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
, 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:
$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 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!