On 3/31/06, John Wendel <john.wendel(a)metnet.navy.mil> wrote:
Nat Gross wrote:
>>On Thu, 2006-03-30 at 17:48 -0500, Nat Gross wrote:
>>>First off, I do not know what options to use.
>>Generally, I've not had to use any.
>>>Secondly, for each movie type I will have to use diferent parameters?
>>I haven't had to do so. "mplayer something.avi" "mplayer
>>"mplayer something.mov" have all worked just as simply as that.
>>>Third, its not part of the gui any longer; can't right-click and
>>>choose 'play in mplayer'.
>>There should also be some sort of mplayer-gui package (or command, it
>>might be included in the base package). I haven't installed mplayer the
>>way that you did, though; but it works in the same way once installed.
>>the only parameter you have to give is the filename of the movie you wanna
>>watch: mplayer moviename.mpg -> thats all....
>>why not using mplayer in the gui? you can open it should be soemewhere in
>>the multimedia section of gnome...it doesnt seem that you installed the
>>gui... yum -y install mplayer-gui, this should make it available in
> gnome too...
> Ok. It works via 'mplayer <filename>' and that includes avi files
> (something that didn't work before for me).
> However, I am having gui problems. Besides not appearing in the
> right-click menu, entering just 'mplayer' should bring up a gui.
> yum is having a problem installing the gui:
> Running Transaction Test
> Finished Transaction Test
> Transaction Test Succeeded
> Running Transaction
> Installing: mplayer-gui ######################### [1/1]
> error: unpacking of archive failed on file
> /usr/share/mplayer/Skin/default: cpio : rename
> Installed: mplayer-gui.i386 0:1.0-0.37.pre7try2.lvn5
> It said complete!. Nada.
> By the way 'ls /usr/share/mplayer/Skin/default' shows 0 files.
The gui version is named "gmplayer".
It seems like its missing the skins. Here is a dump of my terminal:
MPlayer 1.0pre7try2-rpm.livna.org-4.1.0 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon/Celeron Foster (Family: 8, Stepping: 4)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
vo: X11 running at 1280x1024 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local
Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Permission denied
Try adding "echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your
system startup scripts.
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0 : No such file or directory
Can't init input joystick
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
[skin] file ( /usr/share/mplayer/Skin/default/skin ) not found.
Skin not found (default)
It seems like a minor thing to fix manually. (I don't know how.)
But I prefer to use yum for it, in order to automate future upgrades.
And yum has the problem noted above in my previous post.