MPlayer - The Movie Player Tutorial #7 - How to Keep Mplayer Codecs Updated
The Movie Player is an outstanding free media player which brings a powerful engine under a simple and modular interface. What is really astonishing about this great movie player is the comprehensive native codec support it comes with, making it even capable of playing HD movies. What you are about to learn today is how to keep MPlayer codec package updated.
As obvious as it may sound, I recommend you to have MPlayer installed and ready to go in order to correctly follow this tutorial. If you don't have it already, you can click on the “Download” button above to get the latest full version of this magnificent free movie player, the InstallIQTM manager will take care of the installation process.
So, first of all you need to get the latest codec package for MPlayer - The Movie Player from its official site by following this link if it doesn't work copy this url to the address box of your favorite browser: www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/windows-essential-20071007.zip
I used Mozilla Firefox for this example:
A popup window will ask you what to do with the file, select “Save File”
A new explorer-like window will open where you can browse your folders go to C:\Program Files\MPlayer 1.0rc2\codecs (if you are using a 64bit OS this should be C:\Program Files (x86)\MPlayer 1.0rc2\codecs)
Once the download is finished go to that folder using Windows Explorer and unzip the file using a compressed archive manager, I highly recommend that you use 7-Zip which you can download from this link.
Once you are finished this folder should look like this:
As you can see a new folder has been created with the same name of the zipped archive. You can now delete the .zip file if you want.
The changes will take full effect the next time you run MPlayer.
Keeping the codec package updated is vital if you want to be able to play all type of movies but specially those with not so common formats. If you want to give MPlayer a try just click the link below and start enjoying all your favorite movies, satisfaction guaranteed!!
» Version: 1.0rc2
» Download Size: 4 .8MB
» Tested Virus FREE
» Operating System (OS): Windows 7, Vista, XP and older OS's
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