[MPlayer-users] gmplayer cannot read [skin] file ( /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default/skin ) no

Ingo Brückl ib at wupperonline.de
Fri Jun 24 13:16:20 CEST 2011

Ralph Blach wrote on Thu, 23 Jun 2011 19:52:49 -0400:

> I am running
> MPlayer 1.0rc4-4.4.5 (C) 2000-2010 MPlayer Team

You really should get and compile a nightly snapshot. Since 1.0rc4, there are
quite some improvements of the GUI.

> [skin] file ( /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default/skin ) not readable.

/usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default has to be a directory with a skin
file in it.

> bash-4.1$ ls -l /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default/skin

In your case, /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default/skin is a directory.

MPlayer installs a /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins directory in which you
place the Blue (or other) skin and set a link named default to it (if you
want to use it as default and withouth a special -skin option):

bash-4.1$ ls -l /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins

drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jun 22 21:26 Blue
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    4 Jun 22 21:26 default -> Blue


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