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Old 07-25-2004, 07:16 AM   #1
ragingchihuahua
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Media Player for a newbie


I just got Mandrake 10 working a few hours ago. I'm looking for a media player, so far MPlayer and Xine both look nice, but also incredibly complicated. Seriously, it looks like there's 100 files you have to install separately before they'll work right. Is there any quick and easy way through this process, or a full-featured media player that's really easy to install?
 
Old 07-25-2004, 07:21 AM   #2
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there's really nothing to touch MPlayer or Xine, but you should be able to install them easily enough using the urpmi tool in mandrake. there a a couple of Xine variants that i think don't require Xine to be installed, such as totem, but i'm an MPlayer person and think Xine generally smells.
 
Old 07-25-2004, 07:22 AM   #3
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Installation of MPlayer is really easy, althought it may not seem so....
Download the tar.bz2 from the homepage, unpack it and then:

1.- ./configure (note ./)
2.- make
3.- su - (log into root user)
4.- make install

and that's all.
You can try http://rpmfind.net for if there is a mdk package of MPlayer.

Hope it helps
 
Old 07-25-2004, 07:29 AM   #4
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Should I have a different compiler? I'm trying it with Mandrake's default terminal, and I get a warning that I should use gcc somethingorother. I bypass this, enter 'make', get a ton of errors, and a message saying I have obsolute binutils.

Ok, so now what?
 
  


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