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Old 02-16-2004, 02:09 PM   #16
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I didn't know what you were trying to install, I hadn't ever heard of mplayer-common-1.0pre3-1. So I did a quick google search and apparently you were installing the "Configuration files and documentation for mplayer." Not mplayer itself, which is why it complained about no mplayer :P. What you want to download is the MPlayer v1.0pre3 source, available here. *Also bear in mind, if you plan on playing some newer filetypes (the only thing that comes to my mind is Matroska) you need to make sure its enabled when you configure, otherwise you'll have to rebuild mplayer*. The only other thing you might want to install are additional codecs, and if you plan on watching DVDs with subtitles, or DVD rips of stuff with subtitles, you will need to download and install some fonts, available on the same mplayer download page. Good luck!
Old 02-27-2004, 09:03 AM   #17
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'lo's me again ... :P

I did an online update and I don't get the error message when I try watching .AVI files. Instead, I can hear the music yet can't see the video (problem previously described by moonloader) ... now, before I download the mplayer source, I'd like to know why exactly must I download it since apparently I already have it on my computer...I read somewhere that SuSE doesn't provide the support for AVI's due to some legal issue and that this can be surpassed with proper reconfiguration of the mplayer...what I'd like to know is, if this can be done in, say, mplayer.conf or somewhere else ... if there's a special reason to download the source, I will by all means do it, I'd just like to know 1. if there's no other way to do this & 2. why exactly must I download the mplayer source if there's mplayer on my computer already...

hopefully this doesn't sound too complicated :P ... I've got the whole weekend for playing around with mplayer (I was rather busy these days due to several pressing matters at the University I had to attend to) and I'd really appreciate if you guys(and girls, of course ) would still be willing to offer your kind advice...

anyhow, many thanks in advance ppl,

cheers and greets

Old 02-27-2004, 04:43 PM   #18
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and another question...I tried downloading and installing avi play, yet couldn't...eventhough YaST opened so as to start the dl & instal process, it closed immediately after (wtih no error sign or anything)...any clue what might be wrong?


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