[MPlayer-users] Quicktime audio codecs

Joonas Koivunen rzei at mbnet.fi
Fri Sep 12 08:56:36 CEST 2003

On Friday 12 September 2003 08:47, Dan Pixley wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> I have the latest mplayer installed on my Redhat 9 system.  It works
> great, except I cannot get audio for Quicktime.  I realize that I have
> to compile the codecs, but I am not sure how to do this.  The docs refer
Wrong, you don't compile codecs, you need mplayer -- that knows how to use 
these binary codecs.

> to put the codecs in '/usr/lib/win32', but I have no such directory.  I
> am somewhat new to Linux, particularly mplayer.  Can anyone help me out?
1. get mplayer sources from http://www.mplayerhq.hu
2. get appropiate codec packs from http://www.mplayerhq.hu
3a. mkdir /usr/lib/win32
3b. put win32 codecs in /usr/lib/win32
4. get more codecs and put them in some dir.
5. unpack the mplayer package.
6a. ./configure --help
6b. read the help you've received, especially the end.
6c. read it again, because you just scrolled it through :)
6d. look for option with which you can specify dirs where to find binary 
codecs, something like --with-win32libdir=/where did you install win32 
7. upon successfully ran ./configure --... do make all install as root
8. run mplayer


Install some quality RPMs, afaik those are available. And I don't mean the 
redhat made rpms, those might be crippled. GOOGLE. SEARCH.

> Also, please reply privately to danpixley at cox.net (I am not a subscribed
> member).
Why not? You might learn something if you were subscribed to the list. BTW, 
you can always search some information off the or off this mailinglist. 

> Thanks in advance,
> Dan

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