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mplayer missing a codec?


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#1 mrfingerz

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 10:33 PM

Hello :)

 

I run an ubuntu distro and can use mplayer to stream youtube videos etc just by opening the location.

 

However, I installed arch recently and if I try to do that, it doesn't work, I assume I'm missing something, just wondered if anybody knew what it might be?

 

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 04:57 PM

What error are you getting?

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 09:46 PM

I'm not familiar with Arch Linux, but on their Wiki ( https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/codecs ) at the bottom there is a section titled "Tips and tricks" which mentions not being able to play some things in mplayer and recommends visiting this codec page ( http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html ) to obtain codecs for mplayer. On that page it says:


Our binary codec packages add support for codecs that are not yet implemented natively, like newer RealVideo variants and a lot of uncommon formats. Note that they are not necessary to play most common formats

 

Not sure what codec youtube uses these days.



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Posted 19 February 2015 - 10:59 PM

 

What error are you getting?

 

There was no relevant error messages, even when running from the terminal. Anyhoo, using smplayer instead 'solved' the issue, or just using mplayer from the command line  ;)


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