I am starting with Raspberry pi 2 (Raspbian). I am trying to install mplayer with mplayer-gui.

I did:

sudo apt-get install mplayer mplayer-gui alsa-base alsa-utils pulseaudio mpg123

All packages install OK, but then this message appears:

seaudio mpg123
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'mplayer2' instead of 'mplayer'
E: Unable to locate package mplayer-gui

What am I doing wrong?

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I don't believe there is a package named mplayer-gui. There is a package named smplayer that gives a GUI to the mplayer program. Try apt-get install smplayer.

As a side note, I have not found any video player that could playback videos reliably except omxplayer which was built with the Pi's GPU in mind.

  • Thank you for your attention. I am a newbie and I get the tip from this link rasspberrypi.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/….
    – Luiz Alves
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 19:09
  • That was posted in 2012. It may have been packaged differently at that time. Does installing smplayer work for you? It is basically the equivalent.
    – NULL
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 19:12
  • Oh yes, I will try it. May you tell me what is the message "Note, selecting 'mplayer2' instead of 'mplayer'" in my question?
    – Luiz Alves
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 19:15
  • Is there a frontend gui app to omxplayer?
    – Luiz Alves
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 19:17
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    Google is your friend :-) There are frontends for it created in python and other languages like tboplayer but they are not available via apt-get AFAIK.
    – NULL
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 19:19

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