Originally Posted by duryodhan
In slackware , I just download and untar the ty much everything . Amarok plays stuff using xine lib.
2 Quick questions: After building & installing alien's MPlayer ver.20110624 - /usr/lib64/codecs/ - exist but is empty? All the tar.gz packages are in my Downloads/Alien/mplayer. The slack description text also reports libavcodec accessibility. Questions are what directory does MPlayer.SlackBuild put codecs in?
Do I copy all the tar.gz files into /usr/lib64/codecs & untar them? Everything is work fine after installing dvdcss - despite having an empty /usr/lib64/codecs folder? Just want to make the codecs available to other multi-media apps, xube etc.
jbrush - I relate to your frustrations as a newb, been there, am there often. Slackware was my first Linux Distro & only with no computer background. I stopped using current because it is a development version and if something goes wrong I don't know how to fix it. Stable never crashes unless I break it and I don't know how. Slackware is whatever you have the patience to turn it into & its' community will teach you how to enjoy it. You'll get more than you put into it so install libdvdcss.