LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
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 08-02-2003, 12:15 PM   #1
boomer
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
mplayer


Hi,

I have read a lot about this libpng-dev package that is needed to compile mplayer with a graphical user interface. But I didnt saw a solution.
Does anyone have one ??

And does anyone know how to install the DivX Codecs so that it is possible to watch Media-Files packed with DivX5.02 with the MPlayer ??

In advance, thanks for answering

Gregor
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:27 PM   #2
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,417

Rep: Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984
what do you mean "solution"... it wants' that package... install it.

you don't need to install any otehr codecs for mplayer to play divx, the libavcodec library that comes built it can play and encode all divx streams fine.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:54 PM   #3
v2lk
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Estonia
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 61

Rep: Reputation: 15
i agree with the previous comment.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 02:32 AM   #4
boomer
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
The problem is that my distribution does not contain a libpng-dev package. There exists a libpng-devel package which I installed. The system does not seem to be contend with this one. Everytime I try the "./configure --enable-gui" command on the mplayer sorce code it gives an error-response.

And I tried to open DivX Movies but the mplayer shuts down instead of playing them.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 05:04 AM   #5
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,417

Rep: Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984Reputation: 1984
if you've got that installed it sounds like that bit should be ok. Pay more attention to the output of ./configure... maybe you've not got gtk-devel installed....

But... you *really * *really* don't need a gui at all.... just try without it...
 
Old 08-03-2003, 11:04 AM   #6
jon_k
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Distribution: Mepis Linux 2004
Posts: 547

Rep: Reputation: 30
Here is the solution, if you want the easy way out.

download apt-get at http://apt.freshrpms.net and then after apt is installed you should type the following things in console as root

apt-get update

and then type

apt-get install mplayer


APT-GET is a program that automatically looks for and fetches the RPMs for a program and then will install them for you.

This is better because the apt get also fetches all the divx codecs and such and installs them too. Megaman taught me about apt-get.

It can also install a lot of other stuff too.... before you go looking for RPMs on something just try apt-get install programname

also apt-get update packagename will update a program

-------------
freshrpms.net has the apt for red hat linux and yellow dog linux.... if you're not using one of those, I don't know what you can do.

I hear apt is available for SuSe too. Apt is on debian of course, because thats where it was invented

Last edited by jon_k; 08-03-2003 at 11:11 AM.
 
Old 08-05-2003, 11:20 PM   #7
yenonn
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Malaysia
Distribution: Redhat 8.0, 9, Slackware 9.1
Posts: 511

Rep: Reputation: 30
use xine instead...
 
Old 08-06-2003, 02:23 AM   #8
yowwww
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 533

Rep: Reputation: 30
I like the idea of apt-get but the kickstart repositories are MUCH better. See the atrpms kickstart page on the link below for more info.
 
  


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
using mplayer with .asx without -playlist? Would be useful for mplayer plug-in pierrethibault Linux - Software 1 02-18-2005 09:12 AM
No sound in mplayer or mplayer firefox plugin case1984 Linux - Newbie 1 01-21-2005 01:58 AM
How to install mplayer gui after installing mplayer kaega2 Linux - Software 5 10-07-2003 11:44 AM
More mplayer issues...no /.mplayer folder?! lt1derful Linux - Software 3 08-03-2003 10:09 PM
mplayer is cool ... mplayer plug-in is even cooler..! linuxlah Linux - General 4 07-16-2003 11:55 PM

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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:31 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
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration