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Old 07-27-2003, 12:52 AM   #1
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MPlayer Codecs


Hi, i downloaded the mplayer codecs from mplayers site bu i need to know: how do i install them?
 
Old 07-27-2003, 12:56 AM   #2
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You untar them into a directory, usually:
/usr/lib/win32
So something like:
tar xvjCf win32codecs.tar.bz2 /usr/lib
Might work, that is assuming when the tarball is bunzipped and untarred that the resulting file is a directory called win32. I rarely take that chance though, so here's how I'd do it:
mkdir /usr/lib/win32
cp win32codecs.tar.bz2 /usr/lib/win32
cd /usr/lib/win32
tar xvjf win32codecs.tar.bz2
If there is a directory now, cd into the directory:
cd win32
And move all the files out:
mv * ..
And finally cd yourself out:
cd ..
And remove the directory:
rm -r win32



Be sure that last command didn't just remove the directory from /usr/lib instead it removed the directory:
/usr/lib/win32/win32 (which is unnecessary).

Cool
 
Old 07-27-2003, 04:09 AM   #3
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you generally won't actually *need* them though, unless you're intent on playing lots of wmv files etc...
 
Old 07-27-2003, 04:11 AM   #4
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if u tar with the t switch and not the x switch, say tar -tjvf, it'll tell u wut it creates. then u'll kno whether u need to create any folders or such.

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