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I have downloaded and extracted the "essential codec pack" for MPlayer to the /usr/local/lib/codecs directory as the README says but my MPlayer is still not able to find the codecs ...
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    Help needed with codecs installation...


    I have downloaded and extracted the "essential codec pack" for MPlayer to the /usr/local/lib/codecs directory as the README says but my MPlayer is still not able to
    find the codecs needed to play video files...
    In the same README file is written that there should be some configuring with the ./configure command but I don't know how to use it and it seems to me that it's
    not working at all....
    Can somebody tell me what to do?

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    you have to install the codecs before mplayer. Try installing mplayer again
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    So I have to use the Control Centre remove MPlayer and then reinstall it.....Is that it?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nazty
    So I have to use the Control Centre remove MPlayer and then reinstall it.....Is that it?!
    Yep. If you have the GUI as well I would also uninstall that (mplayer-gui). Then as you say just re-install...

    HTH

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    Weird, for me the codecs had to be put in /usr/lib/win32 o_O

    Anyway, as long as it works for you too...

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    Thanks guys for the help!

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