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Old 07-26-2004, 11:07 AM   #1
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Install codec Problem with slackware

HI Everybody

im having little problem here ... i download a file is name is
now in shell i write the command tar xfjv essential-20040704.tar.bz2
now its unzip the file in dorectory of her own
i ls the directory i try to open all files but nothing willy opend
every file is telling me open with ...
here all the files

root@Slackware:/home/roy/My Downloads/skin/essential-20040704# ls
AvidQTAVUICodec.qtx          atrac3.acm    jp2avi.dll      tsccvid.dll      vsslight.dll
BeHereiVideo.qtx      lhacm.acm       tsd32.dll        vsswlt.dll
CLRVIDDC.DLL                 clrviddd.dll  m3jp2k32.dll    tssoft32.acm     wma9dmod.dll
CtWbJpg.DLL           msh261.drv      ultimo.dll       wmadmod.dll
LCMW2.dll               vid_3ivX.xa      wmspdmod.dll
LCODCCMW2E.dll        nsrt2432.acm    vivog723.acm     wmv9dmod.dll
QuickTime.qts         qpeg32.dll      wmvdmod.dll
QuickTimeEssentials.qtx   qtmlClient.dll  vp4vfw.dll       wnvplay1.dll
QuickTimeInternetExtras.qtx  icmw_32.dll   rt32dcmp.dll    vp5vfw.dll       wnvwinx.dll
ViVD2.dll                    imc32.acm     vp6vfw.dll                  ir41_32.dll      vssh264.dll
alf2cd.acm                   ir50_32.dll     vssh264core.dll
aslcodec_dshow.dll           ivvideo.dll     vssh264dec.dll
what i need to do for install this essential codecs package please help me ...
thanks a lot for your time ...

Last edited by SlackwareMan; 07-26-2004 at 11:09 AM.
Old 07-26-2004, 11:17 AM   #2
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i download this mplayer too and the same problem

here the link for the mplayer

h have linux slackware 10 i forgot to say ....

try download and intsatll this program at your system and tell me if you know install the software

thanks a lot for your time ...
Old 07-26-2004, 11:25 AM   #3
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I recommend using the slackware packages which are available from . You can search for mplayer and if you install both packages which come up you should be fine (works for me).

To simplify things, here is the direct link to the mplayer packages
Old 07-26-2004, 11:58 AM   #4
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why this is open ?

i download what you say this file
in the start i go to shell and write
gunzip mplayer-1.0pre5-i486-3jim.tgz
and after that i change the file to this
so i writh is shell again this command
tar xfv mplayer-1.0pre5-i486-3jim.tar
and the file was extract and i see 3 directory i serch thair some file for install him but none ....
so i download the file from the begining is show like that
and i use slackware 10 with kde
so i open kde aplliaction > system > Pacakge Manger (KPackge)
and with that i open the file
and is tell me this look:

<Downloads/mplayer-1.0pre5-i486-3jim.tgz ;echo RESULT=$?
Cannot install //home/roy/My: package does not end in .tgz
Cannot install Downloads/mplayer-1.0pre5-i486-3jim.tgz: package does not end in .tgz
what i need to do how to isntall it ?

thnks for yours time ...
Old 07-26-2004, 12:28 PM   #5
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to install mplayer-1.0pre5-i486-3jim.tgz, or any .tgz file, in a terminal as su, type:
installpkg mplayer-1.0pre5-i486-3jim.tgz

and it will install for you. .tgz packages are built for slackware to be installed using package...
Old 07-26-2004, 12:35 PM   #6
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ok i install it but listen ...

i download the version for slackware 10
and install it now i did menu update
and i look in multimedia click on mplayer
and its not open
i can see the sand wacth of MPlayer in panel
but it not open
so i go to some avi file click hom with left button on the mouse tell him open with .. MPlayer
and nothing coming ... the software not open i reboot my pc too but still ...

i hope you can help me ..


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