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Old 10-01-2003, 02:52 PM   #1
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Help a newbie with Mplayer problems?


I've read the posts here about mplayer but I can't seem to get it to install. I have gotten to the point where I run as root:

apt-get update

I receive:

Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 removed and 0 not upgraded.

How can it not find one package to upgrade? This is the first time I've run it?

Then I type:

apt-get install mplayer

I receive:

Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package mplayer

I'm thinking that the update didn't download the package, but I really don't know what the problem is.

Anyone want to point a newbie in the right direction?
 
Old 10-01-2003, 03:09 PM   #2
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If you're using mandrake 9.1, just go to your mandrake control center>Software>add RPM> then search for 'mplayer' or 'gmplayer' and it's as easy as 1-2-3.

If you're not using mandrake, then I cannot help you. sorry.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 03:11 PM   #3
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Using Red Hat 9. Should have mentioned that.

Sorry.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 05:47 PM   #4
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did you verify if your apt-get software is propperly installed?
what kind of files are you going or want to run with mplayer?
 
Old 10-01-2003, 06:04 PM   #5
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How can I tell if apt-get is properly installed? I want to play QuickTime files, DVDs, etc.

Thanks for the reply.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 03:10 AM   #6
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try to get something and install it.

I would just go to the mplayer website and download the program and install according to the instructions. That way you know what version you are getting.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 08:17 AM   #7
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Why don't you just go and download the damn thing??

www.mplayerhq.hu
 
Old 10-02-2003, 09:53 AM   #8
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OK Robert:
1.- Go here: http://ayo.freshrpms.net/.........RH9 ~obviously~
2.-download the 3 files apt-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.i3..> apt-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.sr..>
apt-devel-0.5.5cnc6-..>
3.-Open your terminal ....and type:
rpm -Uvh apt-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.13 rpm....and so on for each file...
4.-If the installation program ask you for 1 or 2 libraries needed, go, find & install (in the same way) from here: http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/Shrike_Freshrpms.html
5.- Once you have installed apt-get, type, in a terminal:
apt-get update(enter)
apt-get upgrade(ent)
apt-get build-dep(ent)
apt-get dist-upgrade(ent)
6.-well, if everything works fine in this point, type:
apt-get install xine
you could type apt-get install mplayer too, but, from my personal point of view, I do preffer xine for the "easiest" way and performance to play almost, all kind of files in your linux box..
7.-If xine/mplayer was installed perfectly, just type:
/usr/bin/xine or /usr/bin/mplayer, the 1st time you use them, a dialog appears to configure the program, try it, in the begginers mode, and enjoy your files, mp3's, DVD's ...etc.
8.-Remember, you must be root...

see you !!
 
Old 10-02-2003, 10:36 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone. Got it working now. I appreciate the help.
 
  


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