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I'm new to this forum, but i've been using linux for about 2 years at tafe (for networking) so i kind of (not really ) know my way around. What i'm trying to do is run dvd in linux on a small Hard drive. I got ogle to work in gui, but what i want to do is reinstall red hat 7.0 with the bare minimum of stuff to run dvd at the command line (i have a slow computer and don't want resources used by the gui)
so what do i need to install, and how do i only install command line linux from the red hat 7.0 installation???
Mplayer has support for DVD. You'll need to compile it yourself though (due to legal restrictions) and you'll probably need the SDL library and/or the libsvga library. Check it: http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/
actaully you can get redhat rpm's for it now, and it works SUPERBLY outside of X. i'd recommend just using the vesa video output, but you might want to try the fb output as well. i'm not sure about their respective optimization, i'd hazard a guess that fb is faster.
also you'll want to look at the mplayer docs for recommendations about decoding codecs to see which are fastest. for instance i can actaully watch small divx files on my p200, using the FFMpeg codecs, but not at all with the standard avifile codecs that are also used by Xine etc.. but then FFMpegs dvd codecs aren't as hot, so you should be prepared to play around a little bit.
I just learned that it is MUCH BETTER then anything else here, just make sure your gcc is not 2.96 either upgrade to 3.x.x or downgrade to 2.95, and sorry for my first reply I was a newbie to DVD scene until last night and I had no clue you can watch DVD's outside of X. IT IS POSSIBLE !!! Thanks to acid for showing me the bright path, he was the one who pointed out MPlayer, which I tried to compile previously without much luck, so I had given it a doubt, but I just learned if you do your homework first (which I failed to do in the case of MPlayer) - everything is going to be fine, and read, read, and read the documentation!!!
P.S. Almost forgot http://mplayerhq.hu/homepage