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Old 11-12-2002, 11:47 AM   #1
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Help with Xine and Mplayer


Hi all:

distro: redhat 8.0
kernel: 2.4.18-14

How do you install correctly Mplayer and Xine? and most important, How do you make it work properly? either one is fine with me, I just need to check out a presentation...and since I'm poor I've no money for Bill Gates to buy Window$ to play the file there.

* I ran all the steps as root to make sure I don't run out of permissions.*

I've tried to use MPlayer to watch a lousy avi file. I installed the Mplayer off RPMS.

I installed the RPMS from their site [ hxxp://mirrors.sctpc.com/dominik/linux/pkgs/mplayer/] , and followed all the instructions by the book 5 times already. Although the RPMs are not specifically designed for RH 8.0 and gave it a shot anyway.

Then...when I try to see this avi file I get this error, the mplayer quits:

MX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with RUNTIME CPU Detection - warning, it's not optimal! To get best performance, recompile MPlayer with --disable-runtime-cpudetection

Reading /root/.mplayer/codecs.conf: Reading /etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: 38 audio & 110 video codecs
font: can't open file: /root/.mplayer/font/font.desc
Font /usr/share/mplayer/font/font.desc loaded successfully! (206 chars)
Using usleep() timing
Input config file /etc/mplayer/input.conf parsed : 50 binds

Playing Presentation.avi

Then I installed mPlayer off the source. Still same error.


The issue with xine is different....I downloaded all the RPMS they recommend but I'm missing the following libraries:

libSDL-1.2.so.0
libaa.so.1
libasound.so.2
libslang.so.1
libxvidcore.so

Where can I download those libraries? I did a search in google for those libs but for some reason they don't come up and if they do and try to install them I get an error. For example, I tried to installed libaa.so.1 which depends on libncurses.so.4. Well, I went for libncurses library and it told me that I couldn't install it even as root.

Thanks guys,

el chupacabra
 
Old 11-12-2002, 11:50 AM   #2
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well for mplayer there is no error there, that's all perfectly normal. maybe you left a bit off of the bottom? try specifying a video output ( -vo xv / -vo x11 / -vo sdl)

as for xine (which isn't nearly as good as mplayer, not by miles) you can get those libraries from rpmfind.net, just search there for the files and it will give you the rpms.
 
Old 11-12-2002, 01:55 PM   #3
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Thumbs up thanks bro

hey, thanks man. I was just calling mplayer with the wrong options.

mplayer -vo sdl presentation.avi did it!!
 
Old 11-12-2002, 02:07 PM   #4
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sdl isn't too great a video output, it doesn't scale that well, as it's done in an external library. it's not that bad though. xv is much better, but if you don't get any info from "xvinfo" then i guess you're grpahics card isn't up to it or a similar problem

if you want to make the sdl output permanent, just create a file /home/you/.mplayer/config containing a line "vo = sdl" and that'll do it (alternatilvely put it in /etc/mplayer.conf)
 
Old 11-12-2002, 03:23 PM   #5
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Question cool

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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
sdl isn't too great a video output, it doesn't scale that well, as it's done in an external library.
Which external library? [ I just want to make sure my classmate has everything in his laptop before our presentation. I've been playing around with my 486 at home only.]


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Old 12-06-2003, 05:21 PM   #6
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i'm using rh9
i just now used apt to get xine and mplayer install, but neither will play my avi files. i tried the about -vo options, and they all give me errors, specificly, sdl and x11 give me this error 'Frame too small! (12672<202752) Wrong format?'

what should i do? i have been wasting my whole day with these 2 programs, and would finaly like to get on with life. mpegs work just fine though
 
Old 12-06-2003, 06:36 PM   #7
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Tried to run

gmplayer

in X instead of mplayer ?
It goives you menus for settings etc

cheers
bareego
 
Old 12-07-2003, 10:11 AM   #8
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i don't understand what you mean, about etc, or w/e. but i tried using gmplayer instead of mplayer, and i didn't get any of those errors in my terminal. this time i just got the same error when the gui of mplayer popped up. it still said something about -vo. am i missing a library? i used apt to install mplayer.
 
  


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