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Old 04-05-2006, 04:45 AM   #1
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error opening mplayer

hi, ive successfully installed mplayer with synaptic manager. i have this message when i want to run a streaming media on the net. mplayer open with this error message : New_ face failed. maybe the font paath is wrong. please supply the text font file (~/.mplayer/subfont.ttf). need a help. thanks. harys
Old 04-05-2006, 05:04 AM   #2
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OK - first check the error message suggestion: Look to see if ~/.mplayer/subfont.ttf exists. If it dosn't, then you will want to find a font you like and copy it to that directory.

You could probably switch the subtitle function off in the configuration of course.

Which distribution is this? (Edit your profile to show your distro from My LQ > Edit Profile on the right). Probably Debian or (K)Ubuntu...

You should be aware that distro version of mplayer have reduce functionality. If you want to take advantage of mplayer's caabilities, you are advised to install from source. However, if you just want media streaming, you may be better advised to use a different multimedia player.

Have fun.


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