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Old 10-04-2003, 12:10 PM   #1
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rh9 + mplayer +"real codecs" from rpms

config=redhat 9
I installed the necessary packages for mplayer and the extra codecs I needed from "" adress :

in shell:
rpm -Uvh mplayer-common-0.92-1.i386.rpm mplayer-gui-0.92-1.i386.rpm mplayer-skin-default-1.0-2.noarch.rpm mplayer-codecs-extralite-1.0-1.i386.rpm
install=100 % ok,nice.

I can listen to mp3 and ogg formats, but no possibility for "real" or "wm" files despite mplayer-codecs-extralit rpm installed without any error message.

->for real or wm streaming the error message is always this one "Sorry,this file format is not recognized/supported= = =If this file is an AVI,ASF orMPEG stream,please contact the author!=="
I think the codecs are not in the correct directory or ?
still now can't resolve this error.

thanks for your advise
Old 10-04-2003, 12:32 PM   #2
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mplayer is so so much easier to install by going from source. it can do so so much and by compiling yourself the capabilites can be instantly worked out. install realplayer, and compile mplayer from source giving it the location of the realplayer binaries. "./configure --help" within the mplayer source for full details of how to specify it.
Old 10-06-2003, 03:09 AM   #3
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thanks acid_kewpie,

but I would like to know why the "extralite codecs" rpm (installed) can't be activated under rh9 ?
Old 10-06-2003, 03:36 AM   #4
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you can still use the rpms
just on the
mplayer site they dont have the
and libdvdread

look here


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