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Help On Installing Mplayer Codecs and Plugin

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Hi i got a ps3 and installed Fedora Core 5 on it with no experience with linux at all and am having problems installing plugins. i just want to watch videos on MPlayer(most video formats) and watch videos in firefox(like u tube) how do i step by step install codecs and/or plugins to make it work? thanks in advance. :blink:

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It's not actually that hard to install the codecs for mplayer:

 

As root!

# mkdir /usr/lib/win32
# wget http://gentoo.blueyonder.co.uk/distfiles/all-20050216.tar.bz2
# tar -xjf all-20050216.tar.bz2 -C /usr/lib/win32
# rm all-20050216.tar.bz2

 

That will make the win32 codec directory, download the latest codec package, extract that package into the new win32 codec and finally remove the tarball (not needed now!).

 

You should then be able to start mplayer as per usual and it will find those codecs automatically.

 

As for firefox there is an mplayer plugin, you should be able to find a package for it somewhere (rather than have to build it from source).

 

OH!

 

Actually in hunting for this I found something:

http://rpm.greysector.net/mplayer/downloads-optional.html - Mplayer addons

 

And:

http://fedoranews.org/tchung/mplayerplug-in/3.25/ Mplayerplug-in! woot

 

So you can do this:

# rpm -ivh http://rpm.greysector.net/yum/all/i386/mplayer-codecs-20060611-1.i386.rpm
# rpm -ivh http://rpm.greysector.net/yum/all/i386/mplayer-codecs-extra-20060611-1.i386.rpm
# rpm -ivh http://fedoranews.org/tchung/mplayerplug-in/3.25/mplayerplug-in-3.25-1.fc5.i386.rpm

 

To install the codecs and plugin, ignore all the stuff above!

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So you can do this:

# rpm -ivh http://rpm.greysector.net/yum/all/i386/mplayer-codecs-20060611-1.i386.rpm
# rpm -ivh http://rpm.greysector.net/yum/all/i386/mplayer-codecs-extra-20060611-1.i386.rpm
# rpm -ivh http://fedoranews.org/tchung/mplayerplug-in/3.25/mplayerplug-in-3.25-1.fc5.i386.rpm

 

To install the codecs and plugin, ignore all the stuff above!

 

znx - I noticed these are all i386 RPMs, and blackened said he was using a PS3. That means he'll probably need PPC RPMs.

 

Just pointing out... :D

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Hi,

 

Just joined, so hello there.

 

Just a quick question, when I try and install mplayer using the rpm -ivh command I get a load of dependencies errors. Has anybody got a list of where I can get the required dependencies I need to install to get mplayer on my PS3 with Fedora Core 5? And also, how easy is it to install these dependencies?

 

many thanks,

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