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Re: Need help with mPlayer



On Thursday 13 September 2007 01:10, Art wrote:
> Hi Nigel Things are going good.
> Hay where can I find the windows codecs package.
> THANKS FOR THE HELP.
> Art.

The w32codecs package isn't on the Livna list for Fedora 7 (i386), but 
installing the ffmpeg package should do.

Just do a yum install ffmpeg

That will pull in the ffmpeg-libs package as well.

Hoping that works.

Nigel.
>
> On Wed, 2007-09-12 at 23:06 +0200, Nigel Henry wrote:
> > On Wednesday 12 September 2007 17:03, Art wrote:
> > > Hi I need some help setting up the mPlayer to play DVD's. I can bring
> > > it up to the play list. On the list it dose not show the DVD. How do I
> > > get to my DVD drive and what plugins do I need to install.
> > > Thanks
> > > Art Giles
> >
> > Hi Art. Hows it going?
> >
> > Where did you get Mplayer from? Freshrpms, or Livna? You don't only need
> > Mplayer, but also the w32codecs package.
> >
> > Make sure that Mplayer is setup to access your DVD drive.
> >
> > For example I have 3 optical drives (cdrom, cdwriter, and dvdrom) on one
> > of my machines. When you open Mplayer, at the extreme left of the window
> > with the controls on it there is a button. Click on that, which will
> > bring up the preferences window. Click on "misc", and it will show you
> > where it's trying to access your DVD rom drive from. In my case it's
> > pointing to /dev/cdrom2, but I have 3 drives, and that is the correct one
> > for the DVD rom drive.
> >
> > On my other machine I have a combination drive (cdrom/cdwriter/dvdrom).
> > If I look at /dev in my file manager I have 3 entries, cdrom1, cdrw1, and
> > dvd1. All these are links pointing to the block device hdd.
> >
> > You need to make sure that what is there in Mplayers preferences > misc
> > is pointing to the correct link in /dev for the DVD device.
> >
> > An alternative for playing DVD's is the vlc package, but you will also
> > need to install the libdvdcss package as well ( that may be libdvdcss2),
> > and may well still need to check that it's accessing your drive correctly
> > in /dev.
> >
> > All the best, and may the force be with you.
> >
> > Nigel.


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