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im, not quit shure what the problem is, but im geting this error mplayer32 star_wars_episode_III_trailer.mov mplayer32: error while loading shared libraries: libpng.so.3: cannot open shared now to start off, im ...
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    Linux User benjamin20's Avatar
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    libpng.so.3 and mplayer-opre7 problems


    im, not quit shure what the problem is, but im geting this error

    mplayer32 star_wars_episode_III_trailer.mov
    mplayer32: error while loading shared libraries: libpng.so.3: cannot open shared

    now to start off, im running a 64 bit platform, with all the 64 bit trickouts. however, there is this obvious problem with a 32 bit browser and media player. so, i tried to get a 32bit media player and i used this site to do it.

    http://www.sh.nu/download/ebuilds/mplayer/

    when i try to run mplayer32 i get that message. just to note, befor i tried using the 64bit mplayer-opre7 fresh from the official gentoo tree but it too gave that error. i had to go back to opre6. this 32bit one is opre7, so that i believe is the problem.

    libpng.so.3 exists in /usr/lib, /usr/lib64, and /usr/lib32. they are all symlinks to libpng.so.3.1.2.8 (the version number) and it to is in each of the said directories. everything has full read and execute permisions.

    ...... please help
    nVidia G-Force 6600GT (bfg) pci-e: amd 64 2000+ (939): 1024 corsair ram: 2X 80gb seagate harddisk SATA: plextor cd/dvd-read/write cdrom SATA

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    Try:
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    revdep-rebuild --soname libpng.so.3

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    why thank you, that fixed everything. now i can see all video file formats again.
    nVidia G-Force 6600GT (bfg) pci-e: amd 64 2000+ (939): 1024 corsair ram: 2X 80gb seagate harddisk SATA: plextor cd/dvd-read/write cdrom SATA

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