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Does anyone know how to launch mplayer from the Window Maker desktop instead of the console command? I try using "gmplayer" as a run command, but i get what appears to be an error window that flickers really fast then nothing.
I've configured gmplayer fine and it's runs great via the console command, but i'd just prefer that extra convenience. I have default skin, font, and vo all configured.
I'm having the same type of issue. I used to be able to run gmplayer from the console and it would open, now after I've recompiled, I get a quick flash of something, then error messages in the console.
At any rate, before I crashed my system, I had MPlayer working fine in WindowMaker. All I did was launch if from the console using "gmplayer skin=xxx", then once its running, drag the default WM icon to the dock. Right click on the icon and select "Settings", I had mine launch at startup and locked.
I also edited the default MPlayer icon (which was 32x32) to 64x64 using Gimp. Worked like a champ.
if you don't specify a skin either in the command or ~/.mplayer/gui.conf, it's not going to launch...for some reason mplayer expects a default skin, but it doesn't come with one.
Maybe your WM icon/menu item doesn't specify a skin?
Thanks for the tip mikshaw. I had a text file in my .mplayer directory called config. It was empty, so I thought I'd add the line skin=xxx. I did, and now it launches and runs great! Once I did that, I now have the gui.conf file and some other stuff too.
I saw in the MPlayer docs that it was going to look for a skin in the ~/.mplayer/Skin/Default directory, but I find it weird that the install didn't create that directory in the first place?? Oh well, works fine now. Thanks again..
The developer(s) of Mplayer are very big on folks reading the documentation. The last line in the sample config is
include = /home/gabucino/.mplayer/i_did_not_RTFM_carefully_enough... (not commented out )
[politisj@localhost politisj]$ gmplayer
MPlayer 1.0pre3-3.2 (C) 2000-2003 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Celeron 2/Pentium III Coppermine,Geyserville 1186 MHz (Family: 6, Ste
Detected cache-line size is 32 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE
Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: No such file or directo
Reading config file /home/politisj/.mplayer/config
[cfg] read config file: /home/politisj/.mplayer/gui.conf
Reading config file /home/politisj/.mplayer/gui.conf
vo: X11 running at 1024x768 with depth 24 and 24 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
Reading /home/politisj/.mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/home/politisj/.mplayer
/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: This codecs.conf is too old and inco
mpatible with this MPlayer release! at line 1
Using built-in default codecs.conf.
Font /usr/share/mplayer/font/font.desc loaded successfully! (206 chars)
Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Permission denied
Try adding "echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your system startup
Using usleep() timing
Can't open input config file /home/politisj/.mplayer/input.conf: No such file or
Can't open input config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/input.conf: No such file or
Falling back on default (hardcoded) input config
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
SKIN dir 1: '/home/politisj/.mplayer/Skin'
SKIN dir 2: '/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin'
MPlayer interrupted by signal 2 in module: unknown
this is what i get. and i know a ton of people are getting the same exact msg. i followed the readme file to the T, and yet still i have trouble. i have copied the skins, fonts and codecs to where ever mplayer readme told me too. If someone could please tell us all how to fix this, then about 80% of all mplayer threads would be answered. thnx