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 Post subject: mplayer hell
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:32 am 
i've been trying for over two hours to get mplayer to actually have codecs. i've been all around the web and i think i have 5 copies installed, but still no video playback. what i've really liked abiout BLAG is how it's for the most part, the packages you want and you don't have to spend days setting up your system correctly. can anyone give me any hints on how to get mplayer to actually recognize the codecs?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:02 am 
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Try setting mplayer video preferences first... xv X11/xv worked for me after I installed the codecs. for windows media files should get you going. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:28 am 
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ouch. yeah. missing video codec.

well, see, we used to include w32codecs, uh, just to make it easy & free speech & such.

but then, rms said it was no good to w32codec, support fs codecs eg ogg theora. flash make me ad.

drop the binary bits into /usr/lib/win32

atrpms.net
http://atrpms.net/dist/common/w32codec/

i don't have w32codec any more, yet i can still play video.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:53 pm 
while i hate WMV and RM with a passion, it's use them on Linux or Windows. Yes, i'm doing stuff to get people to switch to MP3/OGG

Anyways, if you are going to yank the codecs, you really need to include documentation on where to stick them. The MPLAYER docs keep refering you to your system docs for the directory. MPLAYER docs does suggest 4 likely directories for the CODECS, but BLAG isn't using them. This really makes some obvious documentation very necessary. Perhaps a pop up when you first start MPLAYER or edit the MAN page.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:59 pm 
or another option would be to edit your mplayer build to point where MPLAYER docs are claiming to be the default codecs directory.

Anyways BLAG 29K is running great


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 5:13 pm 
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For information : some new releases of Mplayer are now looking for codecs in /usr/lib/codecs. Old versions of Mplayer were default looking in /usr/lib/win32.
If some stuff already installed in you just have to create a link from w32 called codecs in /usr/lib.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:31 am 
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I added a post in general discussion : on BLAG 10k Mplayer have a prelink problem doing that Mplayer can not handle some asf and wma streams.
Prelink needs to be reconfigured.


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