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Old 06-26-2003, 09:43 PM   #1
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Mplayer Prob


How do I open it? All I've figured out is that I browse the computer from the terminal then type

mplayer <filename>

I've set the thing so that all I have to do is double clik the file when exploring My home directory but I would rather have a graphical interface to use mplayer with.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 09:58 PM   #2
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It sounds like you need the mplayer gui. If you originally installed it as an rpm you can just get the mplayer-gui rpm and install that, it's quite easy. Another thing you might want is the mplayer-fonts and mplayer-skins. The skins are are really quite good.

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Old 06-27-2003, 08:15 PM   #3
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Press the Alt. + F2 key, this will bring up the run window,

type mplayer in the field and click ok,

this should launch mplayer.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 08:51 PM   #4
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if you like clicking so much, just type mplayer < filename >
then click the mouse till you're satisfied, and hit enter.

i menu items that point to little scripts that are like this
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
mplayer /mnt/cdrom/* -fs -zoom
umount /mnt/cdrom

that way i get to click something that starts it for me.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 10:48 PM   #5
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Well I Know how to set it up like that. I am going to try the gui. I didn't install by rpm because it wouldn't work. So I compiled the code.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 11:52 PM   #6
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to compile from source with gui
configure --enable-gui
 
Old 06-28-2003, 12:18 AM   #7
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I've done it. Thanks to all those who helped me in times of need. Now I have a new Problem. I've been trying to play a dvd. I've mounted the mnt/cdrom but when I go to the option Open DVD disk it states the following error. "Couldn't open DVD device /dev/dvd/" Can someone tell me how to fix that?
 
Old 06-28-2003, 12:31 AM   #8
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if your cdrom device that is also a dvd drive

ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd
 
Old 06-28-2003, 07:18 AM   #9
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If you use KDE as your desktop you can integrate mplayer fully by installing kmplayer. This is a front-end for mplayer which uses all the KDE-style menus and dialog boxes. It also puts a narrow row of controls along the bottom of the picture, very useful in full-screen mode watching DVDs.

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