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Old 06-24-2005, 12:02 PM   #1
mahednranit
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Playing .Dat Files


Hi,
I am new to Linux... I dont know how to play a movie (.dat file). I am using the Redhat 8 (KDE).


I had installed the mplayer by using the

./configure -enable-gui
make
make install

but it gave so much of errors....I had copied the extracted source file in /tmp/test/MPlayer v1.0pre7/

when I tried to run the following command

mplayer /mnt/win98/hda7/movie/disc1/<filname.dat>

it saying some fb0 device not found... I dont where its and how to get it...

Please suggest me how to fix the same

Thanks
 
Old 06-24-2005, 12:55 PM   #2
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Redhat uses an rpm-based system. Is the mplayer rpm not available to you? It seems you are making it harder on yourself by compiling mplayer when there are pre-made binaries (precompiled) for red hat. You just find the mplayer rpm and:

rpm -Uhv mplayer-XXXX.rpm

To install it.

As far as the error with fd0, I don't know about that.

Last edited by azucaro; 06-24-2005 at 12:59 PM.
 
Old 06-24-2005, 01:07 PM   #3
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Ok, I will try that...

before that could u pls tell me how to remove the already configured mplayer..
 
Old 06-24-2005, 01:30 PM   #4
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I wouldn't worry too much about it, but if you still have the directory you installed it from, you can try to execute "make uninstall." Otherwise, go happily about enjoying movies with an rpm'ed version of mplayer.
 
  


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