting to run it with?

One more thing...
Welcome to LQ

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Old 12-20-2002, 01:09 AM   #3
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Thanks for the welcome.

My command line is:
mplayer /file.avi

when i run:
mplayer -vo x11 /file.avi

then i can see the DIVX except its a small small screen..when i do full screen, its stil at its normal size....

Also...for some reason i can't compile Mplayer with gui support.
I've installed the libpng files but it still says that there is a miss match or it cannot be found.

thanks for thehelp
 
Old 12-20-2002, 01:14 AM   #4
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Try running it with xv, so:
mplayer -vo xv filename.avi

To get a fullscreen, I use the -zoom option:
mplayer -vo xv -zoom filename.avi
Then you can maximize and I think it max's as well.

Can you post the exact error message for trying to compile the gui? Also, make sure you are installing the correct png lib it's looking for. Most distro's have most graphic libs compiled in already, so you shouldn't be running into errors about that, unless you are running an old, or customized install.

Anyway, yeah, if you can post that error that'd be great.

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Old 12-20-2002, 01:18 AM   #5
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Have you download the win32 codecs and placed them somewhere like /usr/lib/win32 ?
 
Old 12-21-2002, 05:57 AM   #6
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get the ffmpeg package. this is the best decoder for linux. its fast and it works.

beacause of libpng:
are you SURE you dont have libpng installed twice?
are you SURE the libpng libs are in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH?
are you SURE you ran ldconfig after having installed libpng?

if not, go and check. this is the most common error, that libs are installed twice on a system, ant then at compile time, the compiler/linker is confused which one to use.

hope this helps

raven
 
Old 12-21-2002, 06:09 AM   #7
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ffmpeg is already included in all standard mplayer releases.

and the -zoom option is only used for x11, not xv
 
Old 12-21-2002, 12:28 PM   #8
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Thanks Chris, I was completely unaware of the -zoom being specifc to a video output.

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Old 12-21-2002, 11:24 PM   #9
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Ok about that GUI thing...forget it..

i tried installing the nvidia drivers and somethnig went wrong with the GLX drivers and wouldn't let me back into X window..so i was deleting some stuff with -rf..and oups..i deleted X and oups..i had to reformat linux...



but other than that..yes raven ur right i had a double copy of png and it was getting confused.

now if only i cna figure out why the MOSFET theme wouldnt install because i can't seem to update some of the library properly...hmmmmm
 
Old 12-22-2002, 06:45 AM   #10
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tell me the error, i tell you how to solve it :-P

greetz

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