LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-14-2008, 12:23 AM   #1
KeeperOS
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Is there a way to properly run Media Player Classic under linux? (Wine or otherwise)


Why?

a large collection of off-line flv files (from YouTube and otherwise) and an extremely large (several hundreds of GBs in DVDs) Matroska collection with:
- AAC audio
- h.264 (High Definition - 1280x720 res) video
- A-SS/SSA, styled with embedded fonts subtitles which I want to be auto-loaded and properly displayed when the file is played
- No desire whatsoever to convert anything into anything.

Yeah, mplayer (and AFAIK only that) can play most of these properly but the performance couldn't possibly be any worse. And I have an Athlon 64 X2 6000+, 2GB of DDR2 RAM and (unfortunately) and ATI Radeon x1950 Pro (NOT to be confused with the x1900, they're NOT the same and not well supported).

With this beast I can't even run a HD h.264 video in full screen AT ALL.
Either it'll drop frames HARD or it'll down-sample the video to a crappy pixelized shadow of its' original crystal quality...


Ok, I spent most of this post to pre-answer the "why bother" kinds of questions but that's ok, the title itself was pretty self-explanatory as it was...

Till now I've managed to "install" it under wine but for whatever reason it can't "see" any files I try to feed it.

Any ideas?
 
Old 02-14-2008, 06:10 AM   #2
elluva
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Belguim, Ostend and Ghent
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 600

Rep: Reputation: 30
As long as you don't have the right video drivers for the card, installing media player on linux won't do you any help. If it will ever play, it will play just as slow as mplayer.

As long as you don't have working drivers, there's nothing that will help, you simply need to avoid software scaling.

btw. I don't know if you noticed, but installing media player on linux is a pretty sick idea .
 
Old 02-14-2008, 06:19 AM   #3
elluva
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Belguim, Ostend and Ghent
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 600

Rep: Reputation: 30
I surfed around a little and it seems that there is 2D support for this card from the official ATI drivers (version 8.42.3). This means that if you properly install the ATI drivers (something along these lines) you should have xv properly configured and you should be able to use the "-ov xv" option with mplayer.

This will solve your problem.

greetings,
elluva
 
Old 02-14-2008, 06:47 AM   #4
KeeperOS
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I did try to install the driver.

It was in LinuxMint using Envy.
That method didn't seem to help much.

Will try the manual way.

When I said "installed" I meant both trying to run it from my HD through wine as well as "installing" in wine the K-Lite megapack just so as to make sure everything needed was there...
 
Old 02-16-2008, 10:00 AM   #5
elluva
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Belguim, Ostend and Ghent
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 600

Rep: Reputation: 30
Installing Media Player won't help you. When you've installed your graphicsdriver, you should try typing xvinfo on the commandline and paste the output here. Then we can see if your installation worked. You should post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf as well...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Media Player Classic for Linux anjanesh Linux - Newbie 15 03-15-2018 03:37 AM
Changing audio track in Media Player Classic kamransoomro84 General 9 10-21-2007 02:45 PM
Windows Media Player 9 & 10 on Linux with Wine twickline Linux - Software 2 09-26-2007 04:32 PM
media player classic for linux. bruse Linux - Newbie 3 07-06-2006 05:22 AM
Can Windows Media Player run on linux? njschroe Linux - Software 25 12-04-2004 12:50 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:10 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration