Author Topic: VLC over Mplayer GUI  (Read 2798 times)

fritual

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VLC over Mplayer GUI
« on: July 02, 2016, 13:28:24 PM »
Re: Plop Linux Live
Hi,
Mplayer GUI appears symptomatic out-of-the-box and feel it's a lost cause.
VLC can hold a candle to Mplayer and would like to know if it can replace it and become the default 'X' media player?
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/#download
Q: Can it be compiled from SRC?
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Re: VLC over Mplayer GUI
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2016, 13:51:55 PM »
You can add any Linux program to Plop Linux when you compile it. Some programs need additional libraries, which also have to be compiled by you.

A note about Mplayer GUI: I don't use the GUI. I do everything with the Mplayer hotkeys. Also, I start it always from the shell. The GUI will be removed in the next release.

Currently there are no plans to add VLC to Plop Linux. Maybe, when I have a lot of time, then I will release a build script for people that want use VLC.

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fritual

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Re: VLC over Mplayer GUI
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2016, 20:15:28 PM »

A note about Mplayer GUI: I don't use the GUI. I do everything with the Mplayer hotkeys. Also, I start it always from the shell. The GUI will be removed in the next release.

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Elmar
Re: Live Plop Linux small & 'X'
Dear Elmar:
It sounds that MPlayer is the only OOTB  app to preview an audio/visual file and must be done on the CLI.

This is the error trapped using this command:
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[root@ploplinux ~]# mplayer
Illegal instruction
[root@ploplinux ~]#
Q: Does small version have a media player?
Therefore, please demo a 'HowTo' on attached audio file using small/X . . .
thx
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Re: VLC over Mplayer GUI
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2016, 20:48:53 PM »
Q: Does small version have a media player?

no, but you can build your own small version and add a player.


This is the error trapped using this command:
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[root@ploplinux ~]# mplayer
Illegal instruction
[root@ploplinux ~]#

This error comes on i386, i486 and some i586 machines, because of a wrong flag during compilation. It is fixed in the upcoming release.

When the Mplayer works then just run: mplayer tada.wav
For mp3 you can also use mp3blaster.


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Re: VLC over Mplayer GUI
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2016, 19:06:48 PM »
Mplayer is fixed and has a working GUI in the upcoming version 4.3.2 and in the nightly build.

Download see https://www.plop.at/en/ploplinux/upcoming/index.html

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