Problems installing mplayer

John Greene bootson at
Sun Jul 3 16:51:18 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-07-03 at 13:51 +0200, Bob Hentges wrote:
> John Greene wrote:
> > On Sun, 2005-07-03 at 13:15 +0530, Manish Chakravarty wrote:
> > 
> >>Hello all,
> Hi there
> >>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?
> >  
> > 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
> > guide).
> Well, all I can say is that I installed mplayer, just the way I was told 
> at Nevertheless I am experiencing a strange bug. 
> Everything seems to work fine, but whatever I do, either the movie 
> window stays black, or it reproduces the background (supposedly xroot, 
> but I am not sure what background is used in nautilus).
> I really do not know what I am doing wrong, as the error log isn't 
> reporting anything useful either. If somebody got a clue, I really would 
> be glad to try something, even if the chance of success is limited, to 
> get the whole thing to a working point.
> Friendly
> -- 
> Bob Hentges a.k.a. maradong
> URL:

What kind of video are you trying to watch (mp4, quicktime, real, dvd,
etc.)?  Have you apt-get installed w32codecs?  If you have and are still
experiencing problems then I don't know what else to tell you :(  

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