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Old 08-29-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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Lightbulb MP3 / WAV Player for Linux


I have RHEL and want to install a music player. So, I installed crossover, which can install exe programs on Linux, but when I tried to install vlc player through it, crossover gave an erro: Trial period expired. I am wondering why it happened because I downloaded it just two or three days ago and had never installed it on my system before.

Well, I want a player which can play MP3 and WAV files so that I can listen to music while doing my practice on Linux. Without music learning seems to be boring to me. Music is my only friend I have got.


Well, it would be better if I would watch videos too. I have got video tutorial of Linux and I want to watch and do simultaneously and for that matter I need a player just like vlc.


Any ideas?
 
Old 08-29-2009, 04:52 PM   #2
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Why are you trying to install the .exe vlc? Follow the advice here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-redhat.html

There are many, many more that will do the job as well. See here for a list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor..._media_players

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Old 08-29-2009, 08:21 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help! I am downloading songbird from http://getsongbird.com/download/ and will try it today in the day when I go to my room. I have no active internet connection on my PC otherwise I could "yum install" from videolan.

Thanks again for the link to the wiki!
 
Old 08-30-2009, 12:44 AM   #4
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The vlc seems to be sorted by now, nonetheless I'll comment on a couple of things.

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I have RHEL and want to install a music player. So, I installed crossover, which can install exe programs on Linux,
Crossover is a fork of wine (winehq.org), and can run *some* exe files in linux, but as a thumb rule always assume that Windows based programs will not work in Linux. You might be able to run some of them, but Linux is not Windows.

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but when I tried to install vlc player through it, crossover gave an erro: Trial period expired. I am wondering why it happened because I downloaded it just two or three days ago and had never installed it on my system before.
Crossover is a commercial program. After an evaluation period you need to register to continue using it. I have no idea what the concrete issue at hand is but anyway.

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Well, I want a player which can play MP3 and WAV files so that I can listen to music while doing my practice on Linux. Without music learning seems to be boring to me.
There are *lots* of linux media players around. Just google for that and you will find plenty. More than likely the package manager of your distro can install a few dozens without even having to surf the net.

In linux you usually use your package manager to install the software, you don't go fishing programs around the internet to install them by hand. That's a big part of its robustness because all software come from trusted sources.
 
Old 08-30-2009, 02:12 PM   #5
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Thanks Guboj! I just read the info on wine which was suggested to me by one of my co-workers. However, I am not interested in installing any such destro. I will try Package Manager. But, well, I messed up with my system today unknowingly. I am going to post the problem in a new thread.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 08:43 PM   #6
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Well, I did two things:

First, I downloaded RealOne and it worked!

Second, I created an MP3 Media Player with Flash Pro and exported an SWF embeded it inside an HTML file, downloaded and installed flash-plugin for Firefox and enjoyed playing music!
 
  


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