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Old 08-13-2003, 01:11 PM   #1
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Installing MPlayer Help

I'm trying to install mplayer on red hat 9

Although i'm a newb, I've been over the installation docs several times, tried installing the RPM's but the two packages i wanted to install hang and say they are depentant on the other one.

Then i tried doing it without the rpms -

I unzipped the tarball and did a ./configure --enable-gui

It went pretty far down on the install and hung saying it needed the libpng and libpng-devel. So i download the RPMs for png and png-devel package, installed them but still get the same message.

I greatly appreciate your help.
Old 08-13-2003, 03:53 PM   #2
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Well I ran into this same issue with MPlayer as well. I did have all the png packages installed but nothing seemed to work.

Do yourself a favor, download apt-get for RedHat 9.0. Install the package(s)(rpm -Uvh apt*) then do:

apt-get update
apt-get install mplayer

You will be amazed at how well it works.
Old 08-13-2003, 04:10 PM   #3
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Cool Thanks

Thanks a lot, i ran the apt-get and it did everything for me. Very nice. Now i gots to figure out how to work mplayer. Time to do some reading. One last question, will the player be more efficient if i compiled it on my machine?
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yes, but really only in theory though, if the precompiled one is for i686 anyway
Old 08-13-2003, 05:52 PM   #5
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You could of just forced one package to install so the other had its dependance. If they were truly dependant or each other.


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