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Old 08-12-2003, 03:10 PM   #1
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problem running mplayer


I installed mplayer, and everything went well. But when I try to actually run it, nothing happens. What's going on?
 
Old 08-12-2003, 03:45 PM   #2
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type in terminal:
mplayer moviename
or
gmplayer moviename (if you compiled the gui)

and see if you get any errors....
 
Old 08-12-2003, 03:58 PM   #3
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it's giving me this

Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: No such file or directory
Reading config file /root/.mplayer/config
Reading /root/.mplayer/codecs.conf: can't open '/root/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: 50 audio & 136 video codecs
Usage: mplayer [options] [url|path/]filename

this is the way I installed it:

cd to directory where tar.gz is located
tar xvzf _____.tar.gz
cd ______.tar.gz
./configure
make
make install

didn't give me errors or anything.

I might have done it wrong though...I didn't find any install instructions.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 04:16 PM   #4
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I didn't find any install instructions.
hehe... you wenre't trying then!

try reading that message anyway (and, of course, the pervious post)....
Quote:
Usage: mplayer [options] [url|path/]filename
 
Old 08-12-2003, 04:29 PM   #5
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I still can't find any install instructions and I still can't play anything. So did I install it right? I'm guessing no since it says file missing whenever I try to do anything.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 11:42 PM   #6
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i installed mplayer and can't seen to get it to start... does it have something to do with the "no such file or directory" below? how do i fix this?

CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Duron SF Spitfire (Family: 6, Stepping: 1)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 0 SSE2: 0
Reading config file /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: No such file or directory
Reading config file /home/deadbaby/.mplayer/config
Reading /home/deadbaby/.mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/home/deadbaby/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Using built-in default codecs.conf
Usage: mplayer [options] [url|path/]filename


by the way i suck
 
Old 08-20-2003, 03:56 AM   #7
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erm... this is *EXACTLY* what the guy above said.... i'll quote it for you again if you want...
Code:
Usage: mplayer [options] [url|path/]filename
that is how you use it.... can't really be much clearer can it? if you're expecting a gui, then you need to use gmplayer
 
Old 08-20-2003, 04:15 AM   #8
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Perhaps an example may prove efficacious.

From within your X windows environment (KDE, Gnome, whatever warm fuzzy desktop makes you happy), open a console, or terminal. (You know, the little box with no pictures in it, where you have to type things) Then type these letters:

mplayer -vo x11 movie.avi

Only you'll have to change the letters 'movie.avi' to the REAL name of the movie that you want to see (I don't know what movie that would be, so you're on your own there)

Good luck and let me know how it works out for you.

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:00 AM   #9
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ack X11? no way.... avoid whenever possible, always stick to Xv or dga inside X, vesa / fbdev outside of X
 
Old 08-21-2003, 03:11 AM   #10
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I agree with you, Acid. But I'm going for the KISS principle here ;-) x11 ain't the best, but it's the most likely to work on any system (with X windows, that is).

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 08-21-2003, 07:11 AM   #11
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see above thread name "problem installing mplayer" by mobassir

i have post my final steps
 
  


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