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Old 09-12-2005, 02:24 PM   #1
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gnome media player (with codecs)


I'm looking for a new media player for gnome, since the "TOTEM" that came with Kernel hasn't got any codec and got no real link to add plugins/codecs to so it can't play 99% of *.avi/



Any suggestion? the program should be x86_64 (Fedora FC4)
 
Old 09-12-2005, 05:35 PM   #2
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mplayer, xmms, xine
 
Old 09-12-2005, 05:42 PM   #3
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I agree with boseeicht and recommend mplayer.
 
Old 09-12-2005, 10:37 PM   #4
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are there x86_64 versions?


EDIT : can you tell me please which version do I need to DL from here?
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/dload.html

I got Fedora FC4, X86_64.





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Old 09-12-2005, 11:56 PM   #5
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Just setup dag wieer's repository in your yum.conf and get it through yum. You might also want to get the win32codecs package either from the mplayer site or by finding an RPM packaged for fedora for it.
 
Old 09-13-2005, 06:32 AM   #6
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Just setup dag wieer's repository in your yum.conf
how do I do that?


and also... any suggested download from the above post?
 
Old 09-13-2005, 10:07 AM   #7
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I'm going to disagree with the masses here, and recommend GXine http://xinehq.de/.

I don't know if MPlayer can support DVD menu's yet, but it never has for me in the past. I tried Xine and it's interface is horrendous, so GXine tends to be the better under GNOME.

I don't know if it has a 64bit version, but you can always give 2 or 3 players a try and decide which suits you best.

Also, don't forget :

gstreamer0.8-plugins
gstreamer0.8-lame
gstreamer0.8-ffmpeg
w32codecs
libdivx4linux
libdvdcss2 (This breaks DMCA if you're in America and is dodgy in most of Europe too)
lame
sox
ffmpeg
mjpegtools
vorbis-tools

That's what I have installed, but also remember the win32codecs if you need them!
 
Old 09-13-2005, 05:52 PM   #8
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Dag http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/apt/

Also have a look at http://rpm.livna.org/
 
Old 09-14-2005, 09:17 AM   #9
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I'm going to disagree with the masses here, and recommend GXine http://xinehq.de/.

I don't know if MPlayer can support DVD menu's yet, but it never has for me in the past. I tried Xine and it's interface is horrendous, so GXine tends to be the better under GNOME.

I don't know if it has a 64bit version, but you can always give 2 or 3 players a try and decide which suits you best.

Also, don't forget :

gstreamer0.8-plugins
gstreamer0.8-lame
gstreamer0.8-ffmpeg
w32codecs
libdivx4linux
libdvdcss2 (This breaks DMCA if you're in America and is dodgy in most of Europe too)
lame
sox
ffmpeg
mjpegtools
vorbis-tools

That's what I have installed, but also remember the win32codecs if you need them!
it says I need lots of stuff for this A.K.A I need to install many things just to install xine .... have you got a pacakge which is with all those stuff? cause I got no energy to look for 30 diffrent RPMS
 
Old 09-14-2005, 11:14 AM   #10
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Ah, that's why RPM's suck a little - Ubuntu is simply case of typing "sudo apt-get install <packagename>" as long as they are in the repo's.

However, I've just had a read through of this site for you, and it looks to be just what you want!

http://home.gagme.com/greg/linux/fc4-tips.php

Just make sure you have access to the repo's mentioned at the top of the page and it's (almost) as simple as tying "yum install <packagename>

I think you'll be laughing quite soon!
 
Old 09-14-2005, 07:16 PM   #11
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Ubuntu has apt-get to resolve dependencies on DEB packages.
Fedora has yum to resolve depdencies on RPM packages. Other RPM based systems (Mandriva, Suse etc.) have other systems which do the same thing.

You're comparing apples to oranges by saying 'RPM's suck' compared to apt-get - they're not even the same thing.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 04:54 AM   #12
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Originally posted by tkedwards
Ubuntu has apt-get to resolve dependencies on DEB packages.
Fedora has yum to resolve depdencies on RPM packages. Other RPM based systems (Mandriva, Suse etc.) have other systems which do the same thing.

You're comparing apples to oranges by saying 'RPM's suck' compared to apt-get - they're not even the same thing.
I agree with you there. Its a common arguement from the Debian camp but they forget that apt-get also works with rpms and even slack packages.
 
Old 09-16-2005, 07:22 PM   #13
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I havn't solved it suggestions maybe>?
 
Old 09-17-2005, 02:16 PM   #14
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Sorry about that, I wasn't rpm bashing, I've just had a lot of problems with dependencies in the past - I've only been using Ubuntu for 2 weeks, and I used Fedora Core for almost a year before that, but I started gettting too frustrated.

My apologies.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 08:11 PM   #15
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I've only been using Ubuntu for 2 weeks, and I used Fedora Core for almost a year before that, but I started gettting too frustrated.
If you had dependency problems its not a fault of RPM but its probably that you don't have enough repositories setup or you're using packages built for another distro or another version of your distro. I've been surprised at how few packages there are for Fedora in repositories - Ubuntu/Debian, Mandrake (incl. PLF and Contrib) and probably even Suse seem to have far more than Fedora, even after you've setup extras and dag.
 
  


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