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Old 11-29-2002, 08:01 PM   #1
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Exclamation Mplayer install help


I really want to play DVDs... I'm a total and I just got my first linux distro (redhat 8), so I'm not sure how to go about installing this. If someone would be kind enough to put up detailed instructions that'd be great

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Old 11-29-2002, 08:04 PM   #2
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there are LOTS of instructions in the documentation at their site, http://mplayerhq.hu that's that it's there for...

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Old 11-29-2002, 08:07 PM   #3
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Yeh, I read those and really didn't understand them. Need simple instructions.. btw that link doesn't work.
 
Old 11-29-2002, 08:07 PM   #4
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well there are plenty of generic instructions on this site, jsut use the search facility
 
Old 11-29-2002, 08:25 PM   #5
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Then build MPlayer:

./configure
make
make install


HUK? This does nothing, and I'm not sure how to extract the MPlayer-0.90pre10.tar.bz2 to anywhere... god I made a horrible horrible mistake
 
Old 11-29-2002, 08:29 PM   #6
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well try searching this site for a thousand identical instructions on how to use tar ... if you do you'll just see...

tar jxvf mplayer-0.90pre10.tar.bz2

which will extract it to the current directory.
 
Old 11-29-2002, 08:41 PM   #7
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hmm weird.. it doesn't work.. I pasted it directly, so I couldn't have made a mistake.. gives me this error.. "no such file or directory".. I know it's in the directory I'm in.
 
Old 11-29-2002, 09:42 PM   #8
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Got everything installed, but the playback seems to skip every other second.. kinda like laggy I guess you could call it. I read the doc and it said to enable DMA via the command:

"hdparm -d1 -a8 -u1 [cdrom] "

my line looks like this: "hdparm -d1 -a8 -u1 /mnt/cdrom"
and it gives me a uh oh saying "/mnt/cdrom not supported by hdparm"

Any ideas?
 
Old 11-29-2002, 09:51 PM   #9
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I fixed that and got the settings working, but it's still jerky... any ideas?
 
Old 11-29-2002, 11:13 PM   #10
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Have you tried any other video options ??

mplayer --help for more details.

What kind of hardware are you running this on ??
 
Old 11-30-2002, 12:31 AM   #11
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This is running on an athlon 1.47 ghz, 512 ddr, geforce 4 ti4600 (gainward golden sample), maxtor 20g, ata 133 7200 rpm, SB live! 5.1, kg7 RAID. The DVD drive itself is a creative "ovation" 16x. I'm gonna look through the help thing, but I doubt it'll help much .. I'm afraid I just wasted $$ on the dvd drive.
 
Old 11-30-2002, 12:38 AM   #12
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Check out this link for the docs on video output. http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/video.html#normal

Most likely you just need to try a different vo output.

And don't doubt your new dvd, you didn't waste money. I have just a 900mhz machine with a ATI Xpert 98 8MB video card with 512 Megs of RAM, Pioneer 10x DVD drive and mine works like a charm.
 
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Well, I tried to -xv vo thing or whatever, I checked to see that my setup supported it, but alas nothing seems to work. Just constant jerkiness.. it freezes every other second. I have the latest nvidia drivers... although I did remember getting a warning about GLX or something, even though Ut2k3 works flawlessly.
 
Old 11-30-2002, 01:03 AM   #14
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Try either passing -vo sdl or maybe -vo x11 and see if those work if you haven't tried those.

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Old 11-30-2002, 01:09 AM   #15
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nope, neither of those work Looks like I'm screwed, I have no clue why either. I tried disabling sound as well and that had no effect on it, so at least that narrows it down a bit.
 
  


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