On 3/30/06, Stanton Finley <stanfinley(a)comcast.net> wrote:
> > > I have read and reread.... all kinds of info on
> > > Simple question(s).
> > > 1) WHERE do I install the codec(s)? Is it just a matter of a file copy?
> > > 2) WHICH codec do I need for wmv, avi, and mpeg files? (The mplayer
> > > site lists all kinds of details on so many codecs! But no info for a
> > > newbie.)
> > > 3) Do I *need* to involve Firefox in the mix?
> > >
> > > This, on FC5 32-bit, 2ghz machine.
> > livna repos supply (it seems) all codecs in their packages. i prefer
> > installing it via yum, also the firefox-plugin.
> > yum install mplayer mplayer-gui mplayer-skins mplayerplug-in
> > ...have even .wmv-support with...
> > Roger
> I can use yum to automate *all* aspects of mplayer??
> Since I always have problems with the livna repo I used freshrpms, but
> I didn't realize I can also yum the codecs.
> My cmdline buffer shows I did:
> #yum install mplayer
> # yum install mplayerplug-in mplayer-skins
> Then I came here to find out about the codecs.
> So, what now?
You could follow the directions in the Xine section of
covers mplayer codec installation.
I suspect that the best way to install mplayer codecs is to use
greysector repository with yum
yum install mplayer-codecs mplayer-codecs-extra