Ok here's what I have done now. I renamed the skin I downloaded to "default" and put it in /usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin. Now when I run gmaplyer in terminal this what i get:
MPlayer 0.92-3.3.1 (C) 2000-2003 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Celeron 2/Pentium III Coppermine,Geyserville (Family: 6, Stepping: 6)
Detected cache-line size is 32 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE
Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: No such file or directory
Reading config file /home/steve/.mplayer/config
[cfg] read config file: /home/steve/.mplayer/gui.conf
Reading config file /home/steve/.mplayer/gui.conf: No such file or directory
vo: X11 running at 1024x768 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
Reading /home/steve/.mplayer/codecs.conf: can't open '/home/steve/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: can't open '/usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Using built-in default codecs.conf
font: can't open file: /home/steve/.mplayer/font/font.desc
font: can't open file: /usr/local/share/mplayer/font/font.desc
Failed to open /dev/rtc: Permission denied (mplayer should be setuid root or /dev/rtc should be readable by the user.)
Using usleep() timing
Can't open input config file /home/steve/.mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory
Can't open input config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory
Falling back on default (hardcoded) input config
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: Permission denied
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
SKIN dir 1: '/home/steve/.mplayer/Skin'
SKIN dir 2: '/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin'
New_Face failed. Maybe the font path is wrong.
Please supply the text font file (~/.mplayer/subfont.ttf).
subtitle font: load_sub_face failed.
Now it looks like to me that my font is not correct or setup right. Where do the fonts need to go so mplayer will work?
Thanks alot so far,