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Old 05-19-2004, 01:59 AM   #16
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Mepis is easy. The minute you upgrade, its hell. IMO.

I think that you'd be better served if you picked a better mirror for your urpmi sources. Try one from Germany or France. I've had goo luck with the proxad mirror.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 10:57 PM   #17
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Ok, I think I FINALLY got it installed. So, now how do I go about launching mplayer? I go to "run command" and type in "mplayer"..........nothing happens, not an error telling me it's invalid, nothing. I locate what I believe is the executabler in the mplayer directoru, and same thing, nothing if I double click it.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 11:03 PM   #18
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I think I found something helpful. I go to terminal and type "mplayer" and get this:


MPlayer 1.0pre4-3.4.0 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team

CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon/Celeron Foster 3074 MHz (Family: 8, Stepping: 9)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE SSE2

Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: No such file or directo
ry
Reading config file /home/bsanks/.mplayer/config
Reading /home/bsanks/.mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/home/bsanks/.mplayer/cod
ecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/usr/local/etc/mplayer/c
odecs.conf': No such file or directory
Using built-in default codecs.conf.
Usage: mplayer [options] [url|path/]filename

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

* * * SEE THE MAN PAGE FOR DETAILS, FURTHER (ADVANCED) OPTIONS AND KEYS * * *


-Back to being confused but this appears to be progress. So thanks to all that have helped so far.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 11:04 PM   #19
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try "gmplayer" if you want to launch the GUI

try "mplayer <name_of_media_file>" and I bet it'll start something as well.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 01:10 AM   #20
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hmm.. you may not be able to use gmplayer if you don't first do this.....
./configure --enable-gui
Otherwise when you see the configure list it'll say "gui = no" or something to that effect

Anyway, you also need to download a skin to be used that you'll place in the
/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skins folder I think.. the skin will need to be extracted, and rename the directory it creates to default so it'll use that skin when it starts up gmplayer.

The first time I installed for some reason it didn't create the symlink to gmplayer so if gmplayer (after you enable gui) doesn't come up just ln -s /usr/bin/mplayer /usr/bin/gmplayer I think.
 
  


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