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I need to get mEncoder and mPlayer up and running on a Windows 8.1 machine, but for some reason I am failing to understand something about the installation process, because software installation doesn't make sense to me on PCs for some reason. I suspect it's a linguistic/cultural barrier.

Am I supposed be using the Windows Command Line for this somehow, or some other command utility instead? Does it matter? I managed to download some sort of zip file, and even the program to unzip it, and then shoved the unzipped directory into Program Files, all through the GUI. I can now run mPlayer in the Windows command prompt if I point Windows to the specific directory with mplayer.exe plus the directory that contains the video (as described here: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Mplayer). But typing out both file paths all the time seems overly cumbersome and I cannot seem to determine how to run "./configure" mentioned in the README:

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/README

Help?

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(Anonymous)
Apr. 19th, 2016 11:01 pm (UTC)
MPlayer
The README file you posted is for linux, not Windows...

From the Wikipedia page:

Easiest way is to get the basic MPlayer package and codecs from the main MPlayer site (nothing with GUI in the name). Extract all the required files to a directory of your choosing. From there, right click on the video you'd like to watch, and choose 'Open with' and choose other. Browse for your new mplayer directory you created and check "Always use this program" to make it work via double-click.

(You've apparently done the first part. Try the right-click and choose the 'Open with' business.

It might work...

Love,
Dad
rebeccmeister
Apr. 20th, 2016 12:09 am (UTC)
Re: MPlayer
Thank you, Dad. That would work for watching a given video, but in reality overall I want to go back to a command-line process that uses mEncoder to downsample videos and potentially do a series of other things as well. So I'm interested in streamlining things so I don't have to type in the file path to mEncoder a bajillion times.
randomdreams
Apr. 20th, 2016 01:10 am (UTC)
Re: MPlayer
I hesitate to suggest this, but a virtual linux machine on which you do the mplayer work?
rebeccmeister
Apr. 21st, 2016 06:38 pm (UTC)
Re: MPlayer
I'm starting to play around some with Cygwin because it looks like I also need to learn how to write a script to extract images from the IP camera. As noted in a subsequent post, I *did* finally figure out how to set things in the Windows command line, but I'm not enamored with that, either. Ah well.

And also: road rash recovery is progressing nicely. I'll confess to the gross part here. Most of the scab stuff flaked off, but I wound up with a pretty big and crusty bit covering an area about the size of a dime that got obnoxious, so I peeled that off and got a new, smaller scab to form (with some tissue construction left undisturbed). New skin should be complete in the next day or three, methinks.
randomdreams
Apr. 22nd, 2016 01:13 am (UTC)
Re: MPlayer
Hooray for recovery!
I have both sympathy and empathy.
randomdreams
Apr. 20th, 2016 01:10 am (UTC)
ugh I can't help you with any of that coz I'm linux-only. I was wondering how your road rash recovery is progressing, though.
evaleastaristev
Apr. 20th, 2016 04:05 am (UTC)
I can help you, but it would probably have to be live. Let me read up on this and figure things out a bit, maybe tomorrow we can chat over Facebook and I can poke you into the right direction.

evaleastaristev
Apr. 20th, 2016 04:11 am (UTC)
In the mean time...maybe this video will help?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWc7LTqvPk8
rebeccmeister
Apr. 20th, 2016 04:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I will take a look! I'm probably going to spend a couple hours on this during the middle of the day today, but if I get stuck I'll reach out sometime in the early evening, if that works for you!
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