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problem installing Mplayer

 
san ch
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HI

iam trying to install mplayer to eun wmv and avseq files i have the rpm package and when run the installation command given which is :



rpm -Uvh mplayer-1.0pre6-1.i386.rpm


i have a message saying
warning: mplayer-1.0pre6-1.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 75aa026a
error: Failed dependencies:
libmp3lame.so.0 is needed by mplayer-1.0pre6-1


i think it says that it needs opera 6-1 which i dont have
should i install that before installing mplayer?

my linux version is linux ws release 3

thank you in advance
santosh
 
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You need LAME
 
Arthur Trauter
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Hi!

mplayer-1.0pre6-1.i386.rpm means
mplayer-1.0 pre 6-1 rpm. You dont need Opera

look here: http://packman.links2linux.de/?action=128
 
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Caveat: When you start installing audio-video software it's like pulling a loose thread on your sleeve. The dependencies explode into a rather large tree.

These days it's easier to install YUM and use it:

yum install mplayer

Yum will chase down the dependencies and make a list of them, then ask if it's OK to download and install all that slop. Say "yes" and it will.

If mplayer isn't available from the standard archives, update the yum repository list to go to the DAG repository. The Red Hat/Fedora crew are rather conservative when it comes to supplying apps which contain proprietary resources (especially MP3 playing capabilities), so their RPM repositories aren't always sufficient.
 
san ch
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Hi Tim

I have installed yum and tried this iam getting the following msg
yum install mplayer-1.0pre6-1.i386.rpm
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/yum", line 6, in ?
import yummain
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 23, in ?
import yum
ImportError: No module named yum
[root@shankar123 Santosh]# rpm -Uvh mplayer-1.0pre6-1.i386.rpm
warning: mplayer-1.0pre6-1.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 75aa026a
error: Failed dependencies:
libmp3lame.so.0 is needed by mplayer-1.0pre6-1


thank you for help
santosh
 
san ch
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Hey joe

can you tell me more about lame... i mean on the url u gave it says it is a mp3 decoder and stuff ...what iam looking at is a player where i can play .wmv files and .dat(viz avseq.dat like the vcd stuff)

can i play these formats ?
 
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Originally posted by san ch:
Hi Tim

I have installed yum and tried this iam getting the following msg

....
thank you for help
santosh


This is because the yum repositories you have configured don't include mplayer. I've had good results adding the Dag Wieers rpository to the list of places where yum goes to find RPMs. The instructions on how to set it up are are pretty good:
Start Here.
 
Henry Addo
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Hi
Try this command rpm -Uvh --force mplayer-1.0pre6-1.i386.rpm
It will sovle that problem.I had a similar problem.But this command
is used for upgrade.If u want to install mplayer then you have to use
this command rpm -ivh mplayer-1.0pre6-1.i386.rpm.
 
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