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rohanahmed 08-03-2006 01:49 PM

installed mplayer doesn't run
I have installed mplayer by giving this command
yum install mplayer
and it finishes installing but I can't see it under application\sounds and video
I have typed mplayer in terminal after just finishing the installation but it says

[rohan@localhost ~]$ mplayer
MPlayer (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz (Family: 15, Model: 2, Stepping: 9)
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.

Usage: mplayer [options] [url|path/]filename

Basic options: (complete list in the man page)
-vo <drv> select video output driver ('-vo help' for a list)
-ao <drv> select audio output driver ('-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 <position> 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
down or up seek backward/forward 1 minute
pgdown or pgup 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
x or z adjust subtitle delay by +/- 0.1 second
r or t adjust subtitle position up/down, also see -vf expand


[rohan@localhost ~]$

plzz help

acid_kewpie 08-03-2006 01:57 PM

that's the correct output... mplayer is a console based media play, not a gui one... you need to read the instructions there and use it correctly.

rohanahmed 08-03-2006 02:15 PM

how to enable the gui of mplayer
I have installed the mplayer but it doesnot have a gui now can anyone tell me how to enable it....
thnx in advance

tuxrules 08-03-2006 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by rohanahmed
I have installed the mplayer but it doesnot have a gui now can anyone tell me how to enable it....
thnx in advance

long answer:

man mplayer
short answer:
open a terminal and

Seriously, you should search before you ask elementary questions. Your earlier thread tells clearly to read the man page.

rohanahmed 08-03-2006 02:40 PM

thnx for your reply first...

Originally Posted by tuxrules
long answer:

man mplayer

I have tried it and for god sake I dont understand what is in it for me to enable the gui. I am really sorry but I dont know how to tell you that I am not understanding anything...Ok help me to understand this... after writing the command here what it says
mplayer [options] [ file | URL | playlist | - ]
mplayer [global options] file1 [specific options] [file2] [specific
mplayer [global options] {group of files and options} [group specific
mplayer dvd://[title | [start_title]-end_title ] [options]
mplayer vcd://track[/device]
mplayer tv://[channel] [options]
mplayer dvb://[card_number@]channel [options]
mplayer mf://filemask [-mf options] [options]
mplayer [cdda|cddb]://track[-endtrack][:speed][/device] [options]
mplayer cue://file[:track] [options]
mplayer [file|mms[t]|http|http_proxy|rt[s]p|ftp|udp|unsv]://
[user:passwd@]URL[:port] [options]
mplayer sdp://file [options]
mplayer mpst://host[:port]/URL [options][code]

I think it is talking about the text based command isn't it??? Actually my question was how to enable the gui and get rid of this text based thing :confused:

short answer:
open a terminal and

Now I have also tried it and it says command not found
Please dont mind my asking and help me

AmphetaminePhreak 08-03-2006 03:31 PM

do you have an mplayer font end package installed?

tuxrules 08-03-2006 03:42 PM

mplayer generally gets installed with a gui. I believe you installed mplayer via yum.

Did you also install mplayer-gui.


yum install mplayer-gui

Mara 08-04-2006 02:58 PM

rohanahmed, your two threads have been merged, there's better view on the situation now.

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