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Old 06-19-2002, 05:05 PM   #1
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Watching divx,avi etc


What program can i use to watch video files like divx, avi ,dvd, mpeg etc?

BESIDE xine.

im kinda tired of xine.... some thing always tends to fuck up ...well any way that just might be me...ok well can you refer me to something else beside xine?
 
Old 06-19-2002, 05:28 PM   #2
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I like Mplayer
alot.
 
Old 06-19-2002, 05:36 PM   #3
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GCC 2.96 IS NOT AND WILL NOT BE SUPPORTED BY US !


thats my problem!

and with rpms to change the gcc would means reconfiguring everything
 
Old 06-19-2002, 05:49 PM   #4
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ok wiat i got the rpms and its installed

I installed

mplayer-0.90pre5-1
mplayer-skin-default-1.5-0.1

and now when i do mplayer -gui thereis no gui..
wtf?
 
Old 06-19-2002, 05:51 PM   #5
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I downloaded MPlayer yesterday just to try it out and when installing it as a RPM package it showed me a list of about 10 dependencies so my curiousity suddelny died when I realized I had to go look for all those packages...

/Jens
 
Old 06-19-2002, 06:06 PM   #6
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ok wait i got it to work i just have to fiddle with the fuckin settings.

DAM WTF

how do i use the gui?

these l33t programmers can make the program but cant make a simpile gui thats hooked to it.
 
Old 06-19-2002, 07:05 PM   #7
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Download the regular packages and compile it. It works! And don't give up on xine yet - there are always some flicks one or the other won't play.
 
Old 06-19-2002, 08:07 PM   #8
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Type "mplayer -gui" at the command line and look at the error messages. Usually it tells you why it can't run the gui!

However, mplayer really doesn't need the GUI, I find it a lot easier to stick to keyboard navigation.
 
Old 06-19-2002, 09:57 PM   #9
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[root@lappy html]# mplayer -gui
Using GNU internationalization
Original domain: messages
Original dirname: /usr/share/locale
Current domain: mplayer
Current dirname: /usr/share/locale


MPlayer 0.90pre5-3.1 (C) 2000-2002 Arpad Gereoffy (see DOCS!)

CPU: Intel Celeron 2/Pentium III Coppermine,Geyserville (Family: 6, Stepping: 6)CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled with RUNTIME CPU Detection - warning, it's not optimal! To get best performance, recompile mplayer from sources with --disable-runtime-cpudetection
MPlayer was compiled WITHOUT GUI support!
Reading /root/.mplayer/codecs.conf: can't open '/root/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory



can you gimme a example command that you run with vid and aud drivers and stuff?

wehn i do it with my stuff it opens full screen then crashes.
TYpe what you type let me see what it looks like.
 
Old 06-20-2002, 02:03 AM   #10
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there is your problem:

Quote:

MPlayer was compiled WITHOUT GUI support!
I know you used rpms, so I have no idea how to enable gui with those, but if you compile from source, you have to add a line after your ./configure that looks something like this:

./configure --enable-gui
 
Old 06-20-2002, 02:32 AM   #11
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i cant compile by source because the pacakge is bitching that i do not have the right compiler.
 
Old 06-20-2002, 03:18 AM   #12
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ok i did it. i used disable gcc checking adn it went fine.


its cool but i "think" that xine is better in quality
 
Old 06-20-2002, 04:14 AM   #13
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no way. MPlayer is DEFINITELY a techincally superior player. it's extremely optimized for a GPL program and is amazingly versatile (10+ different video outputs etc). Do you really need a gui? I never use it... you start playing a film.... and then 2 hours later it stops. why bother with a silly arsed front end?? the command line does take a little getting used to but so what? once you know it it is soooo much faster.

and of course as for gcc... install gcc3 along side 2.96 and it'll work fine instantly.

if you use mplayer for a while you'll soon see why it is so much better than Xine. just cos the gui isn't stable yet.. big deal. mencoder is THE best and easiest avi encoder too. nicer than anything i saw in windows certainly.
 
Old 06-26-2002, 02:10 AM   #14
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How come after a time period after I install xine, the video is extremely choppy? It gets to the point where I get only a frame a sec.
 
Old 06-26-2002, 05:20 AM   #15
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Thumbs up xine

Use Xine.
I've never had any problems with it, not a single crash. I've you're having problems with it, try upgrading to the latest version (currently 0.9.11). If you get tired of its look an feel, get another skin, there are tons of skins.

Just my 2c.

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