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Old 03-01-2005, 12:06 AM   #1
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Mplayer is a problem

Dear Fellows ,

i downloaded mplayer for redhat linux, but a lot of libraries are missing , i m fed up by downlaoding all these libraries from different locations ,

Is there any link from where i can download mplayer and related libraries at once ,

or any other movie palyer for red hat linux with all libraries in its rpm.

waiting for your positive reply

Old 03-01-2005, 01:39 AM   #2
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Yes. First you will need to learn how to install apt-get in Redhat:

then, when installed, all you've got to do is to type:

apt-get install mplayer

as root, and apt-get will connect to a server, download all packages and dependencies for you, including codecs and gui, and install mplayer for you. Nearly every other application can be installed in the very same way. It won't get any easier then that, mind you

Good luck!
Old 03-01-2005, 06:47 AM   #3
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mplayer was the only multimedia player working perfectly on my red hat 9 installation.

however i would like to know how to install the libraries for the non-free music/video file formats that i downloaded from the mplayer site.

I am also looking to generate a geexbox CD with all the commercial plugins built in.
Old 03-01-2005, 11:40 AM   #4
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the win32codec's are also in apt.

really, apt for rpm is the best tool ever... aside from just using debian where apt is THE way. Also install synaptic, it's a great package manager, and search for what you want.
Old 03-01-2005, 01:56 PM   #5
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The codecs (called extralite.tar.bz2, right?) need to go into /usr/local/lib/codecs (I think). Just decompress the .bz2's tar into there. I also compiled my MPlayer with this configure line

./configure --with-codecsdir=/usr/local/lib/codecs --enable-gui --enable-largefiles --enable-dvdnav --enable-css --enable-freetype --enable-mmx --enable-mmx2 --enable-sse --enable-sse2

which I think is needed to make it find the codecs? Otherwise, apparently, it looks somewhere else.

I use it on RH9 as well, and it works perfectly for .WMV's .MOV's .RM's etc.etc.
Old 03-01-2005, 02:02 PM   #6
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Sorry but this doesn't have much to do with RH9...

Ubuntu Hoary 5.04 picked up MPlayer like a champ, installed everything and worked instantly after the install. I had bad luck getting it going on FC3 so I gave up. LOL I have 4 computers, but my Ubuntu computer is the only one I use now.

Theres a simple SH script on the that does all the grunt work for you. Just look in the howto's ...

I hope you get MPlayer working on RH9 and have better success than I did.
Old 03-02-2005, 06:24 AM   #7
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Dear Fellows

Thanks for your reply, now i m going to implement your sugessions




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