[MPlayer-users] Sound or picture - not both

Kevin DeKorte kdekorte at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 9 23:45:35 CEST 2004

On Thursday 09 September 2004 03:04 pm, Steve Mansfield wrote:
> Okay, I have googled on this, I swear. I'm having problems with Mplayer &
> mplayerplug-in - with Quicktime I can see the image, but no sound, with
> Windows files it's the other way around.
> I'm using SuSE 8.2, Firefox 0.9.1 and Moz 1.7.
> I downloaded, built & installed MPlayer 1.0pre5-3.3. I downloaded the full
> set of codecs which are in the default dir /usr/local/lib/codecs.
> I built & installed mplayerplug-in 2.66.
> When I click on a link for a video clip, the plug in appears in the
> browser, I get messages telling me that it's connecting, dowloading and
> cacheing, and then the file starts to play but - as I said - Quicktime
> movies have no sound and Windows movies sound but no picture.
> BTW, when I type 'mplayer' from the command line, I get a message saying
> that the program can't find the codec config file at
> /usr/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf or at ~/.mplayer/codecs.conf and that it's
> using the built-in default codecs.conf.
> Any thoughts about what I try next?

You need to make sure you have compiled mplayer with faad 1.2 or 2.0 support 
to get sound from quicktime movies. 

Also, I believe your codecs need to be in /usr/lib/win32 unless you configured 
mplayer to look in a different spot.

mplayerplug-in appears to be working correctly.


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