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#1 2007-11-17 11:19:02

mumpf
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Registered: 2006-09-05
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gmplayer errors like mplayer: could not connect to socket

Hi

gmplayer showed this output (command-line):
/usr/share/fonts/TTF/verdana.ttf doesn't look like a bitmap font description
Cannot load bitmap font: /usr/share/fonts/TTF/verdana.tt
I have "fixed" this error (allthough I have set the path in preferences, gmplayer couldn't find verdana.ttf):
According to this threadhttp://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=558538  and the mplayer documentation http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/fo … type-fontsI have created a symbolic link:

ln -sv /usr/share/fonts/TTF/verdana.ttf ~/.mplayer/subfont.ttf

However I'm stuck with these errors (I have added the system messages as well):

MPlayer 1.0rc2-4.2.2 (C) 2000-2007 MPlayer Team
CPU: AMD Athlon(TM) XP 1600+ (Family: 6, Model: 6, Stepping: 2)
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
115 audio & 237 video codecs
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Regards

mumpf

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#2 2007-11-17 20:50:24

kumico
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Re: gmplayer errors like mplayer: could not connect to socket

you most likely need to install lirc for your kernel ,, if you are using vanilla-arch .. `pacman -Ss lirc` should do the trick ,,
'g'mplayer is just a graphical front-end to mplayer ..

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#3 2007-11-20 15:55:50

mumpf
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Re: gmplayer errors like mplayer: could not connect to socket

kumico wrote:

pacman -Ss lirc` should do the trick ,,

Thanks kumicro

I installed lirc, but I still get the same message.


Regarding the ttf-fonts error, which reappeared ("usr/share/fonts/TTF/verdana.ttf doesn't look like a bitmap font description") I found this

"This error message is sometimes misleading, for example you will get it when you try to use truetype font, though everything will be ok in spite of this message. Also bitmap fonts are depricated already and their support may be discontinued soon in MPlayer."

Regards

mumpf

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#4 2007-11-20 16:07:04

byte
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Re: gmplayer errors like mplayer: could not connect to socket

Everyone gets those, so what? LIRC is purely optional, nothing to worry about.


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#5 2007-11-20 16:44:53

pressh
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Re: gmplayer errors like mplayer: could not connect to socket

about the font issue, either copy your ttf font to ~/.mplayer and rename it to subfont.ttf, or just remove subfont.ttf altogether from dir and install the bitstream-vera-sans font from the repo

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#6 2007-11-20 20:22:28

mumpf
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Re: gmplayer errors like mplayer: could not connect to socket

pressh wrote:

either copy your ttf font to ~/.mplayer and rename it to subfont.ttf

I tried that, but the message remained. Anyway these messages don't do any harm and running gmplayer from the xfce4 menue doesn't produce error-messages, so I can live with it. Thanks for the clarification byte.

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#7 2010-02-25 01:57:51

Csosa
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Re: gmplayer errors like mplayer: could not connect to socket

Sorry for opening an old thread, but I struggled with these errors for too long before finding an answer.

all you need to do to is to disable LIRC support by doing the following:

sudo vim /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf or gksu gedit /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf

And put in the line:

nolirc=yes

And that should sort it out.

http://blog.timc3.com/2009/02/10/mplayer-disable-lirc/

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#8 2012-07-07 16:02:48

angelfalls
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Re: gmplayer errors like mplayer: could not connect to socket

@Csosa: thanks, i confirm that.
put the line: nolirc=yes to /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf.
by default mplayer try to open lirc use a socket.

it takes me along time to fix this issue.

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#9 2012-07-08 11:01:25

Mr.Elendig
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Re: gmplayer errors like mplayer: could not connect to socket

necropost2.jpg
Don't necropost in an already necroposted thread please.

Also you should be editing the config in $HOME, not /etc.

Last edited by Mr.Elendig (2012-07-08 11:06:17)


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#10 2012-07-08 12:09:36

bernarcher
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Re: gmplayer errors like mplayer: could not connect to socket

Double super necro indeed.
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