HOWTO install My Media System 1.1.0 (MMS) on Fedora9

My Media System (MMS) is a slim, easy and free Media Center for Linux. After a very long release candidate phase (RC1-9), is MMS 1.1.0 about raring to go. I’m personally running my MMS 1.1.0 on a Fedora8, what hasn’t been easy in the past, since the main focus seems to be on Debian, or Debian based systems like Ubuntu. I’ve been told recently, that there is also a binary package in the Mandriva repository. Well – didn’t know that.
Anyway – this HOWTO describes how you can install MMS 1.1.0 on a freshly installed and updated Fedora9 (32bit). As soon as Fedora10 is stable, I’ll report back about it, too. But first here’s my system, I’ve used for this article: Continue reading “HOWTO install My Media System 1.1.0 (MMS) on Fedora9”

Mplayer Fedora Compilation Problem

All of a sudden I couldn’t compile mplayer on my fedora8 box:

Linux moon #1 SMP Fri Oct 17 15:59:36 EDT 2008 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

I’ve tried to compile revision #27827, but it gave me after the make command always this (see below), no matter what I’ve tried.

collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

and a really big bunch of undefined references.

I’ve installed ffmpeg and x264, and compiled mplayer like this:

./configure --disable-libavutil_a --disable-libavcodec_a --disable-libavformat_a

Then it worked. Since I’m not an expert, I don’t know what exactly I have done. However it’s working now.