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OscarTalks

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Apr 2014, 14:07    Post subject:  MPlayer - With GUI
Subject description: Also gnome-mplayer 1.0.9
 

I compiled recent MPlayer snapshots in various Puppies.
Just experimenting really. To switch to the new GUI you just use Menu>Setup>Default Applications Chooser and switch your default mediaplayer to "gmplayer". There are dozens of other GUI skins which you can install from the mplayerhq.hu website if you want to change the look of it. The latest release of MPlayer is actually rather old. These snapshot builds are much more recent and seem fine. They are larger than the ones found natively in some Puppy .isos because they have recent ffmpeg statically compiled into them but this gives additional functionality such as some more recent codecs.
Strictly for testing only:-
http://smokey01.com/OscarTalks
or
https://copy.com/CBR8ekraYwrH

Gnome-MPlayer provides an alternative front-end (GUI) for MPlayer if you prefer it. Users should understand that it depends on MPlayer and is not a complete player in its own right. The homepage of Gnome-Mplayer is a little confusing, particularly in terms of versions to download. The latest is 1.0.9 which is more recent than 1.0.9b and I have compiled this in various Pups
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PostPosted: Wed 07 May 2014, 13:16    Post subject:  

Clicked the link.

Got this (Browser = Seamonkey 2.19 in L.A.S.S.I.E. Precise):
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PostPosted: Wed 07 May 2014, 14:14    Post subject:  

Hmm, that's not very satisfactory is it? This copy.com gives lots of storage space but it is no use if people have difficulty accessing it. I notice that the download page just looks blank in SlimBoat browser too.

Anyway, I have uploaded those two .pets to
http://smokey01.com/OscarTalks
at least for now.
They were really just experimental builds as I said. I suspect I overlooked something which could have made them smaller, but I have been testing them and they seem to work fine on all the media files I have tried. Alternative GUI skins can be downloaded from the MPlayer website and easily installed.

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PostPosted: Wed 07 May 2014, 14:22    Post subject:  

Oscar,

I was able to download them, yesterday. I guess the question I have is about the codecs being used. It looks like they have a create/modify date of 2005 where I have used mplayer versions with 2007 codecs.

I note, the 2011 "updates" read with the 2005 modify date, as well. Just curious if you have any insight to this.

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PostPosted: Wed 07 May 2014, 17:26    Post subject:  

Hi Slavvo,

I don't know why they have such an old date on them. All I can tell you is that they are not part of the build as such when you compile MPlayer. The codecs are in a package which you download separately from the website and extract into their location so that is how they were when I got them.

According to the documentation they are only used for a couple of very rare formats anyway, so really nowadays most people never need them and they are strictly optional.
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PostPosted: Wed 07 May 2014, 17:57    Post subject:  

if anyone is interested, there is an mplayer patch floating around that I put together for using gtk1

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=633238#633238

Its not as pretty but it cuts about 10Mb of RAM usage

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PostPosted: Wed 07 May 2014, 19:22    Post subject:  

Hi @OscarTalks and thanks for the update. I hope to test soon.

Few questions
  • How do add additional skins?
  • How to change/alternate between them?
  • Should this operate without issue in Slacko57 or any of the 32bit distros?
Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Wed 07 May 2014, 20:46    Post subject:  

You download the skin from the website at http://mplayerhq.hu and unpack it into /usr/share/mplayer/skins

Most GUI's have a button which brings up the skin browser so you can change skins, otherwise you can do it manually by going into that directory and changing the symlink named "default" to point to the skin that you want.

I haven't tested these ones in Slacko. Take precautions if you are going to do so, but often stuff that is compiled in Wary will run in lots of Puppies including Slacko. Obviously the ideal thing to do for Slacko would be to compile it in Slacko, but I don't want to get too carried away as I am not sure yet if my configure options are all as they should be. I'm just tinkering and experimenting and trying to learn all this stuff.
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Mar 2015, 05:51    Post subject: Mplayers for wary and wheezy  

Mplayers for wary and wheezy here fail to install tahrpup Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Aug 2015, 12:12    Post subject:  

Yesterday I compiled the svn checkout (37444) of MPlayer with GUI in Slacko 5.7 and it built OK and seems to run OK. The only thing I added was static libopus because this format is becoming increasingly popular. I tested an opus audio web stream and it played perfectly.

The mplayer binary is considerably larger than the original one in the Slacko distro. The build process downloads a snapshot of ffmpeg (which is presumably some recent branch and version) and links it all in statically hence the size, but this does give extra functionality. It seems to be playing h265 videos quite well for example. Installing this mplayer binary in /usr/bin overwrites the original so the gnome-mplayer front end will also use it, but if you did want to revert back you may need to check that the file uninstalls properly.

Download link in first post.

EDIT:- I have now compiled the same version in TahrPup and uploaded it. I have not tested it much but maybe it is OK. Proceed with the usual caution, give it a whirl and report any findings.
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jan 2016, 14:52    Post subject: Diabolo 412 Mplayer GUI  

Diabolo 412 Mplayer GUI here below
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