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Old 12-01-2004, 06:42 PM   #16
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BTW, I am using SuSE 9.0 Pro. (I mistakenly thought that it was 9.1). I don't know whether that makes a difference or not.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 06:44 PM   #17
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if it determines the dependencies doesn't it tell you what they are?
 
Old 12-01-2004, 07:11 PM   #18
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Yeah, it tells you what the dependencies are, but it doesn't tell you where to find them. I have looked all over the software installer.

The thing is, that when I uninstall it and re-install it now, it no longer tells me that there are missing dependencies. However, it still doesn't run when I try to launch it.

I just find it frustrating that I can't find where this application is in File manager. It has to be somewhere in there, but I can't find it.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 10:14 PM   #19
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Mplayer was a problem for me too. I tried to get it up on Fedora and Mandrake and Slack. Fedora amd Mandrake use rpm's. I got tired of the dependencies problem so I got the .tar and compiled it myself for each box. Works fine. Mplayer will not play every .wmv that there is but most of them. I havn't found a .wma it wont play. You can get the binaries here. Extract the .tar file and read the readme files. Easy to do.
./configure
make
make install

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/dload.html

Get the win codecs there also and put them into the directory that the instructs tell you to. The only probs that I have had with Mplayer is large footprint .wmv on PII vintage boxes.

Good luck

Also you'll have to have gcc on your machine to compile.
I prefure the binaries to the packages now that I know how to use them. Gets rid of hunting down libraries.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 04:19 AM   #20
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u should have tried mplayer or xine
 
Old 12-02-2004, 09:37 AM   #21
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Keep in mind that the real problem here is not that Mplayer won't play certain videos. The problem is that Mplayer doesn't load at all. There has to be a reason for that. It is installed on my computer and appears to be installed properly, since it is in the start menu now under multimedia. It just won't load.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 04:53 AM   #22
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The win32 codecs lib for xine to play WMV files does not work for the great majority of .wmv files that I tried.
I got the libs from the 'packman' site.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 06:09 PM   #23
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if you get the xine packages and win32 codecs from xine nightly, they should work fine with troublesome wmv files.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 08:38 PM   #24
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I have SuSE 9.1, and it took me a very long time to get MPlayer running correctly. I can't even remember how I did it. I did, however, get the mplayer plugin working with little effort. You can get it here:

http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=319

The plugin allows you to watch Windows Media, Quicktime, and any other formats as long as you have the codecs.

For DVDs and any downloaded files (such as divx), I use Xine exclusively.

Regarding RealPlayer, you should definitely remove previous versions before you install RealPlayer 10. To get the plugin to work with your web browser, go to the directory where you installed it, something like /usr/local/RealPlayer/mozilla, and you'll see the RealPlayer plugins. Copy the plugins to your mozilla/plugins directory (or whatever browser you use).

If, for some reason, YaST cannot resolve your dependencies, I've always found it useful to search at http://rpm.pbone.net It allows you to type in the needed file (i.e. libsuchandsuch.so.1) and it will show you a list of rpms that have that file the distributions to which they belong. Also, with "advanced search" you can limit the search to only SuSE rpms. Very useful, IMO.

I still have my directory of all the rpms that I've needed to get everything running on SuSE. If you want, I can provide a list for you.

Good luck and try to have fun...that's all part of learning (can you tell I'm a teacher?).

Kazim
 
Old 12-03-2004, 09:17 PM   #25
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Thumbs up

Thanks a million Kazim. There is only one thing though. I have never installed a .rpm file in SuSE. I have always installed .tar files. Is there a quick procedure for that so that I can get the Mplayer browser plugin working. That's really all I need anyway.

Thanks.

 
Old 12-04-2004, 12:50 AM   #26
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You can use YaST to install rpms. Just download the rpm that you want, then click on it in your file manager. Then, you will see a button that says, "Install package with YaST"

You can also setup YaST sources. If you open yast, then click "change source of installation" you can add packman's site (Server name: packman.iu-bremen.de) and (Directory on Server: suse/9.0).

I would also add a SuSE mirror, depending on where you live. http://www.suse.com/en/private/downl...t_mirrors.html

This will make package management much easier for you.
 
  


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