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Old 04-15-2003, 10:16 AM   #1
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easy way to install new mplayer


are there any rpm packages out there that will install all the dependencies for mplayer quickly and easily? I do not want to install all the packages for this. Or is there an easy way to install mplayer?
 
Old 04-15-2003, 10:42 AM   #2
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The easiest way I have found to install mplayer is by source. It is a good idea to download and install all the codecs first this way you will have support for almost anything. What I did was:

./configure --help

and I studied the output for a while. There are a lot of options. When you have found all the switches you want issue the ./configure command with all your chosen switches. Before doing 'make' you should go back and look at what ./configure spit out. Make sure everything you need has been configured. If not go back to the ./configure --help.

Although my preferred method for installs is the rpm format, in this case I find it much easier to install from source.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 11:05 AM   #3
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Or go here http://apt.freshrpms.net and get the apt-get package manager. It kicks butt, and downloaded and installed the entire mplayer set in less than a minute. works for just about everything.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 12:16 PM   #4
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Using mandrake you can always:

urpmi mplayer

But unless you have machine to spare, mplayer works so much more efficiently when you compile it yourself.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 12:32 PM   #5
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take their advice and use urpmi on mandrake or apt & synaptic on red hat, or there is a tgz available for slackware too, i think from www.linuxpackages.net

personally i prefer to install it from source, it's easy. just do "./configure --help" before you start to find out what to pass to ./configure, then just "make && make install" to install it. one last step, unzip any codec packs you downloaded and put the contents in /usr/lib/win32
and bob's yer uncle.

Last edited by Calum; 04-15-2003 at 12:34 PM.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 01:03 PM   #6
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On an unrelated note, what exactly does bob's yer uncle mean and where did it come from?
 
Old 04-15-2003, 01:06 PM   #7
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LOL. Jack in the Crack commercial...
 
Old 04-15-2003, 02:19 PM   #8
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the NEW Mplayer?

Hmm, I've been using 0.90 (beta though) for a long time with no problems at all.
I looked at the mplayer site and I haven't noticed any problems that were mentioned.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 02:26 PM   #9
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I mean the newest. as in 0.90.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 03:18 PM   #10
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yeah, that's the same one i have been using for a long time. The only difference is that mine is beta = 0.90pre8-2.96
 
Old 04-15-2003, 07:52 PM   #11
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I got it working!

Well I guess sort of. Is there not a gui version of the program that would open up a window and then let me tell it which file to open? When I did the ./configure --enable-gui, I thought it was supposed to do this. As of right now, I type mplayer then the filename and it works but I would like to be able to make this a little more graphically useable.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 08:09 PM   #12
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I think the command is gmplayer.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 08:19 PM   #13
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awesome!

I should have looked better.

Thanks a lot for the help Crashed_Again. This is why this forum is the best that I have found for answering my questions on anything about linux.
 
  


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