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Old 10-27-2003, 05:37 PM   #1
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Hmm... i installed Mplayer

i installed Mplayer and i cant get it to open

but i think i installed it

and the last lines were

*** Download font at
*** for OSD/Subtitles support and extract to /usr/local/share/mplayer/font/

and no errors what do i do
Old 10-27-2003, 07:46 PM   #2
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What command are you using to open with?

mplayer <filename>


gmplayer (for GUI)
Old 10-28-2003, 02:01 PM   #3
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you need to install (copy) both the default font and the default skin into the mplayer directory. there's more specific instuctions in the documentation, but the gist is, create a font directory with the font you want (d'l from the mplayer site) create a skins directory and copy a default skin into that skins directory.

the install doesn't create those directories, nor does it provide default settings.
Old 10-28-2003, 05:15 PM   #4
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What to do? you need to download font at for OSD/Subtitles support and extract to /usr/local/share/mplayer/font/
Old 10-28-2003, 05:30 PM   #5
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I see you use Mandrake 9.1.

There is no need to go to the mplayer site. Uninstall what you just did!

Go to

Follow the instructions to add to your program sources. Ensure you add the Mandrake Contrib site, as well as plf and texstar.

Once you've done this use your software sources manager to look for programs. If you search on mplayer, and get more than one version, remember:

select the highest version number

If version numbers are the same, select the plf or texstar version over the standard official mandrake version.

Whilst you're at it, you can upgrade your KDE to v3.1.4 thanks to Texstar!

Have fun...



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