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Old 12-01-2006, 11:16 AM   #1
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mplayer gui


i just installed mplayer from the mplayerhq site. i cant find it in the /usr/bin or /usr/lib directories when i type "mplayer" all i get is a list of commands. how do i use this. i also downlaoded a gui for it but it gives no build instruction. does anyone know how to build this
 
Old 12-01-2006, 11:32 AM   #2
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what happens if you type gmplayer?
 
Old 12-01-2006, 11:40 AM   #3
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did you build the package from source? did you use ./copnfigure --enable-gui? To usea skin you hve to unpack it and put it in your .mplay/skins folder ( create one if needed) Try reading the man pages and the html docs that came with mplayer
 
Old 12-01-2006, 11:43 AM   #4
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I installed the gui-enabled mplayer from slackbuilds and all went well for me. They also have a build script for the codecs.

Last edited by eerok; 12-01-2006 at 11:44 AM.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 11:56 AM   #5
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Assuming you're using KDE... kmplayer is a good choice. Get it from http://www.linuxpackages.net.

All the software you'll find there is prepackaged for Slackware. It might save you some trouble.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 02:47 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tobyl
what happens if you type gmplayer?
this is what i get
"-bash: gmplayer: command not found"

Quote:
Originally Posted by Indiestory
did you build the package from source? did you use ./copnfigure --enable-gui? To usea skin you hve to unpack it and put it in your .mplay/skins folder ( create one if needed) Try reading the man pages and the html docs that came with mplayer
no i just used ./configure but i will try this and see how it goes.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 04:38 PM   #7
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Yeah, if you built it from source, the GUI is disabled by default.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 11:47 PM   #8
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Yeah, if you built it from source, the GUI is disabled by default.
how do i enable it or at least use this to play videos
 
Old 12-02-2006, 01:43 AM   #9
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You have to reinstall ... do ./configure --enable-gui.

But why do you so badly want a GUI? mplayer without GUI is sooo fast and soo kewl. Just type :

Quote:
mplayer <video file here>
 
Old 12-02-2006, 03:19 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by thebiggiantmouse
how do i enable it or at least use this to play videos
Like eerok already mentioned, download the script files for creating an MPlayer package yourself, from SlackBuilds.org
After downloading the SlackBuild (http://www.slackbuilds.org/slackbuil...MPlayer.tar.gz) and the MPlayer source (which you already have), run the script
Code:
./MPlayer.SlackBuild
which will create a good Slackware package for you that you can install using installpkg. It includes a KDE/Xfce menu entry.

Eric
 
Old 12-02-2006, 07:12 AM   #11
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You have to reinstall ... do ./configure --enable-gui.

But why do you so badly want a GUI? mplayer without GUI is sooo fast and soo kewl. Just type :
your right this is fast and kool.
 
  


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