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hi i am new 2 linux environment . i downloaded MPlayer-1.Opre7try2.tar.bz2. how do i install this on my system.plz help me....
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    unzip tar.bz2


    hi

    i am new 2 linux environment . i downloaded MPlayer-1.Opre7try2.tar.bz2. how do i install this on my system.plz help me.

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    To extract the stuff in the archive, do
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    tar xjvf MPlayer-1.0pre7try2.tar.bz2
    Then, to compile it, do something like
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    cd MPlayer-1.0pre7try2/
    ./configure
    make
    make install

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    If you want a gui for MPlayer, do:
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    ./configure --enable-gui
    instead of
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    ./configure
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    If you have a lot of trouble running MPlayer from the command line also trying compiling it with --enable-runtime-cpudetection

    It will complain at you, but should work. I just read something on a site which said, "Of course no sane person would compile Mplayer with runtime detection".

    I beg to differ.

    When you get sick of Mplayer you might consider using Xine.
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    Also, you may want to look into using urpmi for this. I am not an experienced Mandrake/Mandriva user so this will be better explained by someone else.

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    To set up urpmi, click this link and follow the instructions. http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

    Afterward, change the installation source from the default DVD/CD option in the Mandriva Control Center by unchecking the box. From there on, just type into the search box wht you want to add.

    Post again if you get stuck.

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    To get stuff like Mplayer, make sure to enable "plf-free" and "plf-nonfree" when you use Easy Urpmi.

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