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I have installed MPlayer-0.92 and it is running fine from the command line (wav, mp3, ram and mpg2) but I am not able to install the gui or any other graphical interface. It tells me that I need to install libpng and libpng-dev. I checked the list of rpms and found them listed with the rpms available in my system. I installed libpng-1.2.5 again but no success. Does any body knows a solution for this? I am using Fedora kernel 2.6.3.
I assotiated all sound files with mplayer, so it starts whenever I double click on the sound file but I can not control it or even stop it except by rebooting the x server. Is there a better way to control it till I find a solution for the gui?
This is not the answer you seek, but, to stop mplayer you can simply press q(for quit) or ESC. To control, use the arrow keys to skip forward or backward when playing a media file. keys / and * at your numeric pad and 9 and 0 from the ordinary keyboard are the volume control.
If closing mplayer with either q or ESC does not work, open a new terminal and kill it:
go to a terminal and start gmplayer. If it says there is no such program then you don't have a guified mplayer.
Compile the program from source and see if you can then. To install a gui you need to use ./configure --enable-gui to configure it. you will need GTK 1.2 and pnglib as you have said.
When you install the gui you start it with gmplayer. You need to download a skin for it and extract it into the ~/.mplayer/Skin directory and name it default(that's the easiest way I know how to do that).
If you don't know how to compile from source you need to stop using fedora....
That's true. But think as Linux as being a foreign language, as Esperanto (if you speak Esperanto, then substitute it for a language that you don't speak ). Point is, the learning curve is huge, you need to practice (linux = install different stuff) and a good dictionary is always handy (linux = read me and man pages) . Still everybody is capable of doing it with effort. I've been playing keyboard for a while... Now I'm trying to learn how to play guitar and even if the notes are the same, a string-based instrument is quite different, at least for me
Shadowhunter: I just think that if someone would rather wait for rpms rather then learn how to compile that you should just go to something that forces you to compile from source. Not saying this is the case with linx win though.
Megaman X: You can learn a second language in the states sitting in a classroom. You can learn a language in it's native country in a quarter of the time.