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Old 03-21-2004, 06:25 PM   #1
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trouble installing mplayer

i downloaded the rpm of mplayer from the site and when i installed it it gives the message mplayer-common = 1.0pre2 is needed by mplayer-1.0pre2-1

i dont know where to get this file so if i need to get it could someone please tell me where to get it otherwise what am i doing wrong.
Old 03-21-2004, 06:31 PM   #2
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Go to and type mplayer-common into the search box. Make sure 'Package name' is selected and hit Go!.

That should give you a page with a link to pages with the RPMs. Download the one for your distribution.

Old 03-21-2004, 11:38 PM   #3
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Mplayer is a really good media program but the ony catch is it requires a good bunch of LIBs and extra RPMs, and sometimes the extra RPMs need LIBs of their own, lol, but if you get fed up with that try Totem Movie player. I installed that the other day and i was able to find all the extra LIBs and RPMs needed on in under an hour.. GL m8.

also, if you decide to do that contact me on AIM 'VidFromDiaspora' and since i have pretty much all the extras on my computer ill U/L them to my website and give you links to save ya the time searching..

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Old 03-22-2004, 12:03 AM   #4
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Unfortunately, due to patent concerns and whatnot, the official RPM's (and .deb's) of mplayer are usually crippled.

The best advice usually is to download the source from

IMO any of the CVS heads from the last couple of weeks are a lot better than 1.0pre2 anyway.

Edit: what I posted above doesn't have anything to do with what's causing your problem, but my point is that even if you succeed in installing the RPM's, you might still not like the result.


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