[MPlayer-users] GUI

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Wed Apr 16 03:40:45 CEST 2003

On Tue, Apr 15, 2003 at 08:15:21PM -0400, Bruce Park wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
>  I'm new to mplayer so please keep this in my mind when if you think that 
> these questions are fairly easy to answer.
>  I've successfully compiled mplayer from source and I'm trying to use 
> mplayer with GUI components but I'm running into trouble. I used 
> '--enable-gui' option when I ran ./configure and there were no problems 
> thus far. The INSTALL file stated that I needed to download a skin for GUI 
> support. I downloaded the Blue skin and moved this directory to 
> /usr/local/share/mplayer/Skins. This didn't work so I took a look at the 
> manual and they state two things.
> 1. specify gui=yes in your config file

This is very bad advice and should be removed from the manual.

> 2. ln -s $PREFIX/bin/mplayer $PREFIX/bin/gmplayer , and call gmplayer 

I think the install script does this for you. Just run gmplayer after
putting the skin in place.


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