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Old 06-18-2005, 01:07 AM   #1
Maurice Arthur
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bzip2 MPlayer Mandriva


Hi have downloaded Mplayer and tried command bunzip2--help
No bunzip need to open 20050412.tar.bz2 Linux 8.9 mb
Any information regrding this problem.
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Old 06-18-2005, 02:17 AM   #2
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Thumbs up Try tar!

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Hi have downloaded Mplayer and tried command bunzip2--help
No bunzip need to open 20050412.tar.bz2 Linux 8.9 mb
Any information regrding this problem.
Thanks
Maurice
Hi!

You maybe don't have bunzip2 package installed?. Try using the tar command, it can also uncompress bunzip:

tar -xjf 20050412.tar.bz2
 
Old 06-18-2005, 05:30 PM   #3
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Hi Megamanx

Used the command tar xjf 2005042 .

Compressed file ends unexpectedly perhaps it is corrupted

Read me file: The file I have is only a binary codec for use with Mplayer.

I do not have Mplayer or tar bz2 in Mandriva 10.2 .

Have Totem Media Player. Is that the same as Mplayer?.

Thanks for reply

Maurice
 
Old 06-19-2005, 01:48 AM   #4
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Hi again Maurice Arthur!

That's a difficult question. As far as I remember, every distro out there ships with crippled versions of totem, mplayer and even xmms. What I mean is, they usually can't play DivX, mp3 or DVD's. I would ratter prefer that they would not be shipped with those players at all. It's more like a burden then a help.

Still, perhaps through urpmi you should be able to install an usable version of mplayer. Configure your urpmi using this site:

http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

when done, you should be able to install mplayer by simply typing "urpmi mplayer", I guess.

Read these if you are not sure what urpmi is/does:

http://www.urpmi.org/

Good luck!
 
Old 06-19-2005, 03:34 PM   #5
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Hi Megamanx

Thanks for www.urpmi .org information
will proceed to that site

Maurice
 
Old 06-21-2005, 12:13 AM   #6
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Hi Megamanx
I have used the prebuilt Mplayer from Mandrive 10.2 CD and have blue skin play on desktop
Readme mentions /usr/lib/codecs to load the binary codecs for use with Mplayer.
Have the down loaded essential -20050412 ,
Need to put these files so MPlayer can find them. Where do they go?
Have had a look at Mplayer Preferences No idea what to configure.
Notice > No Media opened.
Does Mplayer play DVD movies?
Enjoying searching my Mandriva system for help

Maurice
 
Old 06-21-2005, 02:02 AM   #7
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The codecs for DVD playing and video files are in the PLF repository that you setup at easyurpmi.zarb.org

Look through the software installer in the MCC and you should find the stuff you need. Especially look at the win32-codecs package
 
Old 06-22-2005, 03:42 AM   #8
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Hi tkedwards
Thanks for information
Pleased to say I now have Mplay working but found Kaffine much faster to use.
So thanks for all members who have help me on the way.
That's the linux way

Maurice
 
  


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