[MPlayer-users] help needed abt Gui intallation and file formats

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Tue Jun 27 09:33:00 CEST 2006

On Tuesday, 27 June 2006 at 09:14, adeel azeemi wrote:
> I had installed the rpms (xvidcore-1.1.0-0.lvn.1.4.i386.rpm,
> libXvMCW-0.9.3-2.i386.rpm). Then I had deflated that archives (
> essential-20060611.tar.bz2, font-arial-iso-8859-2.tar.bz2) and put them in
> there places.

Why did you download the codecs and fonts tarballs?
With RPMs, they're not necessary.

> But when I tried to install the rpms
> mplayer-1.0pre8-1.i386.rpm
> mencoder-1.0pre8-1.i386.rpm
> mplayer-codecs-20060611-1.i386.rpm
> mplayer-codecs-extra-20060611-1.i386.rpm
> mplayer-gui-1.0pre8-1.i386.rpm
> They did not installs and show the dependency problem of
> libtheora.so.0 and libmp3lame.so.0

OK, looks like people just have to get everything on a silver platter.
I've updated the Requirements page on the RPMs website.

libtheora is on your distro CDs/DVD or you can get an updated version from
my website.

lame is in Livna.

> Its is correct that if I would change only the extension from .dat to avi or
> asx or what ever then that player would play it. (Just changing the file
> extension, not converting from one file format to another). (Yes other
> players of windows (mplayer2, wmplayer) does play the .dat)
> It seems that mplayer (Linux) had the same problem. I.e. just changing the
> file extension does the trick.

It's hard to believe. MPlayer playes files based on their contents, not their

> But there is the problem most of the movies are on the CD. And there are two
> problems.
>   1. Coping again and again from CD. Is impossible.

What do you mean?

> Thanks andres restrepo  <ars662001 at yahoo.com> for the sites from where to
> download the libraries (lame-3.97b2.tar.gz, libtheora-1.0alpha7). I had
> installed both but still when I starts to install the rpms. They stopped and
> because of the dependencies. Although I had installed the libtheora.so.0 and
> there is and symbolic link of libtheora.so.0 in the /usr/lib/libtheora.so.0
> (to the libtheora.so.0.1 ), it still says that there is libtheora.so.0(
> libtheora.so.1) dependency error.

RPM doesn't know anything about files you install outside its control, hence
the missing dependency despite the actual file being in the correct place.
IOW: you have to install an RPM with the correct library for other RPMs
to "see" it.


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