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I downloaded all the plugins from the website, but now am not sure what to do with the .tar.bz2 file. I guess I have to unpack it to /usr/local/lib/codecs ? ...
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    Installing Mplayer plugins?


    I downloaded all the plugins from the website, but now am not sure what to do with the .tar.bz2 file.

    I guess I have to unpack it to /usr/local/lib/codecs ? I read somewhere that if you don't put the Win32 codecs there before you install they won't work, any truth to this?

    If someone could give me the terminal commands to complete this I would greatly appreciate it.

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    Here's tha commands for unpacking the file
    http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/softinstall.html

    As for the other questions I can't really answer them.

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    Thanks.

    Can I just plop these codecs right into the directory then?

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    Try this..

    Download all-20040916.tar.bz2 from Mplayer HQ. Unpack them whereever you like (in my case, all of them are in /usr/lib/win32). Tell your Mplayer configurator (see below) file where the directory is. Then make and install it.













    $ ./configure --with-codecsdir=/usr/lib/win32 --with-win32libdir=/usr/lib/win32 --with-xanimlibdir=/usr/lib/win32 --with-reallibdir=/usr/lib/win32






    $./make all






    $./make install













    If it works don't forget to thank Linux Forums.

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    So that is for a new installation of mplayer, right? I have it installed already through yum, but I am not opposed to uninstalling/reinstalling.

    Thanks for the help.

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