Problems installing mplayer

John Greene bootson at
Sun Jul 3 08:11:18 UTC 2005

Have you tried following the Ubuntu guide ?  If
not, try it as it shows explicitly how to get mplayer working (check
your sources.list to make sure you have the right repos listed from the

On Sun, 2005-07-03 at 13:15 +0530, Manish Chakravarty wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have been a fan of Mplayer for a long time now.
> However, i am facing problems installing mplayer in Ubuntu.
> Whenever i select the package mplayer-custom in synapitc, it gives me
> the following errors:
> mplayer-custom:
>  Depends: libavcodec2 but it is not going to be installed
>  Depends: libpostproc0 but it is not going to be installed
>  Depends: libxvidcore4 but it is not going to be installed
> It also says"you are going to install software that can't be
> autheticated". 
> How do i install mplayer then?
> Is it ok to download and compile the source myself? (Will it break
> something?)
> Please help
> Manish Chakravarty
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