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Old 12-10-2003, 10:51 AM   #1
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I have md9.2.....trying to run mplayer...I install it using rpm package tool.

Seems to install correctly. When I activate program in root or home user, the program instantly flashes on screen and then is gone. Any ideas. It is not running in the background. It used to be okay, although I never got to the point of configuring to work properly, but @ least it stayed up and running.

Old 12-10-2003, 11:10 AM   #2
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Are you typing mplayer or gmplayer?

If your typing mplayer, you need to specify the file to play after it like:

mplayer <options-if-any> <filename>

gmplayer is the GUI interface, you can type it to launch in X if that's what you want.

man mplayer for the best manual pages I've ever seen written with the best possible details you could ever need in learning how to use mplayer.

Old 12-10-2003, 11:18 AM   #3
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Actually I am activating it from the KDE multimedia apps menu. Should I try it from terminal??
Old 12-10-2003, 11:20 AM   #4
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Yes. If there are any errors they will be shown in the terminal from which you launched mplayer.

Old 12-10-2003, 11:42 AM   #5
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Thanks..we will see waht it says
Old 12-10-2003, 12:38 PM   #6
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i had the same problem with kde..
so i explain my solution...
try to disable the arts sound server at startup... It is default to start..
You can do that in Control Center...
When mplayer tries to probe the sound server it will hang forever ....
i just switched off and worked...




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