Re: (Newbie) Functioning In Debian
Marc Wilson wrote:
On Wed, Feb 26, 2003 at 04:37:39PM -0600, Donald Spoon wrote:
The only problem was that I had to grab the Quicktime win32 audio dlls to
get sound going.
I've fiddled and fiddled and gotten nowhere with doing this. All I was
ever able to make mplayer do was segfault in various interesting ways (and
take down X once, but that's not relevant).
Care to detail what files to swipe, and where to swipe 'em from, and where
to put them?
Or just a pointer to TFM. ^_^
I started off with a relatively "fresh" install of Debian "testing" with
Mozilla and OpenOffice.org pulled from unstable (Sid)... mostly a
"testing" system. System is a K6/2-500 cpu with 256 Megs of RAM,
SB64-AWE sound card, and Voodoo3 - 2000 video card. Sound and Video
(including X) all working with "standard" Debian drivers. No Alsa... no
special system "tweaks".
1. Installed mplayer: deb http://marillat.free.fr/ testing main
2. Got the basic mplayer working. Generally used the defaults.
3. Grabed the win32 "tarball" from
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design5/dload.html. P.S you might have
to also get the "extra" codecs too... dunno. I already had some
QuickTime dlls on another system from previous experiments that I copied
4. Extracted the archive and copied the contents to /usr/lib/win32/ ...
you might have to create this directory.
5. Tested out the install on some local files and fine-tuned the
/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf file. I really didn't change much here,
except to experiment with the tdfxfb video "driver" (the -vo
6. Tested out the system on the PLUGGER test site at:
7. Downloaded, extracted, & compiled the mplayer-mozilla tarball from
8 . Tested out the plug-in on several web sites (www.quicktime.com,
Since I did all of the above, I have notice debian packages at the
marillat.free.fr site for the win32 codecs and for the mozilla plug-in.
I have NOT installed these, since I already had it working from the
above. You might give them a try if you want to go the "all deb" route.
I may have gotten lucky, but they all seemed to work right from the
start without much intervention on my part. As I mentioned, the only
problem I had initially was with sound on QuickTime, and that was fixed
when I copied over the QT stuff from my previous experiments to the
/usr/lib/win31/ directory. This might be fixed in the marilatt w32codec
This answer your question??