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Old 10-28-2003, 10:33 PM   #1
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Question no streaming video in mplayer


Okay people, I odviously do not know how to work mplayer. I try to watch movie trailers (Matrix Revolutions) and I always get the "you need some plugin blah blah blah". How do I set up Mplayer to play streaming videos?
 
Old 10-28-2003, 11:46 PM   #2
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Well the best way to learn mplayer is to read its man page.. Every info is given there clearly , also to few streaming vedeo u need some commands which are at the end of mplayer man page..
 
Old 10-30-2003, 01:45 AM   #3
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download mplayer:
you can download the source file and configure yourself, from www.mplayerhq.hu. you MUST download the WIN32 CODECS and FONTS--both available at mplayerhq.hu.

or you can download rpm file for mplayer according to your distribution. try rpm.pbone.net. ANYWAY, you STILL NEED THE CODECS AND FONTS.

download the code file (zipped), unzip it and copy the CONTENS to the directory /usr/lib/win32

download the font file unzip it, and copy one set of font (according to size) to /usr/local/share/mplayer/fonts

download the skin file and unzip it to /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins

after you do the precedings properly you must admit that mplayer is one of the most practical video player on earth.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 02:52 AM   #4
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Are you trying to do this from your browser? If so, which one? It may just be your browser doesn't know about mplayer. Have you tried just pointing mplayer to the url from the command line?
 
Old 10-30-2003, 11:04 AM   #5
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You can use mplayer directly from the browser in any browser that uses netscape/mozilla style plugins with the mozplayerxp or plugger plugins.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 02:46 PM   #6
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I just checked google, type this in a search
"mplayer mozilla"
 
Old 10-30-2003, 08:58 PM   #7
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message but no video

I googled and found a rpm that is supposed to start QT movies from my browser (Mozilla 1.2.1). Now, instead of getting a message saying I need some plugin, I get a message saying that mplayer plugin is running. On the next line it tells me it is loading the playlist. That line quickly turns to a message stating it is playing the desired movie. However, there is no video or sound.
Any ideas?
 
Old 10-30-2003, 09:53 PM   #8
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So you ARE doing this from your browser. Firstly, point mplayer straight to the url from the command line mplayer http:<whatever>. See if that works first. If it does then mplayer works fine. Then get yourself a plugin called plugger (as someone already mentioned). You can get it from fredrik.hubbe.net/plugger.html. It's a breeze to compile and install.

Last edited by adz; 10-30-2003 at 09:54 PM.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 10:19 PM   #9
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I tried that (playing from the url) and got a black screen. I have watched movies on mplayer before, but not streaming ( I had to download them).
I did have a hard time loading mplayer & gmplayer. How would I go about uninstalling it so I could install it the correct way?
 
Old 10-30-2003, 10:22 PM   #10
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Where do I find the manual? I have tried every version of "mplayer -man" I can think of but no luck
 
Old 10-30-2003, 11:12 PM   #11
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I did have a hard time loading mplayer & gmplayer. How would I go about uninstalling it so I could install it the correct way?
That depends, how did you install it? If you installed it from rpm then there'll be an unistall command in rpm. I don't know what it is, though (try man rpm). If you've installed it from source then if you've kept the source code around that you used to install it then you can do a make uninstall. This only works if you're using the EXACT SAME SOURCE. In other words, you can't have deleted the directory containing the compiled source and then re-extracted it.

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Where do I find the manual? I have tried every version of "mplayer -man" I can think of but no luck
I've actually given you then answer above. For just about any command/application you can type man <command/application name> and the manpage will come up. You can also use info instead of man and possibly get a different set of help. So, for this example you will need to type man mplayer.

Oh, may I recommend an install from source if you haven't already. Mplayer pre-compiled binaries are usually crippled due to some copyright issues or whatever. It runs MUCH better having compiled from source.

Last edited by adz; 10-30-2003 at 11:18 PM.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 07:44 PM   #12
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first there is a plugin. mplayerplug-in.so get it and put it in your plugin directory. this will start your mplayer without plugger. second go to the movie sight and play the movie trailer. if it dies'nt play leave it run. some of the trailers take up to 10 minutes to start running.
 
  


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