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Old 08-22-2003, 01:41 PM   #1
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How to Install MPlayer?


Sorry for simple questions but as I am quite new to Linux...

I have just downloaded MPlayer.tar.tar file and placed on Linux server but don't know what to do next to install it. Please let me know the steps to do so.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 01:45 PM   #2
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Try following Jeremy's tutorial. If you have any problems then post them:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=15
 
Old 08-22-2003, 02:05 PM   #3
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I have used tar zxf MPlayer.tar.tar and got message that gzip: stdin: not in gzip format so no success.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 03:48 PM   #4
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That is only if it is in gzip format. If it is just a tar:
tar -xf file.tar
 
Old 08-23-2003, 10:34 AM   #5
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I have downloaded the following two files,

win32codecs[1].tar.bz2
mplayer-0[1].91.tar.bz2

from http://site.n.ml.org/info/mplayer/

I have these files in a folder /home/sikandar.

I am trying to untar but can't.

tar xvjCf win32codecs[1].tar.bz2 > it say old option f required an argument.

I am new to Linux so don't know why all this happening as I am following threads on this forum but still no gain. I have to install MPlayer and try to get some step by step help.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 10:42 AM   #6
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Try:
tar -xjf win32codecs[1].tar.bz2
 
Old 08-23-2003, 10:44 AM   #7
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Very nice it has created a folder win32codecs so let me know what should I do next step so I will be able to install MPlayer.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 10:51 AM   #8
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If you cd into that directory there should be some install docs. Like INSTALL or README or a docs folder. Try reading what is in there or look at the online docs here:
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/#installation
 
Old 08-23-2003, 11:02 AM   #9
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Now I use
./configure --enable-gui but it failded with errors like,

gcc version not found
cc version not found

please downgrade/upgrade C compiler to version gcc-2.95 etc

What's wrong this these?
 
Old 08-23-2003, 11:05 AM   #10
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It means that you don't have gcc version 2.95 or later. Try installing gcc then try again.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 12:02 PM   #11
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From where I can get gcc and how I will install it? Sorry for asking so simple questions as I am try to migrate from win to Linux.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 12:08 PM   #12
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I assume by "linux 9" you mean RedHat 9?
1) Download this file to /tmp:
ftp://fr.rpmfind.net/linux/redhat/9/...2.2-5.i386.rpm
2) Run this install command as root:
rpm -ivh /tmp/gcc-3.2.2-5.i386.rpm
 
Old 08-23-2003, 12:24 PM   #13
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I have to download the file first on my XP machine and then moving to Redhat machine. But when I am trying to download it is saying not a win file. So let me know I have to download it directly on the Redhat machine or I can first download on XP and then copy to the Redhat.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 12:28 PM   #14
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You can downlaod it on what ever machine you like.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 12:44 PM   #15
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It seems very difficult to install a software on Redhat as I have trying to install it for last two days but still no success. Is this all becuase I am quite new without any knowledge of Redhat or it is really difficult for everyone.

The size of gcc is 18.5MB which will take few hours with me due to slow link. After downloading the file and will try to install it and will let you know about the results.
 
  


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