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Old 01-31-2004, 10:38 AM   #1
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watching movies on linux..

Hello I use Pentium Celleron 1.7Ghz, NVidia Riva TNT2 M64 graphics card, 128MB DDR and Yamaha sound card. It's going about MPLAYER. When I running mplayer with some short video files It's usually OK, bu when I try some long movie file my mplayer crashes after few seconds. I have installed nvidia newest driver.


I use also Windows XP and there is no problem with playing movies..

I was on mplayer, they say that there can be problem because nvidia gives only binary drivers without source for developers..

So that means that I CAN NOT view any movie on my LINUX???
Old 01-31-2004, 10:49 AM   #2
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Settle down buddy, chances are your problem isn't that bad. I'm assuming you installed mplayer through a binary file or it was pre-installed with your distro. I would recommend building your own version (it isn't all that difficult and people here will help you out). This way it will be configured for your system and chances are it will run perfectly. Good luck to ya
Old 01-31-2004, 10:52 AM   #3
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By the way, what type of films are you trying? How big are the ones that don't work?

Old 01-31-2004, 11:01 AM   #4
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I have tried about 600MB avi file and mplayer crashed after few secs. But now I'm just compiling newest version of mplayer;>
Old 01-31-2004, 11:13 AM   #5
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So I have problem with MPLAYER compilation. './configure' succeed but after few minutes of 'make' I have a problem:

In file included from tvi_v4l2.c:43:
videodev2.h:19:27: linux/version.h: Nie ma takiego pliku ani katalogu(<--means there is no file or directory )
make[1]: *** [tvi_v4l2.o] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/MPlayer-1.0pre3/libmpdemux'
make: *** [libmpdemux/libmpdemux.a] Error 2

I have recompiled kernel 2.4.24 and I tried to find version.h file:
# ls -l /usr/include/linux
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 28 gru 29 00:32 /usr/include/linux -> /usr/src/linux/include/linux

# find -name version.h

/usr/src/linux# find -name version.h

where is this 'version.h' file??
Old 01-31-2004, 12:25 PM   #6
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It must version.h from kernel headers... so, it's located either in /usr/src/linux/include/version.h (i.e kernel sources), or in /usr/include/linux/version.h if kernel headers are correctly installed


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