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Old 03-18-2007, 07:38 PM   #1
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Cool program installation

I got the MPlayer tarball and dont know how to install it.
I would like to set it up so I can use it from the KDE desk top
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:59 PM   #2
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Have you checked if Mplayer is available in the repositories (using the package manager)? This is by far the easiest way to install SW.

If you have to use the tarball, first move it to some out of the way place--eg /opt, and then extract:

If it is .tgz or .tar.gz, use tar -xzvf filename
If it is, use tar -Xjvf filename

After extracting, you will have a new directory. cd into this and look for an install script. If you find a file named "Makefile", then the program needs to be compiled. There should be a README to tell you exactly how to proceed.
Old 03-19-2007, 07:25 PM   #3
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Cool Program installation

I have checked and I don't see it listed and about 70% of the prg's that are listed have errors on the install..I may have to learn how to use a different compiler.
But as I am green as grass with this OS the prob is end user related and sure of it.
I think I need to go old school and learn the long way.

Old 03-20-2007, 08:19 AM   #4
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Cool Program Installation UPDATE

OK I found out what I was doing wrong, I needed to type "lin MPlayer" at command line and mplayer compiles "JOY"

Now remember I am coming from windows {a gaming platform}

How do I execute it and place the program on my K menu ?


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