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Old 09-20-2004, 03:22 PM   #1
anupamsr
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Unable to install mplayer on SuSE 9.1


Hi all!!!

I have worked on Mandrake 10 for a short time. But I am not familiar to many glitches on Linux. I have just installed SuSE 9.1. To my surprise, I didn't find mplayer in the CDs (it was in my mandrake CD).

So I went to mplayer site, and downloaded source-code of mplayer(MPlayer-1.0pre5.tar.bz2), and compiled it. It is running fine. I mean it is playing MP3s.

But when I play Video, I cannot see anything but some horizontal parallel lines on top of my screen which change the color. But no video. I tried to install codecs. For that purpose, I downloaded all-20040916.tar.bz2 , Blue-1.4.tar.bz2 , and font-arial-iso-8859-1.tar.bz2 . Then I went to linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/cvs/multimedia/mplayer.html and followed all the commands in following sequence:
Code:
$cd MPlayer-1.0pre5.tar.bz2

$install -d -m755 /usr/lib/mplayer/codecs &&
tar xjfv ../all-20040916.tar.bz2 \ -C /usr/lib/mplayer/codecs &&
chown -R root:root /usr/lib/mplayer/codecs

$install -d -m755 /usr/share/mplayer/Skin/default &&
tar xjvf ../Blue-1.4.tar.bz2 \ -C /usr/share/mplayer/Skin/default &&
chown -R root:root /usr/share/mplayer/Skin/default

$./configure --prefix=/usr --confdir=/etc/mplayer \ --enable-largefiles --enable-shared-pp --with-codecsdir=/usr/lib/mplayer/codecs/all-20040916/ &&
make &&
make install &&
make -C libavcodec/libpostproc install &&
install -d -m755 /usr/share/doc/mplayer &&
cp -R DOCS/* /usr/share/doc/mplayer &&
chown -R root:root /usr/share/doc/mplayer
As you can see, I have not used the argument --strip-path=1. Using it was giving the error tar: unrecognized option `--strip-path=1'. So, I changed the directory of codecs.

Still the problem persists. Any help? I am trying to install mplayer from past five hours. A walkthrough will be very very appreciated

Actually, when I tried to copy-paste the commmands for installing GUI, I found that mplayer is getting configured, giving error for X11 support not found. So, I tried and then droped it. I took care of directories of fonts (.../X11/fonts/TTF/ in linuxfromscratch.org and .../X11/fonts/truetype/ here)

Any HELP!!!!!!!!!!! HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last edited by anupamsr; 09-20-2004 at 03:24 PM.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 07:12 PM   #2
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I would recommend you to uninstall it and install again using an rpm package for your particular distribution (it is always easier for beginners). Here is what you will need to find:
The player:
MPlayer-1.0pre4-pm.1.i686.rpm or MPlayer-1.0pre4-pm.1.i586.rpm
The libraries and codecs (install before the player):
divx4linux-20030428-0.pm.0.i386.rpm
lame-3.95.1-pm.1.i586.rpm
libtheora-0.9_1.0alpha3-0.pm.0.i586.rpm
w32codec-0.91-0.pm.0.i386.rpm
xvid-1.0.1-0.pm.0.i686.rpm
lzo (that came with the Suse distribution)

after that your player will play almost any video file (worked for me).

Most of these packages you can find here: http://packman.links2linux.org/

Also you may look here: http://linux01.gwdg.de/~pbleser/index.php

And these are just generic rpm sites:
http://rpmfind.net/
http://rpm.pbone.net/
http://rpmseek.com/index.html?hl=com
 
Old 09-20-2004, 11:26 PM   #3
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I'd suggest using Xine instead, especially if you are new at this. Its more stable and more codecs are supported.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 06:58 AM   #4
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I have deleted all the mplayer locations. Is that a correct way to remove mplayer?

I found some rpms from a friend and tried to install. But it fails:
lame-3.95.1-pm.1.i586.rpm
libtheora-0.9_1.0alpha3-0.pm.0.i586.rpm
w32codec-all-20040916-0.pm.0.i386.rpm
MPlayer-1.0pre5-pm.1.i586.rpm

I installed in the order I have written. But while installing MPlayer-1.0pre5-pm.1.i586.rpm, it gives this error:
Code:
warning: MPlayer-1.0pre5-pm.1.i586.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 5f6842a4
error: Failed dependencies:
        liblzo.so.1 is needed by MPlayer-1.0pre5-pm.1
This lib is not in my CD pack.

What could be this error? I am still hung!
 
Old 09-21-2004, 07:08 AM   #5
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re;

Why don't you use yast and the packman site to install Xine or Mplayer ? A hell of a lot more easy !

Yast -> Add installation medium
http
servername: packman.iu-bremen.de
Dir: suse/9.1

then got to add/rem. SW and select Xine or Mplayer

That's it !
 
Old 09-21-2004, 07:16 AM   #6
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I told you lzo package is needed - it provides liblzo.so.1. You can find the this lib lzo-1.08-104.i586.rpm on the Suse ftp site:
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/9.1/suse/i586

Let me know if it still doesnt work.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 07:37 AM   #7
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Currently I am using the method suggested by hosti, i.e., downloading the packages through packman.iu

But meanwhile, I installed lzo-1.08-104.i586.rpm, and then tried. And Now My Mplayer Is Running! And playing the videos.

Thanks a lot to all! Installing lzo-1.08-104.i586.rpm from ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/9.1/suse/i586 did work.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 11:18 AM   #8
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THANKS, man! Although I am also using other sources of installation, I have never thought that I can install stuff like that (via YAST) from Packman.
 
  


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