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Old 06-14-2003, 06:46 PM   #1
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mplayer and redhat 9


ok for any moderators out there i am aware i posted something about mplayer before but that was for redhat 7.2 and this is for redhat 9 so leave me alone! now for anyone who generally just wants to help this is my problem i have redhat 9 which so far has caused me a great deal of grief i just reinstalled it because when i installed yesterday it seemed to be laggy and i was having too many problems so this time i chose all the packages and made sure everything was the way i want it.. i had problems getting mplayer to work on redhat 7.2 but finally got it with the help of people on here as my post from a few months ago would show.. but now i'm using redhat 9 not redhat 7.2 i went back to the original post to see if anything there could help me and one thing helped get the rpms installed because when you try to install mplayer it says you need mplayer-common and when you try to install mplayer-common it says you need mplayer.. but thats ok i got it installed.. i have all the rpms for codecs and such installed as well but mplayer just won't pop up
i don't get an error message or anything when i try to open it in a shell and with my videos when i adjusted the file type so they should open automatically with mplayer nothing happens.. can anyone tell me how to get it working please?@!$?!@$? i wanna watch system of a down :/
thanx
 
Old 06-14-2003, 07:03 PM   #2
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If you run it from a shell, do you get *ANY* output?
What does your .xsessen-errors say?

Cheers,
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Old 06-14-2003, 07:06 PM   #3
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what is .xsessen-errors?
all it says when i type in mplayer is some stats about my computer and a little bit of the manual or something that gives me variables to enter in but nothing that says anything is wrong or its not configured properly or anything like that and on another note would you by anychance know why xmms won't play my mp3s anymore? i posted a different thread about it if you want to check it out
 
Old 06-14-2003, 07:16 PM   #4
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mplayer is not working because you did not enable GUI support. Since you installed from RPM, the rpms that you used were not gui-enabled. I prefer it without a gui anyway, but, if you want one, compile it yourself with --enable-gui. You can also try looking for rpms that were compiled with gui support. To play any file you may have right now, use this command:
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mplayer file.name
If you want to use opengl to play the file, try this:
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mplayer -vo gl2 file.name
and for fullscreen, use mplayer -vo gl2 -fs, or mplayer -fs.
Good luck!
 
Old 06-14-2003, 07:17 PM   #5
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/me coughs ...

Have you tried
Code:
man mplayer
yet?

It appears that you haven't set-up your
~/.mplayer
directory yet... and no, I won't tel you more,
just read the documentation, it's pretty clear.

Cheers,
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Old 06-14-2003, 07:36 PM   #6
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how do i uninstall mplayer so that i can reinstall it without an rpm???
syscrash2k: what you said to try didn't work. i got these erroe messages:

Using GNU internationalization
Original domain: messages
Original dirname: /usr/share/loacale
Current donain: mplayer
Current dirname:/usr/share/locale

MPlayer 0.90-RPM-3.1 (C) 2000-2003 Arpad Gereoffy (see DOCS)

CPU: Intel Celeron2/Pentium III Tualatin (Family:6, Stepping:1)
Detected cache-line size is 32 bytes
Comiled with Runtime CPU Detection - WARNING - this is not optimal!
to get best performance, recompile MPlayer with --disable-runtime-cpudetection
Reading config file /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf
Reading config file /root/.mplayer/config
Reading /root/.mplayer/codecs.conf: 50 audio and 136 video codecs
font: can't open file: /root/.mplayer/font/font.desc
font: can't open file: /usr/share/mplayer/font/font.desc
Using Linux hardware RTC timing (1024Hz).
Can't open input config file /root/.mplayer/input.conf :No such file or directory
Input config file /etc/mplayer/input.conf parsed : 52 binds

Playing system of a down - spiders (live conan 3-16-00).mpg
Cache fill: 0.00% (0bytes) MPEG-PS file format detected.
VIDEO: MPEG1 325x240 (aspect 12) 29.97 fps 1150.0 kbps (143.8 kbyte/s)
Opening audio decoder: [mp3lib] MPEG layer-2, layer-3
MP3lib: init layer2&3 finished, tables done
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, 16bit (0x10), ratio: 28000->176400 (224.0kbit)
Selected audio codec: [mp3] afm:mp3lib (mp3lib MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.

Exiting... (End of file)

now i haven't got a clue what any of that means and Tinkster i don't understand what you mean either i would look at the docs if i knew where they are i checked the website for mplayer and i don't understand what they say no back to what i said a minute ago.. how do i uninstall an rpm not just the mplayer ones but also the stupid xmms mp3 one because none of them are working and i just want to listen to music and watch videos this is really stupid i mean i know its not supposed to be EASY but this is ridiculous!!
 
Old 06-14-2003, 07:41 PM   #7
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If you installed it from source then you have to locate all the mplayer files. You can do:

locate mplayer

and then delete the files it returns.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 07:42 PM   #8
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i installed it with an rpm does that make a difference at all?
 
Old 06-14-2003, 07:45 PM   #9
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Yeah. Do:

rpm -qa | grep mplayer

Then remove all the files it returns by doing:

rpm -e <packagename>

The -e is for erase.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 07:45 PM   #10
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and is there a command that can let me delete all the files at once? because i did the locate mplayer and theres like 50 - 100 files which would take a long time to delete individually :/
 
Old 06-14-2003, 07:56 PM   #11
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ok i tried what you said the rpm -e filename but it said i couldn't erase it because another installed rpm needs it so i tried to do all the files at once and nothing has happened .. it did absolutely nothing... any more suggestions?
 
Old 06-15-2003, 10:58 AM   #12
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http://www.deadmule.com/macewan/mplayer_&_redhat8.html
 
Old 06-15-2003, 11:04 AM   #13
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Originally posted by i_is_cat
ok i tried what you said the rpm -e filename but it said i couldn't erase it because another installed rpm needs it so i tried to do all the files at once and nothing has happened .. it did absolutely nothing... any more suggestions?
Just because it didn't return anything doesn't mean anything happened. You can do:

rpm -qa | grep mplayer

If it returns nothing then there is no rpm by the name of mplayer that is installed.
 
  


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