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Re: where did gmplayer go?

On 31/12/11 12:34, Steve Kleene wrote:
> On Sat, 31 Dec 2011 07:39:42 +1100, Scott Ferguson wrote:
>> Where did gmplayer go?
>> No where - it never existed (which would make finding it difficult).
> Until recently, there was a file /usr/bin/gmplayer

Yes - it's part of the mplayer-gui package. Unfortunately that's only
available in Squeeze now.

I don't know why it's no longer built. Possible deprecated in Debian
because of all the other gui options for mplayer.

If you really want it just build mplayer from the source with the
"--enable-gui" and name the resulting binary gmplayer.

>  that was just a link to
> /usr/bin/mplayer.  That's what I was referring to.  If the calling command
> was "gmplayer", it brought up a skin from /usr/share/mplayer/skins.

gmplayer and mplayer are different binaries.

>> I assume you're referring to gnome-mplayer which is the GTK interface
>> for mplayer.  It's still there in all Debian releases.
> I do see that I have gnome-mplayer, and it does work as a front end.  But I
> don't believe that gmplayer called gnome-mplayer.  Gnome-mplayer doesn't seem
> to care that /usr/share/mplayer/skins no longer exists.

Correct - gnome-mplayer is a GTK interface *to* mplayer - and it's not
"skinnable". gmplayer is mplayer build *with* a gui - it is skinnable



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