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    Run "mplayer" in a terminal. If you want to run it from a run dialoug you will have to use "gmplayer" that will give you the gui.

    I strongly reccomend that you read the man page! In a terminal run "man mplayer"

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    I've found that often Mplayer won't work unless it is compiled with runtime cpu detection. This is not optimal, but it usually works. Somewhere in the Mplayer manual (towards the end I think) it mentions this. Can't remember exactly, but it's ./configure --enable-runtime-cpudetection.

    This could be wrong, so please check.

    I think Ogle is probably less hassle!!
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    In my experiance mplayer runs best when compiled for your own system. I have never had it fail to play a movie. BTW Ogle is for dvd's

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    That Mplayer manual is terrifying! It has all the relevant information in it, but IMHO most people just want to know how to compile it for their own systems (then it actually works like Variant says), and this is just a case of compiling in gui support, font support and getting it to recognise your cpu... Sounds easy, but it can be a pain in the bum.
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    hi all thanks for the tip....i got it gog...thanks...

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    Someone please help me...I got an ADM64 and havent played a single movie on linux due to unavailability o w32codecs on linux. Someone please suggest me a way to get mplayer working. I have to switch to the satanic OS to watch movies.

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    install the package ironicly named win32codecs, use google to find where from "mplayer win32codecs linux"

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    Isnt it so that w32codecs is available only for 32 bit architectures?

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    you are correct, i neglected to think of that. However, there is a package called mplayer-bin which supports win32codecs on 64bit architectures, you can download it from here:

    http://distfiles.gentoo.org/distfile...re7-r2.tar.bz2

    you will also need a version of win32codecs no older than win32codecs-20050412

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    I downloaded that file but no luck in installing/running. I am on FC4...should it work for me? If yes, how do I make it work?

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