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Old 11-26-2004, 05:46 PM   #1
darkangel29
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mplayer installation problem


I can install mplayer. Im using fedora core2 and i download this files:
Abyss-1.1.tar.bz2 (this is the skin)
essential-20041107.tar.bz2
font-arial-iso-8859-1.tar.bz2
MPlayer-2.0pre5.tar.bz2
I did this:
i extract the codecs to /usr/local/lib/codecs
mkdir /build
cd /build
tar xfvz /build/MPlayer-1.0pre5.tar.bz2
cd /build/MPlayer-1.0pre5
./configure --enable-gui
make
make install
i extract the font and the skin to /usr/local/share/mplayer/skin and /usr/local/share/mplayer/font

I can see some files that were install but when i try to open it it doesnt do anything. can somebody help me plz??
 
Old 11-26-2004, 08:32 PM   #2
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What happens if you type "gmplayer" in the console?
 
Old 11-27-2004, 01:20 PM   #3
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MPlayer 1.0pre5-3.3.3 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team

CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon Willamette 1964 MHz (Family: 8, Stepping: 2)
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 directory
Reading config file /root/.mplayer/config
[cfg] read config file: /root/.mplayer/gui.conf
Reading config file /root/.mplayer/gui.conf: No such file or directory
vo: X11 running at 1024x768 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
Reading /root/.mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/root/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Using built-in default codecs.conf.
font: can't open file: /root/.mplayer/font/font.desc
Font /usr/local/share/mplayer/font/font.desc loaded successfully! (206 chars)
Using Linux hardware RTC timing (1024Hz).
Can't open input config file /root/.mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory
Can't open input config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory
Falling back on default (hardcoded) input config
SKIN dir 1: '/root/.mplayer/Skin'
SKIN dir 2: '/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin'
[skin] file ( /usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin/default/skin ) not found.
Skin not found (default).
 
Old 11-28-2004, 02:33 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by darkangel29
MPlayer 1.0pre5-3.3.3 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team

CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon Willamette 1964 MHz (Family: 8, Stepping: 2)
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 directory
Reading config file /root/.mplayer/config
[cfg] read config file: /root/.mplayer/gui.conf
Reading config file /root/.mplayer/gui.conf: No such file or directory
vo: X11 running at 1024x768 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
Reading /root/.mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/root/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Using built-in default codecs.conf.
font: can't open file: /root/.mplayer/font/font.desc
Font /usr/local/share/mplayer/font/font.desc loaded successfully! (206 chars)
Using Linux hardware RTC timing (1024Hz).
Can't open input config file /root/.mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory
Can't open input config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory
Falling back on default (hardcoded) input config
SKIN dir 1: '/root/.mplayer/Skin'
SKIN dir 2: '/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin'
[skin] file ( /usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin/default/skin ) not found.
Skin not found (default).
I'm getting this same problem, but without the Skin issues. I think it has to do with the mplayer.conf file, because all of the other files use defaults instead. The only thing I can't find on my entire system is mplayer.conf.

As for your skin issues, If you check the DOC/HTML/en/skin-overview.html file you'll see where it says that the skin needs to be in it's own directory UNDER the directories mentioned above. And you have to create them for some of them.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 04:02 AM   #5
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Hi.

Alternative solution:

I had problems compiling mPlayer myself (newbie) so i googled for "mplayer RPM" and found rpms for the most common distributions. I found that I needed the lame package as well as the win32codec package which also are available as RPM:s. Didn't bookmark the pages but a search in google should do the trick.

This is not the same as installing from source but it gave me a player that can handle all mpg and avi formats. Good luck!
 
Old 11-28-2004, 04:21 AM   #6
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try running
Code:
mplayer <filename>
Notice I did not say g mplayer but rather just mplayer
This will attempt to load up mplayer onto the screen w/o the gui.
Try that to see if it works
If it still doesnt work ... what does it say failed?
If its video do mplayer -vo help to choose the appropriate driver
if its audio problems -ao help
Once you get it working w/o the skin then try
gmplayer -skin <skinname>
for instance I have a folder called Orange in /usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin/
so I would do
Code:
gmplayer <possible video/audio options from before> -skin Orange
You could also create a symlink to the skin u want to use and call it default
ie
cd /usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin
ln -s Orange default
then you no longer need to specify the skin, it will simply think of it as the default.

Also try running it as a normal user rather than root.
Hope that helps
 
Old 11-28-2004, 05:52 AM   #7
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try running this command
Code:
mplayer -vo x11 -skin Abyss FILENAME.EXT
replace FILENAME.EXT with the movies filename.
the bold area i think is the problem. It must have a default skin installed. Download the default skin, and unzip it to /usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin/default/ - this should resolve it to a useable state. then continue from there.
 
Old 12-16-2004, 11:32 PM   #8
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I had the same problem yesterday when I installed mplayer. The default skin does not have anything in it. So, symlinking any of the existing skins to default will work.

The RPM for skins can be found in http://freshrpms.net if you feel as lazy as me to select and download skins.
 
  


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