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Compiler MPlayer

Introduction

MPlayer is a media player which is IMHO a little lighter than Xine or VLC. It's a very active project.

Dependencies

apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev x-dev libxv-dev subversion

if you want to use the OpenGL output you also have to install this :

aptitude install libgl1-mesa-dev

Getting the sources

svn checkout svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer/trunk mplayer

Compiling

cd mplayer
./configure --enable-gui
make

Installing

su
make install

Configuring the skin

cd /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/
wget http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/skins/Blue-1.7.tar.bz2
tar xvjf Blue-1.7.tar.bz2
rm Blue-1.7.tar.bz2
ln -s Blue default

Configuring the font

cd /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/
ln -s /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSans.ttf subfont.ttf

First use

gmplayer




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