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Old 05-27-2005, 09:32 AM   #1
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mplayer install problem


hi, all

i'm not sure if i asked the question in the right forum since i couldn't find a dedicated Xandros forum.

ok, here it is:
i want to find an easy way to install mplayer on my Xandros 3.0 box. but when i type 'apt-get' command, it yields no result.

here's the output from command prompt:


xandros:/home/erdos# apt-get update
Hit http://xnv3.xandros.com xandros3.0-xn/main Packages
Ign http://xnv3.xandros.com xandros3.0-xn/main Release
Hit http://xnv3.xandros.com xandros3.0-xn/contrib Packages
Ign http://xnv3.xandros.com xandros3.0-xn/contrib Release
Hit http://xnv3.xandros.com xandros3.0-xn/non-free Packages
Ign http://xnv3.xandros.com xandros3.0-xn/non-free Release
Reading Package Lists... Done
xandros:/home/erdos# apt-get install mplayer
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package mplayer
xandros:/home/erdos# apt-get install MPlayer
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package MPlayer
xandros:/home/erdos#


could anyone tell me if i am on the right path?

thanks
 
Old 05-27-2005, 10:03 AM   #2
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I'm not familiar with Xandros (I'm a Debian user myself), but if Xandros uses deb packages, you might want to try to compile MPlayer from source.

The source of MPlayer contains a Debian directory with debian rules which makes it extremely easy to create a .deb package from the source code. You can install this .deb file with 'dpkg -i'. MPlayer isn't in the official debian repositories (and probably not in Xandros's repositories looking at your post), that's why I figured out to compile it myself.

I have to do a search on which command to use to build the .deb file from source (I have it in a text file on my Debian machine, but I'm not at home right now, so I can't look it up). I'm sure I've posted it in this forum a while ago.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 10:04 AM   #3
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Yeah, but there are repositories that hold other programs, so adding one of them to your sources.list should work.

Chaeck these out

http://www1.apt-get.org/search.php?q...arch%5B%5D=all
 
Old 05-27-2005, 10:06 AM   #4
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I found my old post, you might want to give it a try:
Compiling MPlayer the Debian way

Good luck.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 10:10 AM   #5
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@JW2328,

Yes, I know that there are repositories which have the MPlayer package. But MPlayer is changing really fast. I had a problem with it a while ago (it was a standard release) and it was solved in the CVS version. That's why I compile MPlayer about every week to get the latest CVS version.

If you want to use a standard package, that's fine. If you want to compile it yourself, that's fine too. I just wanted to point out that it is really easy to compile MPlayer yourself on a Debian system.

Just use the method that serves your needs best.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 12:28 AM   #6
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hi,

i downloaded mplayer binaries from its website and compiled it with GUI feature enabled

but 'gmplayer' fails to start...any ideas?

xandros:/home/erdos/software/MPlayer-20050527# gmplayer
MPlayer dev-CVS-050527-00:00-3.3.5 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Celeron 2/Pentium III Tualatin (Family: 6, Stepping: 1)
Detected cache-line size is 32 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE


Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

vo: couldn't open the X11 display (:0.0)!
MPlayer GUI requires X11.
Usage: mplayer [options] [url|path/]filename

Basic options: (complete list in the man page)
-vo <drv[:dev]> select video output driver & device ('-vo help' for a list)
-ao <drv[:dev]> select audio output driver & device ('-ao help' for a list)
vcd://<trackno> play (S)VCD (Super Video CD) track (raw device, no mount)
dvd://<titleno> play DVD title from device instead of plain file
-alang/-slang select DVD audio/subtitle language (by 2-char country code)
-ss <timepos> seek to given (seconds or hh:mm:ss) position
-nosound do not play sound
-fs fullscreen playback (or -vm, -zoom, details in the man page)
-x <x> -y <y> set display resolution (for use with -vm or -zoom)
-sub <file> specify subtitle file to use (also see -subfps, -subdelay)
-playlist <file> specify playlist file
-vid x -aid y select video (x) and audio (y) stream to play
-fps x -srate y change video (x fps) and audio (y Hz) rate
-pp <quality> enable postprocessing filter (details in the man page)
-framedrop enable frame dropping (for slow machines)

Basic keys: (complete list in the man page, also check input.conf)
<- or -> seek backward/forward 10 seconds
up or down seek backward/forward 1 minute
pgup or pgdown seek backward/forward 10 minutes
< or > step backward/forward in playlist
p or SPACE pause movie (press any key to continue)
q or ESC stop playing and quit program
+ or - adjust audio delay by +/- 0.1 second
o cycle OSD mode: none / seekbar / seekbar + timer
* or / increase or decrease PCM volume
z or x adjust subtitle delay by +/- 0.1 second
r or t adjust subtitle position up/down, also see -vf expand

* * * SEE THE MAN PAGE FOR DETAILS, FURTHER (ADVANCED) OPTIONS AND KEYS * * *

xandros:/home/erdos/software/MPlayer-20050527#
 
Old 06-02-2005, 12:53 AM   #7
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MasterC may be able to help from a previous post:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/85529

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