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Old 05-23-2004, 04:28 PM   #1
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How can I install mplayer, xine and codecs?

I'd like to install mplayer, xine and codec on my SuSE 9.1 pro linux. I'm not clear on how I can do this. I'm newbie to linux.
Old 05-23-2004, 04:32 PM   #2
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Xine is painful to install. You, as a newbie, are better off installing from your CD's (most likely, Xine is part of your distribution). Now, mplayer, is just a matter of following the documentation
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u can find all the information and rpms for SuSE here.
and remeber that u must install win32 codecs b4 install mplayer
Old 05-27-2004, 01:07 PM   #4
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Mplayer site down

I have been seeing nothing but difficulties about installing Xine (which I have experienced myself) and Mplayer seems to be another good video file player. But where do you get it? the MplayerHQ links do not work.

I am a newbie (3 days stong and recovering from Windows XPissmeoff) so compiling and building have been scary and so far - unsuccessful.


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Old 05-27-2004, 01:18 PM   #5
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most distros will have mplayer available on an installation disk or something, which is the install method i would recommend. i'm not sure how fedora works, but you should have a package manager tool somewhere. if that doesn't work, then try right-clicking the link at MplayerHQ and saving it to disk. to install from source, change to the directory you downloaded to, and type

tar -xvzf name-of-package.tar.gz
cd name-of-package
make install

and that should get you up and running. installing from source can be difficult though, and you may very well get dependency problems, which is why i highly recommend using the package manager instead.

however, once you get mplayer installed, one way or the other, there's a standard codecs package you can get from MplayerHQ, and if you go to and type in libdvdcss you should be able to find the css codecs too, which will let you play dvd's once you install it.
Old 05-27-2004, 02:51 PM   #6
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ryancherry, i think you will find this link quite useful. it describes some things every new fedora user can do. it specifically has sections on getting and using the apt package manager which makes software installation and upgrades painless, and also how to get xine, mplayer and mp3 support for your xmms. i think it's worth a bookmark, personally.

hope this helps.
Old 05-27-2004, 03:25 PM   #7
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when i run apt-get install xine* I get teh following error:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  xine-ui: Depends: libxine1 (>= 1) but it is not installable
           Depends: but it is not installable
E: Broken packages
any input on a workaround?


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