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Old 04-03-2003, 07:54 PM   #1
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minimum mplayer install-dvd only


Can anyone reccomend the best way to do the smallest mplayer install? I don't need divx, avi & QT. I want only to watch dvd's- I have the mplayer source and read the install docs but it just isn't that important to me and I have a million other things I'd rather do than learn about video. Can i just get the default frontend and install a dvd codec or must I absolutely install something more. It's kind of funny really - I usually revel in the fact that you can do so much with Linux software.
 
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Easy as pie.

Step one: Read the docs (they will give you VALUABLE info)

step two: before compiling do a ./configure --help and read the options it gives you.

Step three: compile and install.

I've done it. It took a while, a lot of trying and a lot of experimenting and finally an upgrade to Mandrake 9.1 but DVD playback now works WELL on my laptop. And the steps above are what it took.
 
Old 04-03-2003, 08:40 PM   #3
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Alright - thanks tcaptain. I guess I had hoped for something simple but apparently (at least in my experience) that is not a word associated with video.
 
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what's so untrivial about that? you want to remove certain components... so tell it to remove them... what else do you expect??
 
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Alright - thanks tcaptain. I guess I had hoped for something simple but apparently (at least in my experience) that is not a word associated with video.
Seriously, like Acid said, its NOT that hard. Just browse the installation section of the documentation a bit (its worth reading really, esp. the stuff that refers to your hardware) and then look at the output of ./configure --help (its like 2 pages...).

I mean its not...click setup.exe and go...but if you wanted that, you'd be using windows right?
 
Old 04-04-2003, 06:38 AM   #6
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I mean its not...click setup.exe and go...but if you wanted that, you'd be using windows right? [/B]
lol- The thought alone makes me shudder. I guess anything video just isn't my strong suit. Most things I can make work - video kills me for some reason. I'll check it out this weekend. Thanks guys.
 
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lol- The thought alone makes me shudder. I guess anything video just isn't my strong suit. Most things I can make work - video kills me for some reason. I'll check it out this weekend. Thanks guys.
Hey, if you run into a specific problem, you know where to find us

Seriously, I don't think you will...at least not when compiling installing. Its when you have to fiddle with Mplayer options that it becomes a sport...but then just tinker til you get it.
 
Old 04-04-2003, 04:38 PM   #8
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what's so untrivial about that? you want to remove certain components... so tell it to remove them... what else do you expect??
I had no idea that I would tell it to remove anything- it seemed to me that mplayer was only the basics and anything extra was on me. There are so many video formats that I've never even heard of let alone would I know what driver or codec or anything to use. I don't mean to convey the need for one of you to come on over and set it up for me.

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