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Old 08-09-2005, 11:17 PM   #1
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Starting Mplayer via start menu

I installed Mplayer for Suse 9.2, but now I have problems getting it started. It starts just fine when I select the 'run command...' from the menu and type mplayer. But when I make a menu icon that has "mplayer" as its target command, that fails to launch the program. There are no mplayer executables that I have found that would launch it.
Old 08-09-2005, 11:24 PM   #2
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did you try /usr/bin/mplayer?

if its not there, try "which mplayer"
Old 08-10-2005, 10:55 PM   #3
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To run Mplayer by itself without calling it to open a file, you'll need a graphical front end.
Gmplayer is the one you can compile it with.

If you run KDE or have KDEs libs installed I recommend Kplayer. Kplayer is the nicest front end for Mplayer that I know of.

Otherwise you need to call the file when launching mplayer
or if its on your drive already
mplayer myfile.wma
You can also set your file mgr like Konqueror or Rox to launch mplayer as the default app for media files .wma, .wmv etc. when you double click the file.


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