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Old 08-07-2010, 08:51 PM   #1
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Either O.S. or MPlayer is wrong.

Linux, GNU (Slackware 12.0)
MPlayer 1.0rc2-4.1.2

Although mplayer is not a part of the Slack distros, I think
the issue is more in connection with the system setup and
thefore I place this post in this forum. What is it with mplay-
er? I've installed and reinstalled slackware 12.0 many times.
And each time I have built mplayer from the sources and it
has run fine. In the one before the last slack 12 installation,
with subsequent building and installation of MPlayer, some-
thing went wrong. And the same can be said of the present
installation. Every source mplayer reproduces, it does it
fine, with the exception of CD-ROM. No matter the
CD-ROM I insert (I have them of the highest quality, bought
out of the shelf) or the CD-ROM unit I use. The result is
always the same: the sound is faulty, as if the machine had
not enough speed. And I repeat. MPlayer played CD-ROMs fine
in the past and under the same conditions. Or almost the
same conditions, because something must obviously have

Some additional data:
(a) Window$MediaPlayer plays them fine on the same machine.
(b) I invoke it from the physical console.
(c) KsCD under xfce plays them fine.
(d) I am able to load an o.s. from both CD-ROM units on
the machine. All the more so, should audio be "correcty"
read off the CD.
(e) Now I remember the last time I compiled mplayer with GUI

Thanks in advance and regards.

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Old 08-07-2010, 09:10 PM   #2
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I'm using SLackware 13.1 and MPlayer is now included in the default package of Slackware
it works just fine even when i used 12.2 using AlienBOB's package
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:16 PM   #3
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So, if I download 13.1 and installpkg the mplayer package, do you think it will run on my 12.0 installation? I think the program should be older than the O.S. and not the other way around.
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You wont be able to install the binary package of MPlayer from 13.1 into 12.0 for at least 2 different reasons

1. txz packages need the new system packages
2. MPlayer is compiled against much newer libraries including some that do not exist in 12.0

You can however grab the Slackbuild from 13.1 and the source file and do a test compile using that and see if it improves things.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:00 PM   #5
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Thank you for suggestions. Best wishes.



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