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Re: [SLE] mplayer for suse?
  • From: Pieter Hulshoff <phulshof@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 22:18:49 +0200
  • Message-id: <200210012218.49774.phulshof@xxxxxxxxx>
> > If you really want MPlayer, I found one compiled for SuSE here :
> >
> > It worked, but not perfectly (something to do with fonts).
> the same for the version on -> better then nothing, but
> still a few little bugs and codecs missing.

I've got the thing working by compiling the source from the source tar file.
As an answer to your questions though: From the README file in the source tar

Official releases, prereleases and CVS snapshots, as well as fonts for the
OSD, Win32 codecs and a number of different skins for the GUI are available
from the download section of our homepage at

Unpack the archive and choose one of the available font sizes. Then copy the
font files of the corresponding size into /usr/local/share/mplayer/font/ or
~/.mplayer/font/ (or whatever you set with './configure --datadir=DIR').

MPlayer and libavcodec have builtin support for the most common audio and
video formats, but some others are playable only with the Win32 DLLs or the
XAnim binary plugins. Examples include WMV video, DivX with WMA audio (not
normal DivX files) and Indeo. This step is not mandatory, but recommended for
getting MPlayer to play more different file types. Note that Win32 codecs
only work on Intel compatible PCs.

Unpack the codecs archive and put the contents in a directory where MPlayer
will find them. The default directory is /usr/lib/win32/ but you can change
that to something else by using the '--with-win32libdir=DIR' option when you
run './configure'.

I've installed the fonts and windows codecs, and currently don't own a single
movie file that doesn't play. Whether that means I got everything running or
whether my collection is relatively small is hard to determine. :) Just let
me know if you continue to have problems.

On a sidenote: when running gmplayer (gui version), I can't increase the size.
Double just increases the window, full screen just clear the screen, but the
size stays the same. mplayer (command line version) works well, but only in
-vo x11 mode. Anyone have any ideas as to what's causing this?


Pieter Hulshoff

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