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karhong
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mplayer-gui not available

Post by karhong » 2010/06/03 13:22:11

Hi,
I want to setup my centos 5.5 x86_64 laptop to show divx, H264/mp4 movies and sound. I follow the well-documented instructions at http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/MultimediaOnCentOS.
Seems that mplayer-gui is not available. Is this normal ? What GUI frontend do you recommend in this case ? Is smplayer recommended ?
You advice appreciated, tks in advance. Rgds.

root@4AEL01006 ~> yum search mplayer-gui
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* addons: centos.fastbull.org
* base: centos.fastbull.org
* extras: centos.fastbull.org
* rpmforge: ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de
* updates: centosy3.centos.org
542 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
Warning: No matches found for: mplayer-gui
No Matches found
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root@4AEL01006 ~> yum search mplayer
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* addons: centos.fastbull.org
* base: centos.fastbull.org
* extras: centos.fastbull.org
* rpmforge: ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de
* updates: centosy3.centos.org
542 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
=============================== Matched: mplayer ===============================
dvd95.x86_64 : Graphical dvd9 to dvd5 converter
ffmpeg-libpostproc.x86_64 : Video postprocessing library from ffmpeg
mencoder.x86_64 : MPlayer?s Movie Encoder
mplayer.x86_64 : MPlayer, the Movie Player for Linux
mplayer-docs.x86_64 : Documentation for MPlayer, the Movie Player for Linux
mplayer-fonts.noarch : Font files for MPlayer
mplayer-skins.noarch : Collection of skins for MPlayer
mplayerplug-in.x86_64 : Browser plugin for MPlayer
ogmrip.x86_64 : DVD ripping and encoding graphical user interface
smplayer.x86_64 : Frontend for mplayer
vstream-client.x86_64 : Client library for TiVo vserver stream support
vstream-client-devel.x86_64 : Development files for the vstream-client library
root@4AEL01006 ~>

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Re: mplayer-gui not available

Post by pschaff » 2010/06/03 13:39:25

You can invoke it as "mplayer -gui". There are also GUI mplayer packages from ATrpms (gnome-mplayer) and RPMfusion (mplayer-gui) repos; but these repos are likely to be mutually incompatible with RPMforge packages. Seems smplayer is the only other choice from RPMforge so I'd try that before venturing into repo mixing, if the "-gui" switch doesn't do it for you.

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Re: mplayer-gui not available

Post by chuina » 2010/06/03 17:17:22

You can still have a [b]GUI[/b] without the [i]mplayer-gui[/i] installing command.
[code]yum install libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay libdvdnav lsdvd mplayerplug-in mplayer compat-libstdc++-33 flash-plugin gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg libquicktime[/code]

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Re: mplayer-gui not available

Post by pschaff » 2010/06/03 18:37:48

A warning to those who are sticklers for legal niceties and/or using a corporate or government computer in certain parts of the globe (particularly the US and some EU countries) - you may want to skip [url=http://www.google.com/search?q=libdvdcss+legality&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&safe=active]libdvdcss[/url] due to its questionable legal status. Of course, those on corporate/government systems probably shouldn't be playing DVDs anyway. :-)

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mplayer-gui not available

Post by lostson » 2010/06/06 12:51:57

I use the rpmfusion repo and a simple yum install mplayer-gui works for me.

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