The mplayer that I installed from the repos does not have a default icon associated with it. Hence in the the alt-tab window or in the unity launcher, or any place which requires an icon, it is either empty or an icon with a question mark is shown. How do I assign an icon that will be associated with mplayer?
Someone already reported the bug to the ubuntu makers: Bug #857243: (oneiric) mplayer does not install .desktop file and does not have an icon.
To add an icon manually, create a file
Here the totem media player icon is used.
Correct mplayer icon
Then edit the
That's it. You downloaded the mplayer icon from wikipedia, converted it to
try using UMplayer its mplayer with a nice ui,or make a launcher and add a icon of your choice,right click on the desktop than make new launcher give it a name and a command,then click on the little icon and browse for a new icon of your liking,form there drag and drop it into the unity launcher and put the launcher that you made some were for safe keeping.