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I have just installed mplayer and am having problems playing video. Music seems to play fine. I am using FC4 with gcc 4.0.1. When I try to play a video ...
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    mplayer problems.


    I have just installed mplayer and am having problems playing video. Music seems to play fine.
    I am using FC4 with gcc 4.0.1. When I try to play a video I get
    MPlayer interrupted by signal 6 in module: decode_video
    Should I replace gcc with an earlier version? Or could the problem be in mplayer itself?
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    Do you have the proper codecs installed?

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    As far as I can tell I should have everything I need installed. I followed the directions from Stanton-Finley.net
    including the extra codecs provided in the xine guide (they are from mplayerhq.hu) above the mplayer guide.
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    About halfway down this page, someone mentions that gcc 4.0 is not a good compiler to use to compile mplayer. That could be your problem. Sorry but that is the best I can tell you about this.

    *EDIT* - Sorry, I just realized you didn't compile it. In that case, I'm clueless.

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    Thanks for the help Bryan. I think I'm going to give up on mplayer for now and stick with xine, which installed with no hassles and seems to play everything that mplayer refused to.
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    I just thought of something. Have you tried installing it through apt? Check out this link: http://www.fedorafaq.org/#apt

    After that, try (as root):
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    apt-get install mplayer
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    I too have had the problem with mplayer exiting on "signal 6". I installed mplayer via apt-get (synaptic). The solvation was pretty simple. I changed the video driver to xv.
    Try running mplayer with xv instead of what it's now using.
    'mplayer -vo xv filename.avi'

    Hope this solves your problem

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