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    MPlayer qeustion


    what dir should i put the essential codecs pack for mplayer??
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    I believe it is /usr/local/lib/codecs - you will have to make the codecs directory.

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    im having some trouble playing a dvd with mplayer this is the error i get
    Code:
    MPlayer 1.0pre7-3.3.4 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
    CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon/Celeron Foster (Family: 8, Stepping: 4)
    Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
    CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
    Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE SSE2
    
    
    Failed to open /dev/rtc: Permission denied (it should be readable by the user.)
    Setting up LIRC support...
    mplayer: could not connect to socket
    mplayer: Permission denied
    Failed to open LIRC support.
    You will not be able to use your remote control.
    Playing dvd://.
    Reading disc structure, please wait...
    libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
    Can't open VMG info!
    
    
    Exiting... (End of file)
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    You may not be able to play that DVD if you don't have libdvdcss installed. To play DVD's you will need libdvdcss but I am pretty sure libdvdcss is illegal in the USA. You will want to check the legality of that for yourself.

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    you can actually set it in the player... the default is
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    /usr/lib/win32
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    I've never been able to get mplayer to work properly. Doesn't play DVDs, and plays but a few WMV files. I've pretty much gone strictly to gxine.
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    i got mplayer to open the dvd but now the video is messed up its like broken up into lines hard to explain. i also tried another video like mpeg same thing i have the essential codecs installed into /usr/local/lib/codecs/ is this the write place?? or is there a way i can make mplayer look for the codecs in that dir??
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    I'm pretty sure it's in /usr/local/lib/win32. I put mine in quite a few places, just to be sure.
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    If you add packman.iu-bremen.de to your yast sources, you can get a functional mplayer.
    Code:
    Server: packman.iu-bremen.de
    Directory: suse/9.2
    I am pretty sure that is the source (I have a couple).

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