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The Quest for a movie player..

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My number one grievance with having converted to linux is that I can't seem to get to my videos.

 

Here's how far I've progressed so far:

- downloaded divx and unpacked it to a folder

- tried in vain to install divx with "./configure && make && make install"

- downloaded various parts of mplayer, a promising-looking app with codecs that runs off rpms

- installed all packs it calls for to be able to run:

-- mplayer-vidix-nvidia-1.0pre3.20040125-0.1

-- mplayer-1.0pre3.20040125-0.1

-- mplayer-vidix-1.0pre3.20040125-0.1

-- mplayer-codecs-win32-1.1-1

-- mplayer-common-1.0pre3.20040125-0.1

-- mplayer-codecs-win32-mjpeg2k-1.0-1

 

Here are my obstacles:

- divx doesnt have a config file to run, "make" returns a no target found, and "make install" only turns "install.sh" into "install" --both of which copy files to a few directories but not in a way i can call divx from a command line

- mplayer returns one warning and one error when i call it from console:

--

Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 0 SSE2: 0
Compiled with Runtime CPU Detection - WARNING - this is not optimal!
To get best performance, recompile MPlayer with --disable-runtime-cpudetection.

--

vo: X11 running at 1024x768 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
It seems there is no Xvideo support for your video card available.
Run 'xvinfo' to verify its Xv support and read DOCS/HTML/en/devices.html#xv!
See 'mplayer -vo help' for other (non-xv) video out drivers. Try -vo x11
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.

 

It is a rather ardous and tedious task, but believe me when I say that I would not have posted it if I had means to solve it on my own...

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or just do a simple

 

apt-get install mplayer

 

:)

 

works for me !

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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hijinks: I've got that one installed, and it seems to begin to run fine, but whenever it goes to start the video, it stops with an error message about missing Xvideo support for my video card.

 

anyweb: How does that work? I guessed that's a console line, but it came up as an unrecognised command. (using Redhat9)

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Lemo

 

read this

 

https://www.linux-noob.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=174

 

install apt-get

 

then use it to install synaptic (a gui interface for apt-get)

 

then

 

apt-get install mplayer

 

or

 

apt-get install xine

 

its sooooooooooo easy

 

good luck :)

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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[root@nads thing]# apt-get install snyaptic
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package snyaptic

 

Same "couldnt find package" when working with mplayer, but it did get xine, so it's all good!

 

::general rejoicing:: Thanks, guys.

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you have to do this

 

# apt-get update

 

then install whatever you want. like apt-get install synaptic not snyaptic :)

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[root@nads thing]# apt-get install snyaptic
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package snyaptic

yeah. but you copy and pasted the code show in quote, you spell snyaptic <--- wrong spell. it is synaptic :)

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