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Old 09-24-2003, 12:12 PM   #1
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mplayer can't find gui or fonts

I am trying to get mplayer to work. I think I did not follow the directions right, to install the fonts and gui.

This is the proceedure I did to install the GUI. I made a directory called /usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin/
I downloaded the skin called Orange-1.1.tar.bz2, the untared it. I was left with a folder called Orange. I did this command
#mv Orange /usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin/

I get this error when I run gmplayer

SKIN dir 1: '/root/.mplayer/Skin'
SKIN dir 2: '/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin'
[skin] file ( /usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin/default/skin ) not found.
Skin not found ( default ).

I did the same procedure to install the fonts and get similar errors
Old 09-24-2003, 12:23 PM   #2
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yo have to type:
gmplayer --skin Orange
if this doesn't work i recommend you to create a 'skin' folder under your home directory at:
~/.mplayer/skin and uncompress the skin into it.
Then call mplayer again with the --skin option

Hope this help
Old 09-24-2003, 12:26 PM   #3
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For the fonts is the same, create a local folder to them in ~/.mplayer/font and uncompress the fonts there

Old 09-24-2003, 12:26 PM   #4
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I modified the config file ~/.mplayer/config (I believe)

I added two lines


then when you run mplayer through the run or a luncher it will engage the gui. this worked way better than gmplayer as a command.

hope this helps


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