View Full Version : Divx Player for FC3 64bit
19th January 2005, 05:07 PM
I have been running FC 64bit for about a week and I have had very few problems with it, Gnome-panels disappearing, ATI not supported and some other minor stuff, but the thing that is really driving me nuts is trying to play an AVI, DiVX of any other video file. I have tried Xine, Mplayer and they all give me errors or unknown errors.
Are there any Video Players that will play DiVX or AVI video formats?
19th January 2005, 05:14 PM
What kind of errors are you getting? I use mostly mplayer on my AMD64 system. There was a recent default change in mplayer; you may need to specify the option "-vo xv":
mplayer -vo xv some.avi
If that doesn't resolve your problem, post the details on the errors you are seeing and the version of player software you are using.
19th January 2005, 06:11 PM
I re-installed MPlayer, ran it from a terminal window with the -vo xz options and I get > prompt and nothing else. No error message and no video playing. Tried with a coupl of different videos and as root, same result.
19th January 2005, 08:58 PM
Ok, how are you installing mplayer? I use the FreshRPMs (http://heidelberg.freshrpms.net/rpm.html?id=905) package (installed via yum), and have no problems. You can issue the command:
rpm -qi mplayer | grep Vendor
To find out whose package you are using.
Since you are getting a prompt (which mplayer doesn't do), make sure you aren't executing an alias or another version of the program:
The command "which mplayer" should return "/usr/bin/mplayer".
19th January 2005, 11:22 PM
i've occasionally had some issues with the prebuilt rpms for mplayer from a few of the different repositories. so i have since returned to compiling it from the sourcecode. if you want to be able to easily uninstall it at a later date, checkinstall can make an rpm package for you to install after you do ./configure && make. (and since you're compiling the program, you can enable/disable any options you desire. i.e. - mencoder, what sound daemons you like to use, and a whole list of other things that the prebuilts may/may not have enabled)
19th January 2005, 11:23 PM
Rebuilding the xine source rpms from rpm.livna.org for target arch x86_64 worked for me. I used the fedora pre-extras for x86_64 to satisfy build dependencies. The pre-extra's can be found at http://fedoraproject.org/pre-extras/3/ and of course the livna SRPMS are at: http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/3/i386/
20th January 2005, 01:33 AM
Thanks for the help.
I ran Yum and installed totem-xine and that is playing everything I need.
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