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a doc concerning install mplayer in redhat, I have tried install using rpm packages, but the dependencies problems piss me off ! I forced install the mplayer-0.90-1.i386.rpm, but when I ...
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    mplayer installation help! could any please help me to find-


    a doc concerning install mplayer in redhat, I have tried install using rpm packages, but the dependencies problems piss me off ! I forced install the mplayer-0.90-1.i386.rpm, but when I try to force the mplayer-common-0.90-1.i386.rpm, it just stops in the terminal without any respond, tried to find help in the mplayer! site, well, all I got was some swearing.



    thanks
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    Don't use the RPMs for MPlayer. You'll get much better optimization if you compile it from source instead, anyway.

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    what distro and version are you using?

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    redhat 9.0
    compliing? oh, ok, i will try that one, thanks!
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    Dolda,

    Do you know where the realplayer codecs should go? The documentation page says to store it in the standard location. Would that be /usr/lib/win32 or the source directory?
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    I don't know where the standard location is, but it's possible to specify the location to MPlayer's configure script. I have them in /usr/local/lib/mplayer/rp8codecs. I then configure MPlayer with:
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    ./configure --enable-gui --with-reallibdir=/usr/local/lib/mplayer/rp8codecs/ --enable-qtx-codecs
    I know that it's not easy to remember the configuration options, so, actually, I have stored them in a file that I call configuration, and then I call configure like this:
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    ./configure `cat configuration`

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    I see. The Mplayer docs weren't very clear about it but I left all my codecs inside /usr/lib/win32/. I know I didn't enable that option during the './configure' so it looks like I'll have to build it again. Thanks for the help.
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