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Gxine media player barely functions in 3.01
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Bruce B

Joined: 18 May 2005
Posts: 11488
Location: The Peoples Republic of California

PostPosted: Mon 19 Nov 2007, 03:07    Post subject: Re: Gxine media player
Subject description: try 2.17.1
 

oiboy wrote:
If this player doesn't function well, I'm wondering why its in this puppy which people rave about being so easy.


An upgrade we've discovered buggy.

oiboy wrote:
I thought this puppy distro was supposed to be easy for beginners to grasp. All the above solutions are for advanced class. The best solution seems to be : use vers 2.17.1


You're pretty bright, 2 to 3 indicates a major release. It's often smoother to stay with an earlier version and read what reoccurring problems people are having with a new release, before moving.

On the upside Puppy is easy to install if you want to go to 2.17.1

oiboy wrote:
I'm trying to make a cd of vers 2.17.1 but the burniso2cd burner doesn't recognize the downloaded .iso file in the downloads folder. Now I have another problem. Figure out whats wrong for the next 2 hours or solve it by burning the CD in WinXP in 2 minutes.


People are here to help, if you're still with us, let me know and I'll show you a great way to burn .iso files in Puppy fast and reliably and work through any bugs you have in the process.
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raffy

Joined: 25 May 2005
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Location: Manila

PostPosted: Mon 19 Nov 2007, 04:33    Post subject: fun time  

Am sure you'll have fun in no time with 2.17.1.

Am still using version 2.13R and enjoy videos available in the Net.

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Béèm


Joined: 21 Nov 2006
Posts: 11775
Location: Brussels IBM Thinkpad R40, 256MB, 20GB, WiFi ipw2100. Frugal Lin'N'Win

PostPosted: Wed 21 Nov 2007, 18:58    Post subject:  

Artie wrote:
I am also using 3.01 NOP. I would advice you to try VLC. Just install the .pup from http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=14935
It plays everything I throw at it with no extra stuff needed. The only thing I wish I knew was how to have it open automatically from Opera. Right now I download files or copy over URLs.

Artie
Thanks Artie,
Very nice and versatile.
Found some radio streams on the net.
For TV over internet in Windows, I had to install VLC also.
That's what I like. The same app's in more then one OS environment.

Just one thing is missing: A facility to make a video/audio/radio library, so you classify tittles by album/singer etc....

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Béèm


Joined: 21 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Wed 21 Nov 2007, 19:25    Post subject:  

Béèm wrote:
Artie wrote:
I am also using 3.01 NOP. I would advice you to try VLC. Just install the .pup from http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=14935
It plays everything I throw at it with no extra stuff needed. The only thing I wish I knew was how to have it open automatically from Opera. Right now I download files or copy over URLs.

Artie
Thanks Artie,
Very nice and versatile.
Found some radio streams on the net.
For TV over internet in Windows, I had to install VLC also.
That's what I like. The same app's in more then one OS environment.

Just one thing is missing: A facility to make a video/audio/radio library, so you classify tittles by album/singer etc....
I spoke a little bit too soon.
By the manage function of the play list things can be done.
I have to explore more.

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PaulBx1

Joined: 16 Jun 2006
Posts: 2307
Location: Wyoming, USA

PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov 2007, 22:36    Post subject:  

Yeah, I recall reading in the bug report threads that a lot of people said gxine stopped working.

Puppy has very short development cycles which means it is not as polished as the larger distros. And Barry tests on the hardware he has, which ain't much. Most of us compensate by camping on a release that works for us on our hardware for the things we use a lot. We might try an upgrade, and if everything still works we move up, but if something breaks we don't. I'm sitting at 2.16.1 at the moment.

Keep in mind, nobody gets paid for Puppy development. It can't possibly be as reliable as, say, Vista. Wink
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metal1


Joined: 24 Nov 2007
Posts: 22
Location: St Louis, Mo USA

PostPosted: Sat 24 Nov 2007, 15:09    Post subject:  Xine new
Subject description: Install Problems
 

Hi all,
I'm trying to install the new Xine through the Pet Manager but once installed, says it needs the xine lib and quite a few other files. Have no idea how to install the new 1.1.8 lib package I downloaded. Maybe I'll try VLC, see if that works. I installed the Xine UI 0.99.5. This is frustrating! Thanks,
metal1
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Bruce B

Joined: 18 May 2005
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PostPosted: Sat 24 Nov 2007, 15:47    Post subject: Re: Xine new
Subject description: Install Problems
 

metal1 wrote:
Hi all,
I'm trying to install the new Xine through the Pet Manager but once installed, says it needs the xine lib and quite a few other files. Have no idea how to install the new 1.1.8 lib package I downloaded. Maybe I'll try VLC, see if that works. I installed the Xine UI 0.99.5. This is frustrating! Thanks,
metal1


Welcome!


As this is your first post, I don't know how much you've been following.

I'm using 2.17 and have no complaints with Gxine.

Users of 3.xx have some specific and repeated complaints with same Gxine name, but it is a different and newer release.

I'm sure Barry is aware of the complaints, but I don't know what his plans are.

It seems to me if Gxine working right is a significant consideration to the user, that one should do one of the following:

a) go back to the last know version of Puppy when it didn't have this series of complaints

b) install the earlier version of Gxine in 3.xxx

c) wait and see if its fixed in 3.02

d) troubleshoot it and fix it. publish the results, meaning how you fixed it.

What do you all think?
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metal1


Joined: 24 Nov 2007
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Location: St Louis, Mo USA

PostPosted: Sun 25 Nov 2007, 01:27    Post subject:  New Gxine
Subject description: Problems
 

I uninstalled the new player, the old one works ok. I just saw the new versions on the author's website and they were much nicer. I'll just wait till things work as far as the install goes. Thanks to all, this is my first venture into Linux, I kinda like it. Smile
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rajeshh

Joined: 01 Jul 2007
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Nov 2007, 03:14    Post subject:  

For me running gxine from the desktop icon logs an error in /tmp/gxineerror.log saying:

gxine: error while loading shared libraries: libmozjs.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

and this.so is in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

running gxine from shell at least starts it. I haven't gone further than that.
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Centennial Puppy

Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 3
Location: America

PostPosted: Sun 25 Nov 2007, 22:51    Post subject:  

I stopped using gxine once I installed VLC. Used to use VLC before replacing Windows - VLC is so dependable at not crashing or freezing. I do not know how to make VLC my default player, but I launch VLC and drag the file from ROX and drop it onto VLC to use. Easy enough.
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wingruntled

Joined: 20 Feb 2007
Posts: 287
Location: Great Lakes

PostPosted: Sun 25 Nov 2007, 23:23    Post subject:  

I was having nothing but problems with Gxine freezing up in 3.01 so I downloaded the version from Puppy 2.17 from http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/pet_packages-2/
And installed it. Gxine ver: 0.5.9 from 2.17 works great in 3.01.
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richhard

Joined: 22 Jul 2007
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Dec 2007, 22:23    Post subject:  

Hi wingruntled,
I would like also to give a try to Gxine 0.5.9,
I installed it, but still 0.5.11 is starting up Confused
This is the original: it does not appear in the packet manager!
BUT: how to arrange this, how deinstall the 0.5.11?
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wingruntled

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PostPosted: Fri 07 Dec 2007, 23:40    Post subject:  

Hi, richhard
The older gxine pet package installs to a different location so the Play icon on the desktop and the Gxine in the menu still loads the newer version. The older version is installed to /usr/local/bin . What I did was navigate to that directory and drug that gxine to the desktop to start the older version. there is one bug when playing DVD's full screen. You have to maximize the windows before you can chose the "full screen" option in gxine or the program will lockup, but I think Puppy 2.17 had the same problem.
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richhard

Joined: 22 Jul 2007
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Dec 2007, 04:27    Post subject:  

Hi wingruntled,
I tried so, but was not able to start the old version: it is starting,
visible in the task-manager, but nowhere else.
AND: now the new version is not working also, hopefully will work
after reboot.

Remark: if you choose full-screen before play DVD, it works, but
if you touch anything else, it freezes!! (with v 0.5.11)

Is there no chance to get a Gxine version installed, which is really
flawless working??
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