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Old 12-03-2004, 07:56 AM   #16
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normally mplayer will look in /usr/lib/win32codecs i believe, but if you're compiling mplayer from source, you're free to put them anywhere, and tell mplayer where during the ./configure. if you're going from rpm for mplayer then you'll preumsably install them through an rpm anyway, so it doesn't mayyer.
Old 12-03-2004, 08:08 AM   #17
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There's an option in the Settings dialogue to change where Xine looks for win32 codecs, so you can really put them where you want.


Edit: Oops. For some reason I thought we were talking about Xine.

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Old 12-03-2004, 03:05 PM   #18
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Okay, I placed them in /usr/lib/win32 but that still doesn't stop the problem of video out error (-vo) problem. any possible solutions for that?

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mat_uk111: it would be helpful if you could indicate what distro you are using, and how you installed mplayer.

The vo option is your video output driver. Note that this is NOT the same thing as the driver for the video card. From a console, you can type 'mplayer -vo help' to see the full list.

Edit /etc/mplayer.conf to see if vo is set to a default. As someone posted earlier, try vo=x11 (that's what I use).

Also, mplayer requires some "RTFM"; see Mplayer is a challenging package to install correctly from source; you would be better off installing it from your distro's packaging manager. For me, in Debian (with 'deb unstable main' in my /etc/apt/sources.list), all I have to do is 'apt-get install mplayer-k7 mencoder-k7 w32codecs', and everything is automagically installed and configured.
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That is pretty weird. I do not have much to add, -vo gl or -vo gl2 or -vo sdl are a few options that I have used in the past. Good luck.

Can you post the error message that mplayer displays? That may help us troubleshoot.
Old 12-06-2004, 10:36 AM   #22
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okay using the command line I can get mplayer to play .wmv files and work!!!

What I would like to do however is as Mplayer comes with mandrake as standard I can install it in the normal way and I wouldlike to be abletoclick on theMplayer icon to get it to work.

This distro I am using is mandrake 10.0.



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