This is for Mplayer installing: x86 based PC on Linux
Many people are talking about cannot getting videos or sounds to play on linux. (except for ubuntu new)
Even if you have installed codecs, you should really go for this player: It can even play with win32 codecs; just need to drop in to folder!
go to http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html to check it out
untar it using your archeive manager (open- and drag and drop where you want to copy)
go in to the folder in command line (termina/console) and type
if no errors found (if you get dependency errors you’ve to install them first — look the list down)
this takes about an hour ——- wait and hope for good luck — program is being compiled from the source code………
then if it’s completed without errors, then go admin in command line
passwd: (enter your admin passwd here)
(NOTE: you can always type “root” as username and passwd at linux login screen to be admin from the start-if you are not familiar with command line-so you can use normal GUI to copy files without permission problems.)
will install mplayer to every user but, without codecs
download codecs at
untar it as i said before, and copy the codec files (not the folder) in to
/usr/local/lib/codecs, if no codecs folder exist, create one. (hope you know to use cp and mkdir commands)
now goto the codecs path and type (as admin/root)
chmod ugo+rwx *.*
now you can type
to play anyfile!
ex: mplayer *.* will play all files in directory.
for the gui; use gmplayer instead
in order to GUI to work, you need skins, download this:
and paste the whole folder
/home/(your user name)/.mplayer/skins
~/.mplayer/skins (as normal user, not admin)
go inside the folder and use chmod as before (as admin)
If need more help, please reply.
I’m using fedora 9 (and not windows)
If configure says your machine not having something — you can just ignore them if they are optional
or else goto www.rpmfind.net search and type it there to find what you want (for Suse, mandriva and fedora only)
Check for my “Compiling Linux apps from source” page for more help.