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Old 10-23-2002, 07:39 AM   #16
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mplayer is available as an rpm now, and is probaly going to be replacing xine in mandrake i think, reading some of the cooker mailing lists
 
Old 10-23-2002, 07:48 AM   #17
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Enlighten me!

How would I go about using it properly?
 
Old 10-23-2002, 07:52 AM   #18
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mplayer has been available as an rpm for quite some time now.

I just installed it on a new machine, this morning using all rpm files.

How do I go about watching TV in it. I have tried and it seems to be a horror show of dpendencies to get XMLTV going properly. Or is there something else I need to do.
 
Old 10-23-2002, 08:17 AM   #19
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it's all in the documentation. if you have v4l properly configured there are no other dependencies
 
Old 10-23-2002, 08:38 AM   #20
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well I have been able to watch TV with xawtv and KwinTV for a couple years now. v4l is loaded and running, mplayer complains it can't find it, or it it isn't installed well it certainly is.

I have read the documentation and haven't found it very usefull.

I was hoping to get a little assistance.
 
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mplayer isn't really too great as a tv, it's not meant to be. i'm watching tv on it right now, but i usually use xawtv, as it's meant to be a tv program. I don't believe you can have preset channels on it yet, so i'm not too fussed. it's great for recording though.

i don't know what your problems are, as you don't give any acutal output.
 
Old 10-23-2002, 09:16 AM   #22
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I run the command and everything looks good, the very end of the output says driver v4l doesn't exist

The reason I would like to get it going is I am looking at some software "Freevo" for a machine built on the new via ITX motherboards. It uses mplayer for it's TV features, however I have four machines of differing mobo's, all have tuner cards, but all report the same thing, when trying mplayer for TV, they all report v4l doesn't exist.

I'll be right back and post the output I get in the console.
 
Old 10-23-2002, 09:21 AM   #23
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well i'd say compile from source and see if it picks it up then or not. if it fails, track back through the config.log and see what it's test was and thus why it failed.
 
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Reading /home/Bruce/.mplayer/codecs.conf: 38 audio & 106 video codecs
font: can't open file: /home/Bruce/.mplayer/font/font.desc
Font /usr/share/mplayer/font/font.desc loaded successfully! (206 chars)
Using usleep() timing
Can't open input config file /home/Bruce/.mplayer/input.conf : No such file or directory
Can't open input config file /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 opening lirc support!
You won't be able to use your remote control

Playing TV
Detected TV! ;-)
No such driver: v4l


Exiting... (End of file)
 
Old 10-23-2002, 09:38 AM   #25
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I have tried from source, from rpm, and Freevo's preconfigured mplayer and all report the same thing.

I don't understand why it can't find a driver everything can find, I am sure I could add it to a config file, I just don't know what to add.

I have no such input.conf file in home or roots home, so it falls back on the default, which I assume should be fine.
 
Old 10-23-2002, 09:39 AM   #26
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well like i said, see what ./configure has to say about it
 
Old 10-23-2002, 10:03 AM   #27
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Well aparently the newest source files don't like my version of gcc.

How much work am I looking at too update this?

I have never had an app complain about it before.

I know 296 doesn';t have the best rep, but like I said I have never had a problem with it. With the exception of mplayer complaining about it.
 
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you can force it to use 2.96 (as it says in the docs) if you want. it's just strongly recommended don't (as it says in the docs). upgrading to a stable gcc is a piece off piss. easier still just install gcc3 along side it.
 
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./configure , make and make install all ran fine

Now when I run it I get the error, /dev/video is a directory

Well I pretty much know that, how do I get it to point to /dev/video0 instead of video
 
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presumably you're using devfs, which i've really never played about with. traditionally /dev/video is a symlink to the real video device:
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[chris@trevor chris]$ ls -l /dev/video*
   0 lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           11 Mar 10  2002 /dev/video -> /dev/video0
   0 crw-------    1 chris    sys       81,   0 Apr 14  2001 /dev/video0
   0 crw-------    1 chris    sys       81,   1 Apr 14  2001 /dev/video1
   0 crw-------    1 chris    sys       81,   2 Apr 14  2001 /dev/video2
   0 crw-------    1 chris    sys       81,   3 Apr 14  2001 /dev/video3
try using the device= option to set the right device, probably /dev/video0
 
  


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