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Old 08-11-2006, 11:00 AM   #1
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Mplayer codecs - running 32bit mplayer on 64bit OS

I have Fedora Core 5 x86_64. To get win32 codecs working I have had to install 32bit versions of players, but I can't seem to get mplayer to find the codecs.

I have the codecs in /usr/lib/codecs, usr/lib/win32 and usr/lib64/codecs (just in case) and I have also tried installing mplayer and mplayer-codecs using yumex --forcei386. It just wont play any wmvs.

Xine I installed in the same way and it works fine, but I want to use the mplayer firefox plugin rather than gxine. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-11-2006, 07:42 PM   #2
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The codecs should go in /usr/lib/codecs. I got mplayer from the freshrpms website. There are instructions there on how to set-up a .repo file. Then you can install what you need via yum/yumex. Good luck.
Old 08-12-2006, 05:08 AM   #3
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Thanks, but as I said, I have the codecs there (btw different builds of mplayer require codecs in different locations, as do some other players). I have the freshrpms repo, i have tried installing that version. I have also tried the greysector repo, which has a yum package of the codecs (and yes, I have tried installing the greysector mplayer package too). Christ knows where that package put the codecs, but nevertheless, it still doesn't work.


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