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    You don't have a C compiler installed. Pop in your installation CDs and install GCC.

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    woohoo, finally compiled. alright mplayer is installed but i would like a gui. im gonna do some looking around but if someone could help me out with that, that would be great. i typed the mplayer - fs file and it opened it up but all it was, was a purple bar on top of the screen. do i need to install codecs? thanks...

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    It's supposed to be "mplayer -fs file", not "mplayer - fs file". For a GUI, try starting gmplayer instead of mplayer. If it isn't installed, then you need to recompile MPlayer passing --enable-gui to ./configure.

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    and if you compile with --enable-gui (in kconfigure enter it on the second page of the configure dialog under "manual" instead of "automatic") then you also need to install GTK which should be on your cd's too

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    why is my file/movie comming up as just a purple bar across the screen? what do i have to do with the codecs? i will mess around with the gui after i get it to actually work.

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    as dolda said the commnd is "mplayer -fs /file/movie.mpg"

    you dont need to specify -fs (fullscreen) but i generaly watch movies in fs. Try a different movei and allso make sure you are entering the correct command! it may be the file type that need extra commands to be enterd so tell me what is the file type? avi, mpg or what?

    i reccomend that you type this in a terminal "man mplayer" and read the info, if you want to use mplayer to its fullest capabilities

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    its not how im typing in the command and its not the movie as i have tried other ones.

    again: do i need to do anything with the codecs? are there default codecs?

    i will read the man pages to see if they will help me out with the codecs...

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    hmm that is odd. i havent hasd that happen at all. could you describe what you see in more detail and if possible post a screenshot of what you see. also post the output of the terminal that you are running mplayer in, what error messages does it display?

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    It's not related to codecs; if it hadn't been able to find the correct codec, it would have terminated with an error about that.

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    i will post a screenshot when i get home from work. i will try to describe it in more detail. it is a purpleish bar going across the top of the screen and behind the purple the movie is playing for a couple of seconds and then it stops. i have tried 2 other movies (.avi) but i will try a few more. thanks for everyones help so far.

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