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Old 07-19-2006, 07:11 PM   #1
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Link WMPLAYER and MPLAYER to XINE???


Hi,
is there a possibility to link the wmplayer and or mplayer command to start xine?

Thanx
 
Old 07-20-2006, 01:07 PM   #2
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First find the command mplayer. If it is linked symbolically then just change the link to point to Xine. If you are talking about the Icon you may not be able to change the command. I hope I understood and answered accordingly .
 
Old 07-20-2006, 01:13 PM   #3
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The one issue here is that mplayer and xine take, in many cases, very different arguments. If one program thinks its calling mplayer when, in fact, it is calling xine, xine may get confused and fail to work properly.
 
Old 07-20-2006, 01:28 PM   #4
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Thanx for answering.

I ment doing something like this.

In the old days of windoze 3.11 we had to write a batchfile to make it more easy to start windoze.

win.bat

cd c:\windows
win


Is it possible to make something like this in Linux also?
 
Old 07-20-2006, 02:08 PM   #5
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It's certainly possible to write the equivalent of a DOS batch file in Linux--in *nix, they are called "shell scripts". Look up "Bourne Shell" or "bash" for more details.

But for your purposes, using a link would work without any scripts involved. You'd do something like log in a root terminal and enter the commands:

cd /usr/bin
mv mplayer mplayer-backup
ln -s /usr/bin/xine mplayer
ln -s /usr/bin/xine wmplayer

The command "cd /usr/bin" puts you in the directory with all of the executables. The "mv" command renames the old mplayer executable (assuming it exists already, of course). The "ln" commands create the relevant links.

Why do you want this functionality, anyway? And what is "wmplayer", anyway? The only "wmplayer" I know if is Windows Media Player (wmplayer.exe). This isn't a program which exists in Linux anyway.
 
Old 07-21-2006, 07:01 AM   #6
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I don't have mplayer installed.
 
Old 07-21-2006, 07:02 AM   #7
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Why do you want this functionality, anyway? And what is "wmplayer", anyway? The only "wmplayer" I know if is Windows Media Player (wmplayer.exe). This isn't a program which exists in Linux anyway.[/QUOTE]

Because some internet sites call wmplayer.
 
Old 07-21-2006, 09:09 AM   #8
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Since you don't have mplayer installed, then you should be fine with just creating those symbolic links.

I don't try to watch videos on the internet much, so I don't know for sure...but it sure seems very strange for an internet site to "call" any program. That's a serious security issue if a web site can run any program locally.

More likely, it's the web browser itself which is starting up a program, based on its own settings for opening up a particular file type with a particular external viewer. What web browser are you using? There should be some place to configure what viewers/helper applications are used to handle which file types.
 
Old 07-21-2006, 11:50 AM   #9
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Firefox,
my realplayer for example works fine.
 
  


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