I'm trying to configure my linux box to be able to do the regular stuff to show my friends that Linux is an alternative for windoze as long as you don't play a lot of computer games.
But I can't get Mplayer to work.
I've recompiled it 3 times because I forgot to install the codecs and to use the --enable-gui option.
I can get it to play it really crappy when I root, but when I'm a user it says:
"Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device"
How do I set a a video out device? The card I'm using is an old Riva from Nvidia.
As far as I know I should be using the xvidix vo? But how do I set that?
As I start the program I also get a lot of errors that it can't read config files:
Linux RTC init error in itoctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Permission denied
Can't open input config file /home/ni0wn/.mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory.
Can't open input config file /usr/local/mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory
Then it says: No vidix driver name provided, probing available ones!
A lot of drivers with: "Operation not permitted" after each one.
It works if I'm root, but the playback really sucks. The video isn't being "smudged" or what you should call it like it's being in windows, so you won't experience the video as you should.
Anyway, how do I get rid of all those errors, and how to I get it playing under my username?
I've been searching solutions for about an hour or so, but I can't find anything
Everyone seems to just have extracted the package, ./configure, make, make install and then it works.
Anyone have any clues?
Someone should create a slackware package for mplayer or something, that would kick ass.