Doesn't this leave you with two copies of the codec files, one under
/usr/local and one under /usr. Why do you want that?
There are codec rpms on the mplayer site that can save you this trouble.
Follow the link on the left side where it says "CVS" versions. On my
system, I'm running:
$ rpm -qa | grep mplayer
The codec rpm drops the codec files into:
I also have this related one from a separate site
The mplayer-plugin is a big help, because if you have it, most of the
commercial streaming video sites will work. I watched CBS NCAA
basketball the last two weekends on cbs.com
On 3/29/06, Nat Gross <nat101l(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 3/29/06, jim lawrence <fedorajim(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/29/06, Nat Gross <nat101l(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi;
> > I have read and reread.... all kinds of info on mplayer codecs.
> > 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.
> > Thanks in advance.
> > -nat
> download the codecs from Mplayer
> save to your home folder
> mkdir tmp
> each line is in the terminal
> move the archive to the tmp folder
> open terminal
> cd tmp
> tar xvfj *.tar.bz2
> cd all-20050412
> mkdir /usr/local/lib/codecs/
> cp *.* /usr/local/lib/codecs/
> cd /usr/local/lib/codecs/
> chmod 755 /usr/local/lib/codecs/*
> mkdir /usr/lib/win32
> cp /usr/local/lib/codecs/* /usr/lib/win32
> restart firefox about:config
> Registered Linux User: #376813
Thank you! It works!
Question: What was I supposed to understand (and didn't) from your
instruction to restart firefox? What should I be lookin for (or
change) in the about:config?
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