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Old 12-10-2006, 06:20 PM   #1
sphanlon
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How do you install VLC or Mplayer on YDL 5.0 PS3?


Nothing's really been made to work with this yet I guess, although I hear some have got it going. I'm kind of a noob but have done some homework and have seen and used directions that I guess would have worked on different versions on different systems. Anyway, Totem isn't playing a thing for me, so I want to get something else, or if you can tell me how to beef up totem, that's cool too.
 
Old 12-11-2006, 10:52 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by sphanlon
Nothing's really been made to work with this yet I guess, although I hear some have got it going. I'm kind of a noob but have done some homework and have seen and used directions that I guess would have worked on different versions on different systems. Anyway, Totem isn't playing a thing for me, so I want to get something else, or if you can tell me how to beef up totem, that's cool too.
Like u i'm a noob with linux. but here's the how-to. that i used to install mplayer on ydl in my ps3. i got mplayer to work n all but i just cant get the GUI for it to work.

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Try getting MPlayer since it is the one used in the videos uploaded to YouTube. Here is what you need to do:

1. Download the binary codecs for Linux PPC

2. extract the content of essential-ppc-20061022.tar.bz2

3. as root copy the codecs from the directory to /usr/local/lib/codecs

4. Download MPlayer v1.0rc1 source

5. extract the content of MPlayer-1.0rc1.tar.bz2

6. cd to that directory and run ./configure

7. If there were no errors run make

8. If there were no errors run make install as root



I don't have PS3 yet but this is what I do on my linux machine:

Code:
basel@slack-amd64:~$ cd && mkdir ps3demo

basel@slack-amd64:~$ cd ps3demo

basel@slack-amd64:~/ps3demo$ cp /mnt/data/Applications/MPlayer/essential-20060611.tar.bz2 .

basel@slack-amd64:~/ps3demo$ bunzip2 essential-20060611.tar.bz2

basel@slack-amd64:~/ps3demo$ tar -xvf essential-20060611.tar

basel@slack-amd64:~/ps3demo$ cd essential-20060611

basel@slack-amd64:~/ps3demo/essential-20060611$ su

root@slack-amd64:/home/basel/ps3demo/essential-20060611# mkdir /usr/local/lib/codecs/

root@slack-amd64:/home/basel/ps3demo/essential-20060611# mv * /usr/local/lib/codecs/

root@slack-amd64:/home/basel/ps3demo/essential-20060611# exit

basel@slack-amd64:~/ps3demo/essential-20060611$ cd ..

basel@slack-amd64:~/ps3demo$ cp /mnt/data/Applications/MPlayer/MPlayer-1.0rc1.tar.bz2 .

basel@slack-amd64:~/ps3demo$ bunzip2 MPlayer-1.0rc1.tar.bz2

basel@slack-amd64:~/ps3demo$ tar -xvf MPlayer-1.0rc1.tar

basel@slack-amd64:~/ps3demo$ cd MPlayer-1.0rc1

basel@slack-amd64:~/ps3demo/MPlayer-1.0rc1$ ./configure && echo done-conf

basel@slack-amd64:~/ps3demo/MPlayer-1.0rc1$ make && echo done-mk

basel@slack-amd64:~/ps3demo/MPlayer-1.0rc1$ su

root@slack-amd64:~/ps3demo/MPlayer-1.0rc1$ make install && echo done-inst

root@slack-amd64:~/ps3demo/MPlayer-1.0rc1$ exit

basel@slack-amd64:~/ps3demo/MPlayer-1.0rc1$ mplayer file_name
 
Old 12-11-2006, 10:57 AM   #3
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I think I know, but I'm enough of a noob that I want to make sure here: How do you run it without the GUI? Give some smaple commands. thanks
 
Old 12-11-2006, 11:18 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by sphanlon
I think I know, but I'm enough of a noob that I want to make sure here: How do you run it without the GUI? Give some smaple commands. thanks
to run it without the GUI.

command is

mplayer <file name>
 
Old 12-11-2006, 11:46 AM   #5
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Really that's all? What about this command? Is it not necessary?
mplayer -vo sdl /FolderWhereFileIsStored/Filename.avi (or mpg/mp4/etc.)

Also, does totem benefit from the new codecs? If so, I don't really need mplayer.
 
Old 12-11-2006, 12:12 PM   #6
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for me i just use mplayer <file dir.filename>

and as for totem im still trying to figure out how to add codecs to it. becuz i much rather use that since it came with ydl n GUI works.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 02:45 PM   #7
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I managed to get VLC working on my PS3 running Yellowdog Linux. You basically need to get YUM configured properly and the rest is easy. If you want more details you can check out my blog.
 
  


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