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Old 08-11-2003, 07:32 AM   #16
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mplayer is workig fine , i copy a video track in .dat
(mplayer -fs /tmp/song/avseq15.dat) format on hard disk mplayer playing it nicely, but if i tried to and dat file from cd-rom , then is gives answer unsupported format dat file fath is down there

i also tried Xine player that si very easy to install and use, and xine is playeing above video form above path
but its not playing the .dat file which copied on harddisk(/tmp/song/avseq15.dat) it does not work
Old 08-12-2003, 09:44 AM   #17
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You are trying to read a vcd right? Your are not supposed to do any thing with the *.dat files on the cd. Just do "mplayer -vcd 1" and it should work.
Old 08-12-2003, 09:59 AM   #18
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Brutal, you to are a complete newbie I see In order to compile something you need a compiler.
You have two choises, either get a per-compiled package for your distribution, or install a compiler and try again.
I would go with the first option if I were you. Go to this site to download 'm.
Old 08-21-2003, 05:47 AM   #19
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i have installed and running mplayer, here i creat a easy and finale steps file with help of some members for who still can not run mplayer

Download latest or steble Mplayer and Mplayer Codecs tarball , Skins and fonts
Here i download Mplayer-0.90.tar.bz2and extralite.tar.bz2 (its Codec file) from
Installation Steps-
1- First install Codec file

You untar them into a directory, usually: /usr/lib/win32

So something like: tar xvjCf Mplayer-0.90.tar.bz2 /usr/lib
Might work, that is assuming when the tarball is bunzipped and untarred that the resulting file is a directory called win32. (it will creat an directory name of win32 win /usr/lib/win32)
I rarely take that chance though, so here's how I'd do it:

mkdir /usr/lib/win32
cp Mplayer-0.90.tar.bz2 /usr/lib/win32
cd /usr/lib/win32
tar xvjf Mplayer-0.90.tar.bz2 (it will untar in directory name of win32 win /usr/lib/win32)
If there is a directory now, cd into the directory:
cd win32
And move all the files out:
mv * .. (this command will move all files 1 step back directory)
And finally cd yourself out:
cd ..
And remove the directory:
rm -r win32

Be sure that last command didn't just remove the directory from /usr/lib instead it removed the directory:
/usr/lib/win32/win32 (which is unnecessary).

how you install mplayer:

Fist put the tar ball in some temp. directory and do
tar xjf MPlayer-0.90.tar.bz2
This will create an dir with the mplayer sources. cd in to the dir and do
./configure --enable-gui
(If you want it installed in an other place then "/usr/local/", then you have to supply an aditional agrument like
./configure --enable-gui –prefix=</where/ever/you/want> )
then just do
make install
. after that, we will see You can alraidy play movies, just do
mplayer /tmp/song/avseq15.dat (i copy a video song file in this folder)
Or, play vcd's
mplayer -vcd 1
After that, you will have to install the skin and fonts. download them at the mplayer site. It's called "font-arial-iso-8859-1.tar.bz2" .
Unpack the fonts in a temporary directory, by doing

tar xjf font-arial-iso-8859-1.tar.bz2 (it will untar and creat some more directories that dir contan font directories like font-arial-<x>-iso-8859-1, where x is the font size. Select the font size you want and do, this command will copy all files from your specified font folder to ~/.mplayer/font/ or you can copy thses files throug Xwindows.

cp font-arial-<x>-iso-8852-1/* ~/.mplayer/font/

Basic options: (complete list in the man page)

-vo <drv[:dev]> select video output driver & device ('-vo help' for a list)
-ao <drv[:dev]> select audio output driver & device ('-ao help' for a list)
-vcd <trackno> play VCD (Video CD) track from device instead of plain file
-dvd <titleno> play DVD title from device instead of plain file
-alang/-slang select DVD audio/subtitle language (by 2-char country code)
-ss <timepos> seek to given (seconds or hh:mm:ss) position
-nosound do not play sound
-fs fullscreen playback (or -vm, -zoom, details in the man page)
-x <x> -y <y> set display resolution (for use with -vm or -zoom)
-sub <file> specify subtitle file to use (also see -subfps, -subdelay)
-playlist <file> specify playlist file
-vid x -aid y select video (x) and audio (y) stream to play
-fps x -srate y change video (x fps) and audio (y Hz) rate
-pp <quality> enable postprocessing filter (details in the man page)
-framedrop enable frame dropping (for slow machines)

Basic keys: (complete list in the man page, also check input.conf)
<- or -> seek backward/forward 10 seconds
up or down seek backward/forward 1 minute
pgup or pgdown seek backward/forward 10 minutes
< or > tep backward/forward in playlist
p or SPACE pause movie (press any key to continue)
q or ESC stop playing and quit program
+ or - djust audio delay by +/- 0.1 second
o ycle OSD mode: none / seekbar / seekbar+timer
* or / increase or decrease PCM volume
z or x adjust subtitle delay by +/- 0.1 second
r or t adjust subtitle position up/down, also see -vop expand

i have still some problem like could not isntall any skin running plyer with comands, any one who could install mplayer with above help or dont like mplayer try xine its also good and easy i ams also running, if some one want installation help abou xine can ask

Thansk for all mmebrs who help me , so i creat for other biggeners
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