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I'm kinda a n00b but I managed to figure out how to configure/install mplayer with the xvid codec installed. Problem is that I haven't been able to actually play the movie I want to play. As you can see from my output (below), mplayer thinks xvid isn't installed or something, though I made sure to enable it during configure. It also says to try updating the codecs.conf file, but I have done that already...What am I doing wrong?
mplayer -vo xv "movie.avi"
Using GNU internationalization
Original domain: messages
Original dirname: /usr/share/locale
Current domain: mplayer
Current dirname: /usr/share/locale
MPlayer 0.90rc4-3.3 (C) 2000-2003 Arpad Gereoffy (see DOCS)
This version of MPlayer may lack certain features
because of legal requirements (potential patent violation).
For more see /usr/share/doc/packages/MPlayer/README.SuSE
CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon 4 PM Palomino/Athlon MP Multiprocessor/Athlon
XP eXtreme Performance (Family: 6, Stepping: 2)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
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.conf
Reading config file /home/Justin/.mplayer/config
Reading /home/Justin/.mplayer/codecs.conf: 50 audio & 135 video codecs
font: can't open file: /home/Justin/.mplayer/font/font.desc
Font /usr/share/mplayer/font/font.desc loaded successfully! (204 chars)
Failed to open /dev/rtc: Permission denied (mplayer should be setuid root or /de
v/rtc should be readable by the user.)
Using usleep() timing
Can't open input config file /home/Justin/.mplayer/input.conf : No such file or
Input config file /etc/input.conf parsed : 52 binds
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: Permission denied
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
AVI file format detected.
VIDEO: [XVID] 576x320 24bpp 25.00 fps 759.6 kbps (92.7 kbyte/s)
Software: Nandub v1.0rc2
Opening audio decoder: [mp3lib] MPEG layer-2, layer-3
MP3lib: init layer2&3 finished, tables done
AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, 16 bit (0x10), ratio: 16000->192000 (128.0 kbit)
Selected audio codec: [mp3] afm:mp3lib (mp3lib MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
vo: X11 running at 1280x1024 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
Requested video codec family [ffodivx] (vfm=ffmpeg) not available (enable it at
Requested video codec family [xvid] (vfm=xvid) not available (enable it at compi
Requested video codec family [odivx] (vfm=odivx) not available (enable it at com
Requested video codec family [divx4] (vfm=divx4) not available (enable it at com
*** Try to upgrade /home/Justin/.mplayer/codecs.conf from etc/codecs.conf
*** If it still does not work, read DOCS/codecs.html!
Cannot find codec matching selected -vo and video format 0x44495658.
Checking audio filter chain for 48000Hz/2ch/16bit -> 48000Hz/2ch/16bit...
AF_pre: af format: 2 bps, 2 ch, 48000 hz, little endian signed int
AF_pre: 48000Hz 2ch Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian)
AO: [oss] 48000Hz 2ch Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian) (2 bps)
Building audio filter chain for 48000Hz/2ch/16bit -> 48000Hz/2ch/16bit...
Video: no video
A: -0.0 0.0% 0%
MPlayer interrupted by signal 11 in module: seek
- MPlayer crashed by bad usage of CPU/FPU/RAM.
Recompile MPlayer with --enable-debug and make a 'gdb' backtrace and
disassembly. For details, see DOCS/bugreports.html#crash.b.
- MPlayer crashed. This shouldn't happen.
It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your gcc
version. If you think it's MPlayer's fault, please read DOCS/bugreports.html
and follow the instructions there. We can't and won't help unless you provide
this information when reporting a possible bug.
I thought compilation would be easy enough, I configured/made/installed xvid(using divx4compat), and then did a ./configure --enable-gui --with-xvidcore=/usr/local/lib/libxvidcore.a for mplayer. During Make, I get this:
ve_divx4.c:58: error: parse error before "divx4_param"
(snip-a bunch of stuff relating to ve_divx4)
`divx4opts_conf')gcc: libmpcodecs/libmpencoders.a: No such file or directory
make: *** [mencoder] Error 1
Then I tried a make install, and everything seems to be OK until:
gcc: libmpcodecs/libmpencoders.a: No such file or directory
make: *** [mencoder] Error 1
I do know the libmpcodecs dir/file exists...
mplayer works with XVid now, but the only way I could get it to work was to copy the binary mplayer file to /usr/bin/
I wanted to use xvid because without it I was unable to use a specific movie that my roommates really want to see (heh). I figured if this movie wouldn't play, others won't, so I should try to make it compatible. As for the GUI, the roommate reason is there...they don't know how to use cmd line
I just tried compiling without xvid (but with gui enabled) and got nothing. I can play the movie, so at least that is figured out.
Version, I downloaded the latest version, 0.90. gmplayer used to work when I had my crippled SuSE version...now the link seems to be dead, it just gives me bad command...Configure doesn't give any errors pertaining to the GUI...or any errors at all, for that matter...
but in the configure output it will have a line where it checks for gtk libraries to build the gui, and it will say no if it can't find them (i don't believe it actually bombs out though, so take a closer look) it will also give a summary at the end of the configure check there too.
okay uh...I guess I'm a dope. Dunno why mencoder blows things up, but I don't think I really need it now (unless you think I should) anyway...I will eventually get gmplayer working with a little time and patience.