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Old 09-15-2003, 02:35 PM   #1
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How to hear or see audio/video files from internet?


Hi everybody,

I am using RedHat 9 and browsing www.bbcnews.com site. when I click hear Audio icon or see video icon, then Linux is asking me application to open with, but I could not point out which application and what is its path, beacuse it shows all the directory list. I am new to Linux, I used to do same thing in WinXP easily just Install RealOne player and it handle all.
How can I do same thing in Linux?
 
Old 09-15-2003, 03:10 PM   #2
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you can install real player for unix/linux:

http://forms.real.com/real/player/unix/unix.html
 
Old 09-15-2003, 03:22 PM   #3
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also,

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/

http://mplayerplug-in.sourceforge.net/

good luck...


ps: usually programs like players and stuff are in the /usr/bin/ directory... so if a program like nautilus would ask you what you wanted to use to open a video you got from http://www.deepfog.net/ibm/prodigy90_med.mpg you could tell it /usr/bin/mplayer if you have mplayer installed... you could also tell it to always use mplayer to open those types of files... i don't think realplayer places itself in that directory, but it should start playing automatically from the browser anyways...
 
Old 09-23-2003, 01:29 PM   #4
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Thanks everybody for the help... but still I cannot do it.. I have downloaded the file.... But I don't know how to install.. I tried my best.. but could not manage to run any ..real nor media player.....

Thanks.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 01:36 PM   #5
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for the mplayerplug-in you should download the source, unzip the file, cd into the resulting directory, type 'make', and then copy the resulting mplayerplug-in.so to mozilla's plugin directory.

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Old 09-23-2003, 01:47 PM   #6
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let us know how much experience do you have installing rpms on linux... or compiling source code for that matter...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hlight=mplayer

http://www.redhat.com/docs/books/max-rpm/
 
Old 09-23-2003, 04:38 PM   #7
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Are you using Mandrake? if so, you can avoid what everyone said and do it in one easy shot.

If you are using Mandrake, go to your COntrol Center --> Software --> Add RPM SOftware.

Type in MPlayer and Mandrake will tell you to insert the CD that you installed Mandrake with and BAM - that's it. YOu are Mplayer set (however, you need to type 'gmplayer' for the graphical mplayer).

If this works, let me know and I'll tell you how to get the plug-in so that your browser will know how to open video/audio files.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 05:00 PM   #8
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AskMe is using red hat 9...

it would be a good idea to install mandrake 9.1 (9.2 will be completely ready very soon) so you could install mplayer and anything else you want with just a few mouse clicks (rpmdrake) or just a few keystrokes (urpmi)... without having to put up with all the fuss that more technical users actually enjoy.

here's a screenshot of rpmdrake (it's in french or something):

http://www.edulinux.org/capture/capture20.png


http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/
http://www.linux-mandrake.com/cooker/urpmi.html
 
Old 09-24-2003, 03:47 AM   #9
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mplayer plug-in questions (seems like the perfect thread)
I've got a few!

1. Is the plug-in forward compatible? Sorry, if this is a Dumb question. For example, if mplayerplug-in says, "Version 0.90 of mplayer is required," does that mean Version 0.90 only or Version 0.90 as the floor, moving up and through Version 1.0.

2. What if I had compiled Mozilla and placed it in a directory of my choosing? Can I use the RPM version of the mplayer plug-in, or do I have to build my own from source (tarball)?

3. If I did have to use a tarball, how would I tell the plug-in where to find Mozilla's location? Would I have to tell the plug-in or would it find it on its own?
 
Old 09-24-2003, 09:22 AM   #10
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#3 is an easy one. When you build the plugin it does not install itself. You manually copy the resulting plugin to mozilla's plugin directory.

#2 Your two options I would think, would be to either take the rpm apart (rpm2cpio | cpio) and place the files where they need be or to build from source. but I'm not rpm guru I could be wrong.

as for #1 ... no idea.
 
  


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