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Re: newbie: howto install mplayer codecs



> On Thu, 2006-03-30 at 17:48 -0500, Nat Gross wrote:
> > First off, I do not know what options to use.
>
> Generally, I've not had to use any.
>
> > Secondly, for each movie type I will have to use diferent parameters?
>
> I haven't had to do so.  "mplayer something.avi" "mplayer something.mpg"
> "mplayer something.mov" have all worked just as simply as that.
>
> > Third, its not part of the gui any longer; can't right-click and
> > choose 'play in mplayer'.
>
> There should also be some sort of mplayer-gui package (or command, it
> might be included in the base package).  I haven't installed mplayer the
> way that you did, though; but it works in the same way once installed.

>Hey,

>the only parameter you have to give is the filename of the movie you wanna
>watch: mplayer moviename.mpg -> thats all....

>why not using mplayer in the gui? you can open it should be soemewhere in
>the multimedia section of gnome...it doesnt seem that you installed the
>gui... yum -y install mplayer-gui, this should make it available in
gnome too...

Ok. It works via 'mplayer <filename>' and that includes avi files
(something that didn't work before for me).

However, I am having gui problems. Besides not appearing in the
right-click menu, entering just 'mplayer' should bring up a gui.
yum is having a problem installing the gui:
-------------------
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing: mplayer-gui                  ######################### [1/1]
error: unpacking of archive failed on file
/usr/share/mplayer/Skin/default: cpio : rename

Installed: mplayer-gui.i386 0:1.0-0.37.pre7try2.lvn5
Complete!
--------------------
It said complete!. Nada.
By the way 'ls /usr/share/mplayer/Skin/default' shows 0 files.

thanks
nat


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