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Re: newbie: howto install mplayer codecs



On 3/30/06, Stanton Finley <stanfinley comcast net> wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-03-30 at 12:32 -0500, Nat Gross wrote:
> > On 3/30/06, Roger Grosswiler <roger gwch net> wrote:
> > > > Hi;
> > > > I have read and reread.... all kinds of info on mplayer codecs.
> > > > Simple question(s).
> > > > 1) WHERE do I install the codec(s)? Is it just a matter of a file copy?
> > > > 2) WHICH codec do I need for wmv, avi, and mpeg files? (The mplayer
> > > > site lists all kinds of details on so many codecs!  But no info for a
> > > > newbie.)
> > > > 3) Do I *need* to involve Firefox in the mix?
> > > >
> > > > This, on FC5 32-bit, 2ghz machine.
> > >
> > > livna repos supply (it seems) all codecs in their packages. i prefer
> > > installing it via yum, also the firefox-plugin.
> > >
> > > yum install mplayer mplayer-gui mplayer-skins mplayerplug-in
> > >
> > > ...have even .wmv-support with...
> > >
> > > Roger
> > I can use yum to automate *all* aspects of mplayer??
> > Since I always have problems with the livna repo I used freshrpms, but
> > I didn't realize I can also yum the codecs.
> > My cmdline buffer shows I did:
> > #yum install mplayer
> > # yum install mplayerplug-in mplayer-skins
> > Then I came here to find out about the codecs.
> > So, what now?
> > Thanks
> > nat
> >
>
> You could follow the directions in the Xine section of
> http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html It also
> covers mplayer codec installation.
> --
> Stanton Finley
> http://stanton-finley.net/
Ah. Seems like Jim's instruction set.
Anyhow, my key issue now is how to UNinstall conflicting codecs.
What else is inside /usr/lib/win32? I would like to delete it along
with /usr/local/lib/codecs/ and start all over.
Thanks;
nat


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