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Old 08-12-2003, 07:10 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: TX, USA
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help with mplayer!

Hi all,

I am trying to install mplayer on Red Hat 9.0. I got the .rpm file and was trying rpm -ivv $$$$$... command. It gave the following error:

Failed dependencies:
mplayer = 0.90 is needed by mplayer$$$$$$

any suggestiongs?

Thank you.
Old 08-13-2003, 02:58 AM   #2
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Download latest or steble Mplayer and Mplayer Codecs tarball , Skins and fonts
Here i download Mplayer-0.90.tar.bz2and extralite.tar.bz2 (its Codec file) from
Installation Steps-
1- First install Codec file

You untar them into a directory, usually: /usr/lib/win32

So something like: tar xvjCf Mplayer-0.90.tar.bz2 /usr/lib
Might work, that is assuming when the tarball is bunzipped and untarred that the resulting file is a directory called win32. (it will creat an directory name of win32 win /usr/lib/win32)
I rarely take that chance though, so here's how I'd do it:


mkdir /usr/lib/win32
cp Mplayer-0.90.tar.bz2 /usr/lib/win32
cd /usr/lib/win32
tar xvjf Mplayer-0.90.tar.bz2 (it will untar in directory name of win32 win /usr/lib/win32)
If there is a directory now, cd into the directory:
cd win32
And move all the files out:
mv * .. (this command will move all files 1 step back directory)
And finally cd yourself out:
cd ..
And remove the directory:
rm -r win32

Be sure that last command didn't just remove the directory from /usr/lib instead it removed the directory:
/usr/lib/win32/win32 (which is unnecessary).

how you install mplayer:

Fist put the tar ball in some temp. directory and do
tar xjf MPlayer-0.90.tar.bz2
This will create an dir with the mplayer sources. cd in to the dir and do
./configure --enable-gui
(If you want it installed in an other place then "/usr/local/", then you have to supply an aditional agrument like
./configure --enable-gui –prefix=</where/ever/you/want> )
then just do
make install
. after that, we will see You can alraidy play movies, just do
mplayer /tmp/song/avseq15.dat (i copy a video song file in this folder)
Or, play vcd's
mplayer -vcd 1
After that, you will have to install the skin and fonts. download them at the mplayer site. It's called "font-arial-iso-8859-1.tar.bz2" .
Unpack the fonts in a temporary directory, by doing

tar xjf font-arial-iso-8859-1.tar.bz2 (it will untar and creat some more directories that dir contan font directories like font-arial-<x>-iso-8859-1, where x is the font size. Select the font size you want and do, this command will copy all files from your specified font folder to ~/.mplayer/font/ or you can copy thses files throug Xwindows.

cp font-arial-<x>-iso-8852-1/* ~/.mplayer/font/


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