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Bruce Hartley
2005-01-06, 13:03
Can someone give me a reasonably idiot proof guide to installing mplayer on
mandrake 10.1

I have installed alienbbc

I think I've installed lame - although there were checksum errors in the
package.

However I can't make head or tail out of the PLF stuff for installing
mplayer on mandrake!!

help, I'm quite new to this linux malarky.

Rgds,
Bruce,

Avi Schwartz
2005-01-06, 13:09
Bruce Hartley wrote:

>Can someone give me a reasonably idiot proof guide to installing mplayer on
>mandrake 10.1
>
>I have installed alienbbc
>
>I think I've installed lame - although there were checksum errors in the
>package.
>
>However I can't make head or tail out of the PLF stuff for installing
>mplayer on mandrake!!
>
>help, I'm quite new to this linux malarky.
>
I have a tendency to install from the command line so

1. Make sure you have plf added to your media sources

2. Open a terminal window and become root

3. run: urpmi mplayer

4. If it asks your permission to install other needed packages answer Y

5. You are done.


You can also do it from mcc (the Mandrake Control Center -- the GUI version)

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Simon Oosthoek
2005-01-06, 13:29
On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 08:03:39PM -0000, Bruce Hartley wrote:
> Can someone give me a reasonably idiot proof guide to installing mplayer on
> mandrake 10.1

I'll give it a shot, although the usual way seems to be blocked
(easyurpmi.plf.org)...

> I have installed alienbbc

I'm not sure what alienbbc is, but AFAIK it's not important for installing
mplayer

>
> I think I've installed lame - although there were checksum errors in the
> package.

that doesn't sound good, probably you should re-install

> However I can't make head or tail out of the PLF stuff for installing
> mplayer on mandrake!!

mplayer is actually part of Mandrake proper I think. The PLF packages are
different, because they contain versions with additional options for mplayer
that may be politically hot potatoes for mandrakesoft...

Urpmi (and derivatives) is the command you'll need here...

you could try some stuff to see where you're at:

- open a konsole (or xterm or rxvt, <star> -> System -> Terminals -> RXvt)
- become root (su -) (unless you already are, but you are not using the desktop as root are you? ;-)
- type "urpmq --list-media" and see what you've got setup as urpmi sources
- if you have something there, try the command "urpmi mplayer"
- or else if you don't have any urpmi sources, try the following commands:

urpmi.addmedia plf ftp://plf.time4t.net/pub/plf/mandrake/10.1 with hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia --update proxad-updates ftp://ftp.proxad.net/pub/Distributions_Linux/Mandrakelinux/official/updates/10.1/main_updates with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia proxad-main ftp://ftp.proxad.net/pub/Distributions_Linux/Mandrakelinux/official/10.1/i586/media/main with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia proxad-contrib ftp://ftp.proxad.net/pub/Distributions_Linux/Mandrakelinux/official/10.1/i586/media/contrib with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia --update ie-updates ftp://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/ftp.mandrake.com/Mandrakelinux/official/updates/10.1/main_updates with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia ie-main ftp://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/ftp.mandrake.com/Mandrakelinux/official/10.1/i586/media/main with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia ie-contrib ftp://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/ftp.mandrake.com/Mandrakelinux/official/10.1/i586/media/contrib with media_info/hdlist.cz

you may not need all of them, but the updates, main and contrib and possibly
the plf source are necessary.

Of course you need a speedy internet connection to do this in any acceptable
time, the hdlist files are BIG (tens of MBs).

when this has all gone well, try the "urpmi mplayer" command...
and do "urpmi lame" as well, especially if you added the plf source....

another source for packages is http://www.eslrahc.com/ from Charles Edwards.


>
> help, I'm quite new to this linux malarky.

it's quite fun, though ;-)

Mandrake Linux is really a quite complete OS plus applications, but URPMI is
very important for installing packages and updates ("urpmi.update -a"
followed by "urpmi --auto-select" will update your system, at least all but
the kernel.)

Cheers

Simon

Bruce Hartley
2005-01-06, 13:35
ok, figured that out


urpmi mplayer


seemed to do the trick.

Still not working though, don't think LAME installed correctly.

Help???


"Bruce Hartley" <Bruce (AT) Seahunt4pl (DOT) co.uk> wrote in
message news:crk5e7$ic$1 (AT) sea (DOT) gmane.org...
> Can someone give me a reasonably idiot proof guide to installing mplayer
> on mandrake 10.1
>
> I have installed alienbbc
>
> I think I've installed lame - although there were checksum errors in the
> package.
>
> However I can't make head or tail out of the PLF stuff for installing
> mplayer on mandrake!!
>
> help, I'm quite new to this linux malarky.
>
> Rgds,
> Bruce,

Avi Schwartz
2005-01-06, 13:38
Bruce Hartley wrote:

>ok, figured that out
>
>
>urpmi mplayer
>
>
>seemed to do the trick.
>
>Still not working though, don't think LAME installed correctly.
>
>Help???
>
>
>"Bruce Hartley" <Bruce (AT) Seahunt4pl (DOT) co.uk> wrote in
>message news:crk5e7$ic$1 (AT) sea (DOT) gmane.org...
>
>
>>Can someone give me a reasonably idiot proof guide to installing mplayer
>>on mandrake 10.1
>>
>>I have installed alienbbc
>>
>>I think I've installed lame - although there were checksum errors in the
>>package.
>>
>>However I can't make head or tail out of the PLF stuff for installing
>>mplayer on mandrake!!
>>
>>help, I'm quite new to this linux malarky.
>>
>>Rgds,
>>Bruce,
>>
>>
>
>
>
From the command line, as root, verify that lame is installed:

rpm -qa|grep -i lame

If it is installed and you suspect there is a problem with it, remove it:

urpme lame

Now install lame: urpmi lame

Avi

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When you have robbed a man of everything, he is no longer in your power. He is free again.

-- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Avi Schwartz
2005-01-06, 13:45
Bruce Hartley wrote:

>ok, figured that out
>
>
>urpmi mplayer
>
>
>seemed to do the trick.
>
>Still not working though, don't think LAME installed correctly.
>
>Help???
>
>
>"Bruce Hartley" <Bruce (AT) Seahunt4pl (DOT) co.uk> wrote in
>message news:crk5e7$ic$1 (AT) sea (DOT) gmane.org...
>
>
>>Can someone give me a reasonably idiot proof guide to installing mplayer
>>on mandrake 10.1
>>
>>I have installed alienbbc
>>
>>I think I've installed lame - although there were checksum errors in the
>>package.
>>
>>However I can't make head or tail out of the PLF stuff for installing
>>mplayer on mandrake!!
>>
>>help, I'm quite new to this linux malarky.
>>
>>Rgds,
>>Bruce,
>>
>>
One more thing that I encountered when installing alienbbc. Go to
/usr/local/slimserver and make sure that the files "alienstream" and
"transcoder_proxy.pl" are owned by the same user as the rest of the
files in that directory and that they are both executable. If not,
alienbbc will not work because of permission issues.

Avi

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Avi Schwartz
http://public.xdi.org/=avi.schwartz

When you have robbed a man of everything, he is no longer in your power. He is free again.

-- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Jack Coates
2005-01-07, 15:41
Simon Oosthoek wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 08:03:39PM -0000, Bruce Hartley wrote:
>
>>Can someone give me a reasonably idiot proof guide to installing mplayer on
>>mandrake 10.1
>
>

I was unable to make Mandrake or PLF's mplayer package work with
alienbbc, and had to compile from source. It's not difficult at all, and
I've been toying with the idea of making a Mandrake-ready
mplayer+alienbbc package available (if that's legal to do).

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!

thnmnt
2005-01-07, 15:46
that would be great.

it was after mucking around with mplayer/alienbbc that i hosed my mandrake
10 install and had to start over. of course it probably had more to do with
my noobiness than anything being wrong with these programs.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack Coates" <jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 5:41 PM
Subject: [slim] Mplayer on mandrake


> Simon Oosthoek wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 08:03:39PM -0000, Bruce Hartley wrote:
> >
> >>Can someone give me a reasonably idiot proof guide to installing mplayer
on
> >>mandrake 10.1
> >
> >
>
> I was unable to make Mandrake or PLF's mplayer package work with
> alienbbc, and had to compile from source. It's not difficult at all, and
> I've been toying with the idea of making a Mandrake-ready
> mplayer+alienbbc package available (if that's legal to do).
>
> --
> Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
> Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!
>

Avi Schwartz
2005-01-07, 20:39
Jack Coates wrote:

> Simon Oosthoek wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 08:03:39PM -0000, Bruce Hartley wrote:
>>
>>> Can someone give me a reasonably idiot proof guide to installing
>>> mplayer on mandrake 10.1
>>
>>
>>
>
> I was unable to make Mandrake or PLF's mplayer package work with
> alienbbc, and had to compile from source. It's not difficult at all,
> and I've been toying with the idea of making a Mandrake-ready
> mplayer+alienbbc package available (if that's legal to do).
>
Interesting. I got alienbbc working with mplayer-1.0-0.pre5.9plf

Avi

--
Avi Schwartz
http://public.xdi.org/=avi.schwartz

When you have robbed a man of everything, he is no longer in your power. He is free again.

-- Alexander Solzhenitsyn