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I downloaded MPlayer yesterday just to try it out and when installing it as a RPM package it showed me a list of about 10 dependencies so my curiousity suddelny died when I realized I had to go look for all those packages...
[root@lappy html]# mplayer -gui
Using GNU internationalization
Original domain: messages
Original dirname: /usr/share/locale
Current domain: mplayer
Current dirname: /usr/share/locale
MPlayer 0.90pre5-3.1 (C) 2000-2002 Arpad Gereoffy (see DOCS!)
CPU: Intel Celeron 2/Pentium III Coppermine,Geyserville (Family: 6, Stepping: 6)CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled with RUNTIME CPU Detection - warning, it's not optimal! To get best performance, recompile mplayer from sources with --disable-runtime-cpudetection
MPlayer was compiled WITHOUT GUI support!
Reading /root/.mplayer/codecs.conf: can't open '/root/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
can you gimme a example command that you run with vid and aud drivers and stuff?
wehn i do it with my stuff it opens full screen then crashes.
TYpe what you type let me see what it looks like.
no way. MPlayer is DEFINITELY a techincally superior player. it's extremely optimized for a GPL program and is amazingly versatile (10+ different video outputs etc). Do you really need a gui? I never use it... you start playing a film.... and then 2 hours later it stops. why bother with a silly arsed front end?? the command line does take a little getting used to but so what? once you know it it is soooo much faster.
and of course as for gcc... install gcc3 along side 2.96 and it'll work fine instantly.
if you use mplayer for a while you'll soon see why it is so much better than Xine. just cos the gui isn't stable yet.. big deal. mencoder is THE best and easiest avi encoder too. nicer than anything i saw in windows certainly.
I've never had any problems with it, not a single crash. I've you're having problems with it, try upgrading to the latest version (currently 0.9.11). If you get tired of its look an feel, get another skin, there are tons of skins.