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Old 08-18-2003, 11:51 PM   #1
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Mplayer on web

So I FINALLY got Mplayer installed using apt-get, man is that a lifesaver....Anyway, I now have 2 questions...

1.) How can I open up the GUI? I opened a terminal and typed 'mplayer -gui' to no avail....
2.) Obvioulsy I have to do something else to play clips from the web(?)...Here's the clips I want to view if anyone can help me out, I'd really appreciate it.

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Old 08-19-2003, 12:04 AM   #2
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The command to load the MPlayer GUI is gmplayer.
Old 08-19-2003, 12:17 AM   #3
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You are my hero...Thanks. Any ideas on getting video to play within Mozilla, or at least to automatically open Mplayer and play the videos?
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Oh yeah, I've also downloaded extralite.tar.bz2 (All the Windows codecs I believe?) and put all the files in /usr/lib/win32. When I click on one of the .wmv files, a new page opens up with all kinds of characters on the page. when trying to open a quicktime movie, I get the little "puzzle piece" that says I'm missing a plugin....Please help, this is the LAST thing that's holding me back from LOVING Linux.
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Although, I looked at those videos, and for some reason it wouldn't play inside the browser even with that plugin. But when I copied url and played:

It worked just fine. The plugin isn't perfect, but works for a lot of online video.

Old 08-19-2003, 12:43 AM   #6
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Yeah, I did that same thing and it worked....The plugins worked great for por...err, I mean for other things ....Thanks for all your help.


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