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Ok I installed mplayer on Mandrake 9.1 and everything turned out fine except for how do I launch it? there is no icon in the Kde start menue I installed it in the defaut location, wich I don't know where that is. HELP, I am new to this, and I have searched previous post but came up with nothing except "mplayer -vo help", this is what my mandrake outputted, what do I do now? What is the direct path to the mplayer launcher?
mplayer -vo help
Using GNU internationalization
Original domain: messages
Original dirname: /usr/share/locale
Current domain: mplayer
Current dirname: /usr/share/locale
MPlayer 0.90rc4-3.2.1 (C) 2000-2003 Arpad Gereoffy (see DOCS)
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 Xeon Foster (Family: 8, Stepping: 2)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled 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 /home/asianboi2k/.mplayer/config
Available video output drivers:
x11 X11 ( XImage/Shm )
xmga Matrox G200/G4x0/G550 overlay in X11 window (using /dev/mga_vid)
mga Matrox G200/G4x0/G550 overlay (/dev/mga_vid)
gl X11 (OpenGL)
gl2 X11 (OpenGL) - multiple textures version
dga DGA ( Direct Graphic Access V2.0 )
sdl SDL YUV/RGB/BGR renderer (SDL v1.1.7+ only!)
ggi General Graphics Interface (GGI) output
fbdev Framebuffer Device
dxr3 DXR3/H+ video out
png PNG file
jpeg JPEG file
gif89a animated GIF output
null Null video output
pgm PGM file
md5 MD5 sum
mpegpes Mpeg-PES to DVB card
yuv4mpeg yuv4mpeg output for mjpegtools (to "stream.yuv")
vesa VESA VBE 2.0 video output
xvidix X11 (VIDIX)
I would like to have the gui, for the nook and the useage, because I will be using it alot. I have the skins downloaded what else would I have to download and the instruction for installing it installing it. Thanks
Originally posted by asianboi2k Ok I installed mplayer on Mandrake 9.1 and everything turned out fine except for how do I launch it? there is no icon in the Kde start menue I installed it in the defaut location, wich I don't know where that is. HELP, I am new to this, and I have searched previous post but came up with nothing except "mplayer -vo help", this is what my mandrake outputted, what do I do now? What is the direct path to the mplayer launcher?
Exact answers to your questions:
1. "How do I launch it?"
A. With mplayer <filename> if you are not in the directory containing the file to be played either cd there, or invoke with full path.
2. "What do I do now?"
A. The world is your oyster. You can build a postfix server, although I think mandrake comes default with one installed (unless you choose to not install it of course). Or, you could climb mount Fuji... Whatever you'd like to do now is up to you
3. "What is the direct path to the mplayer launcher?"
A. Well there isn't an "mplayer launcher" per se, however the mplayer executable or "BIN" for "binary" file can be found with:
And it will report back where (in your $PATH) mplayer (the bin file) has been placed.
Ok, so anyway, onto what you probably really want.
How to get gmplayer running (which is simply invoked by typing gmplayer). You need the default Skin to start with, then after you get the gui running you can change skins. Then you need a Font, there are RPM's for those as well AFAIK. And I do believe that's it, assuming gmplayer was built into the RPM you installed, (or the option rather) then you should be able to invoke it by simply typing:
into a console. Now you can create a desktop shortcut (a link) or a menu shortcut if you'd like.
If gmplayer returns zilch, you may have to compile mplayer to enable the "gui".
As was already said, you must configure it with ./configure --enable-gui to get the gui support. Then you have to put the skin you want to use in the right place.
"As MPlayer doesn't have a skin included, you have to download them if you want to use the GUI. See the download page. They should be extracted to the usual system-wide directory ($PREFIX/share/mplayer/Skin), or to $HOME/.mplayer/Skin. MPlayer by default looks in these directories for a directory named default, but you can use the -skin newskin option, or the skin=newskin config file directive to use the skin in */Skin/newskin directory." That is directly from the docs.