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Title: [solved] Mplayer won't properly install
Post by: MarkGrieveson on August 08, 2012, 10:51:08 am
Hello.  I'm using stable, and have the packages, extra, and patches repositories enabled.  I am trying to install Mplayer, but it won't do it, telling me "MPlayer: Depends: dirac >= 1.0.2-i586-2vl70".  I checked, and I have dirac 1.0.2-i586-1vl70 installed, which is listed as the latest available version.
Title: Re: Mplayer won't properly install
Post by: MarkGrieveson on August 09, 2012, 03:43:20 pm
I just did a fresh install of Vector 7.0, with a subsequent upgrade (everything stable), and Mplayer did install (version 20101119-i586-1vl70).  However, it won't run.  It states,
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mark:$ mplayer
mplayer: error while loading shared libraries: libvpx.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Title: Re: Mplayer won't properly install
Post by: hata_ph on August 09, 2012, 05:40:01 pm
MPlayer come per-install in VL7 STD...may i know why you want to reinstall it again? Are you trying to upgrade it?
I have MPlayer-20101119-i586-1vl70 installed.
Title: Re: Mplayer won't properly install
Post by: MarkGrieveson on August 10, 2012, 03:46:27 am
MPlayer come per-install in VL7 STD...may i know why you want to reinstall it again? Are you trying to upgrade it?
I have MPlayer-20101119-i586-1vl70 installed.

Thanks for your questions.  I am not looking to reinstall mplayer.  I am not looking to upgrade mplayer.  I simply want mplayer to work (currently it is not).  I have mplayer version 20101119-i586-1vl70 installed from a fresh install of VL-70 (following an update with stable sources).  When I try to run it, I get the following feedback:

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mark:$ mplayer
mplayer: error while loading shared libraries: libvpx.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
vector:/~

Again, I am neither looking to reinstall nor upgrade mplayer.  I simply want mplayer to work.  If there's any other questions, feel free to ask.
Title: Re: Mplayer won't properly install
Post by: uelsk8s on August 10, 2012, 06:53:42 am
do you have any libvpx pkg installed?
Title: Re: Mplayer won't properly install
Post by: MarkGrieveson on August 10, 2012, 02:51:03 pm
do you have any libvpx pkg installed?


Yes, I have libvpx version 1.1.0-i586-1vl70 installed.
Title: Re: Mplayer won't properly install
Post by: sledgehammer on August 11, 2012, 10:16:12 am
I don't think I use mplayer.  I play mp3s with alsaplayer.  However I just tried to play an mp3 with mplayer and I also get the following error:

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/usr/bin/mplayer: error while loading shared libraries: libvpx.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Title: Re: Mplayer won't properly install
Post by: vincent2 on September 02, 2012, 03:14:16 am
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$ mplayer
mplayer: error while loading shared libraries: libvpx.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or director

here i encontered same issue with mplayer after upgrading......then i downgrading ....
many times i tested, mplayer still doesn't work....
IT MUST BE SOME THING WRONG WITH libvpx package on th repo.

WHILE RUNING MPLAYER/UMPLAYER UNDER 64BIT VL7, IT WORKS
HOPE VECTOR TEAM DEVELOPPER WILL OFFER FIX PKG OVER THE SUNDAY AT LEAST!
Title: Re: Mplayer won't properly install
Post by: vincent2 on September 02, 2012, 03:51:58 am
now i refered to following post

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http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=16718.msg93130#msg93130

add link under:

root:# ln -s /usr/lib/libvpx.so /usr/lib/libvpx.so.0
root:# ln -s /usr/lib/libx264.so /usr/lib/libx264.so.107

now mplayer works fine
Title: Re: Mplayer won't properly install
Post by: MarkGrieveson on September 02, 2012, 08:05:57 am
I still can't install the latest mplayer.  I currently have mplayer 1.1-i586-1vl70 installed, but when I try to upgrade it to 20101119-i586-1vl70 I get the error that I wrote of in the first post (that being that the dependency on dirac is not satisfied).  The older mplayer has some problems when running:

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mark:$ mplayer
MPlayer 1.1-4.5.2 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team
This codecs.conf is too old and incompatible with this MPlayer release! at line 6

In checking PACKAGES.TXT (http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/packages/PACKAGES.TXT) for the repository, mplayer 20101119-i586-1vl70 calls for "dirac >= 1.0.2-i586-2vl70" and yet this doesn't exist with the packages.

later edit:  the version I have installed is from the untested repository from a helpful post (http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=16670.msg92972#msg92972) by uelsk8s.  It does allow umplayer to work, which is good.  [digress]However, other things still aren't working for me (like getting tovid to work) which may or may not have anything to do with mplayer.[/digress]
Title: Re: Mplayer won't properly install
Post by: MarkGrieveson on September 09, 2012, 04:48:06 pm
now i refered to following post

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http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=16718.msg93130#msg93130

add link under:

root:# ln -s /usr/lib/libvpx.so /usr/lib/libvpx.so.0
root:# ln -s /usr/lib/libx264.so /usr/lib/libx264.so.107

now mplayer works fine


Thanks.  That (creating a soft link to a lib file named but without the final numerical digit) helped not only with Mplayer, but a bunch of other programs as well.