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gorstk
2006-02-03, 12:26
Does anyone have Ubuntu Breezy and slimserver/alien working together?

I have installed Mplayer and w32codecs from the ubuntu repositries but
without any luck.

WHen I try and run mplayer and point it at a BBC stream it always fails
with an error relating to a missing w32 codec.

Do I /really/ have to build my own mplayer (I have no luck builing from
source!) or has anyone got it working from 'stock' deb packages?

Cheers

Steve Bernard, Jr
2006-02-03, 13:00
On 2/3/06, John Gorst <john_gorst (AT) hotmail (DOT) com> wrote:
>
> Does anyone have Ubuntu Breezy and slimserver/alien working together?
>
> I have installed Mplayer and w32codecs from the ubuntu repositries but
> without any luck.
>
> WHen I try and run mplayer and point it at a BBC stream it always fails
> with an error relating to a missing w32 codec.
>
> Do I /really/ have to build my own mplayer (I have no luck builing from
> source!) or has anyone got it working from 'stock' deb packages?

Just this week I was able to get mplayer and the w32codecs working
correctly by following some of the instructions at
http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~djm/ubuntu/

Specifically, what I did was add "deb
ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ etch main" to my apt
sources.list, and apt-get install mplayer-nogui (I run ubuntu-server
with no X server) and w32codecs. Then I set up the AlienBBC 1.01 beta
as per the instructions there. I had to make sure the execute
permissions on mplayer.sh were right, and then I was all set and
streaming away.

Hope this is somewhat helpful.

-Steve

Robert Jennings
2006-02-03, 15:23
On Fri, 2006-02-03 at 19:26 +0000, John Gorst wrote:
> Do I /really/ have to build my own mplayer (I have no luck builing from
> source!) or has anyone got it working from 'stock' deb packages?
John,

Try easyubuntu[1] (was easybreezy) or automatix[2]. Both do it all and
more for you. Makes life much easier for Ubuntu install.

Automatix is a three line install. It then gives you a GUI to install 39
packages including the codecs, java, flash .....

Automatix doesn't support AMD64 so I used easyubuntu which worked fine
for me.

Robert Jennings

[1] https://launchpad.net/products/easyubuntu
[2] http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=66563