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I'm just trying to install a d@mn media player to see streaming video. Xine is aparrently too hard to install, so I'm trying MPlayer. I *think* I downloaded the proper file, but it is with a "bz2" extension. So do I now need to go search for ANOTHER application to be able to "bunzip" MPlayer or what?? I have to say that Linux is about the most frustrating thing in the entire world. I really WANT to like it, but it difficult so far...
Thanks. Guess I'll go on 2 hour search for the application that has one of 10 extensions in the hope that I already have the program needed to extract THOSE files. Hopefully I can have MPlayer installed by next week, then maybe I can start studying for my Rocket Science Final Exam....
you can do it manually in a terminal/shell ... just cd to the directory
then i think you type bzip2 xzvf [im not sure about the xzvf part.. i know thats for TAR... ] then the name of the zipped program or something.. but thats basically how you do it.. :-p ... type bzip2 --help
Thanks guys....I do have bzip2 installed (RH9.0). After all that, I downloaded apt-get and it is working beautifully...I STILL bet that I can't see streaming video though once it's done installing ....I just want to be able to click on video links on websites and view them. They are mostly .mov, .avi, and .mpg clips.
tenover... i have the same problem.. the linux browsers arent as loaded as IE for example.. they dont have all them plugins.. you need real player for one... quicktime is also good to have.. but i always end up having to DOWNLOAD the files then view them.. instead of being able to stream :-/ thers a thing called "the plugger 4.0" its a thing for plugins in mozilla.. so it can be as good as IE.. i havent gotten mine to work but im going to try now.. thats one reason i use windows... to use IE for those damn things that linux wont lemme do like streaming movies and stuff and viewing PDF online and like playing games :-/
>>I have to say that Linux is about the most frustrating thing in the entire world. I really WANT to like it, but it difficult so far...<<
Have to agree 100%. Another poster was kind enough to post a link to where you can download, but how are you supposed to know what these files are and how to decompress them? bunzip2 doesn't come standard, "apt-get install" won't work, I couldn't find the file with google. Linux developers don't get it.