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Re: Need help with mPlayer



On Thursday 13 September 2007 16:14, Scott wrote:
> Nigel,
>
> This is Scott his son I am the one who does the updates and that package
> was very small it didn't take very long for the ffmpeg codec to download. 
> Is there a good place where I can snag the rpm and download it anywhere
> else?
>
> Scott

Did it pull in ffmpeg-libs as well Scott?

I'm using Freshrpms for extra stuff like Mplayer on Fedora 7, and see that I 
havn't installed it on Fedora 7 yet. I'm doing so at the moment, and will 
also install ffmpeg, which is supposed to work ok with DVD's. We shall see.

I've never used Mplayer with ffmpeg before, and have always, either installed 
w32codecs (which may only be available on my Debian installs), or downloaded 
the codecs package from.
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html

There are instructions on the site. They need to end up in /usr/lib/codecs, so 
download them, unpack them, and as root copy them to /usr/lib/codecs.

Now I've got Mplayer installed from Freshrpms, and no ffmpeg installed, and 
the DVD (The Full Monty) starts to play. There's a problem with too many 
video packets in the buffer, but I think I've worked around that before. It 
results in stuttery sound. I don't appear to be able to workaround it on 
Fedora 7 though. I already have vlc installed on Fedora 7, and that plays 
DVD's with no problems whatsoever. You do need to install libdvdcss which 
handles problems with encrypted DVD's though.

Sorry I can't be more helpfull in getting Mplayer working on Fedora 7, but Vlc 
does play DVD's ok.  There are still though some commercial DVD's that are 
creating problems on Linux I believe.

All the best.

Nigel.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nigel Henry" <cave dnb tiscali fr>
> To: <fedora-list redhat com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 6:28 AM
> Subject: 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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