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Old 06-21-2006, 02:00 AM   #1
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Playing Movies & Access Denied??

1st off what can i do to avoid having to change the permissions everytime i get the error "you do not have permissions..."?

and the major issue...i followed all the directions for installing mplayer...with all of the codecs..(which took a while to do)created the launcher on my doesnt work...

i tried this command...mplayer "filename.mp4" and this came up
Old 06-21-2006, 02:56 AM   #2
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To where you do not have permissions? To the media files, to some mplayer files or what?

mplayer itself is a command-line tool, and if you don't get a video window open then there is some config wrong I guess (hopefully just that). I suggest you download and install a frontend to mplayer, like GMplayer, which is nicer to use.

I myself would rather use Totem or that default media player of KDE's (as the front-end) and gstreamer (as the backend that "does the job"), as gstreamer has the best plugin collection I've encountered. Not that mplayer would be worse, but my experience is that mplayer is a bit rougher one to use :-) at least when compared to Totem+gstreamer+gstreamer-plugins.
Old 06-21-2006, 03:27 AM   #3
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ok thanks...i'll try that one then
Old 06-21-2006, 03:28 AM   #4
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It looks like your mplayer is set to use the framebuffer as it's Video Out - try changing this to xv or x11 or some such (mplayer -vo xv filename.mp4)


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