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23 Jan 2004 09:35 biettuot

Re: Mplayer works great!

> My install of mplayer included many
> additional win32 codecs. I've been able
> to play all my divx video and alot of
> streaming asf formats. All my files
> play correctly with audo/video in sync.
> gmplayer is an excellent gui too, easy
> to get used to. Great job!


hello there, I'm a newbie in linux, when i tried to install Mplayer, I've encoutered this prob

Error: the GUI requires GTK (which was not found)

Could you show me how could I do ? Thanks

25 Oct 2003 10:07 accura2k

Mplayer works great!
My install of mplayer included many additional win32 codecs. I've been able to play all my divx video and alot of streaming asf formats. All my files play correctly with audo/video in sync. gmplayer is an excellent gui too, easy to get used to. Great job!

30 Sep 2003 18:26 slicer

Great player
MPlayer is a great media player. While the install was a little rocky, over all it covers all of my needs. One question though:
I noticed that the shared memory the player uses has a permission set of 777. Is this safe? Wouldn't 755 be sufficient?

03 Sep 2003 17:13 slicer

A great player.
MPlayer is a great media player. A fantastic job was done by the coders/testers and I am running mplayer on RedHat 9 with no problems.

However, the path to get it up and running was a little rough. There were a number of dependancies to overcome, codecs to download and I had to step around a lot of errors. I would like to suggest that a combination of more documentation with links to common deps be posted. I've used Linux for a while, and was used to this process, however, newbies might find this a difficult player to install.

However, the work was worth it. I give mplayer a 10/10 for features and ease-of-use and a 7/10 for installation.

Thank you for your wonderful product.
Jesse

19 Jul 2003 16:09 yoshi273

Re: Wow...
Its all about that GATOS driver.

With the GATOS driver, My K63 475Mhz laptop is capable of playing SVCD videos at full screen with perfect audio and smooth video. MPLAYER ROCKS YOUR SOCKS!


> you should read DOCS/video.html
> there are xv and vidix support for
> mach64, just read how to enable
>
>


04 Jun 2003 17:24 fishynet

Re: Debian

> Hey,
>
> do us all a favour and just stop arguing
> with the Debian guys.
>
> I used Debian since Rex and MPlayer
> since 0.13.
> MPlayer is so damn easy to install from
> source,
> I wouldn't even consider installing a
> .deb.
>
> I really love Debian and the ease of
> maintainance,
> but if I'd have to choose, I'd decide
> for MPlayer.
>
> Nobody gains anything from packaging
> MPlayer.
> There is no other usable video-player.
> (Not for any OS!!)
>
> Just keep up the good work and stop
> arguing...
>

Wow thats strange I really like the mplayer .deb, works fine for me.

If only I had time to install every app (that I like) from source...

09 Apr 2003 21:40 davidwthornton

Re: awesome

> Mplayer is incredible. It can play
> almost anything on my
> 366 MHz G3 (that's ppc!). The feature
> list never ceases to amaze me;
> who are you guys? Have you made all of
> this in your spare
> time?
> I realize that mplayer mostly is the
> engine that ties different
> input and output drivers together
> (depending on e.g.
> libavcodec and so on to decode things)
> but still, an huge
> amount of work must be involved. I'm
> very grateful for it,
> it makes linux a lot more useful.
>


What an excellent note. I couldn't have put it better. I have been wanting to say something, but could not find the right words. So thanks for saying it for me, and I suspect many others. Mplayer is a truely beautiful thing, born of much hard work, for which I too am very grateful.

28 Mar 2003 13:13 olivierkaloudoff

macos X, not to be disturbed by the screen saver
Hi,

I'm using MPlayer successfully on my Mac,
really much more optimised than Quicktime.

The only drawback I have is: When looking
at a film, the Mac doesn't notice that you're looking
something, and the screen dimmer is activated when you have not pressed a key since much time,
and then, goes to sleep if nothing is done.

Quicktime does not have this drawback, so
I presume it's related to an event that should be
added in code to get the right behaviour.

Could someone point me in the right direction
to help doing a patch ?


Best Regards,


Olivier Kaloudoff

12 Mar 2003 13:51 alffis

Re: mplayer gui problem
I got same error when typing "./config --enable-gui" My system is suse 8.1, and and I've tried to install all packets of suse but it didn't help. The command-line version of mplayer works but I want the bloody GUI! :/

19 Feb 2003 17:14 JeffJoker

Re: Debian

>
> % I used Debian since Rex and MPlayer
> % since 0.13.
> % MPlayer is so damn easy to install
> from
> % source,
> % I wouldn't even consider installing a
> % .deb.
>
>
>
> It is pretty easy...unless you want GUI
> support, in which case you have to hunt
> down the development libraries at each
> step in configure. Not a serious
> problem, but certainly not the easiest.


-This is where I jump in !!
-I agree with you great player
-But where the hell do you find good help for the GUI
-I really have a hard time here

> % Nobody gains anything from packaging
> % MPlayer.
> % There is no other usable
> video-player.
> % (Not for any OS!!)
>
>
>
> mplayer doesn't have working dvd-nav
> support. ogle runs it right out of the
> .deb. Heresy, maybe, but accurate.
>


Thanks

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