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Old 02-24-2005, 12:50 AM   #1
prateek pandey
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how to see movies in linux


i find it cumbersome to see movies in linux coz "to download xyne is not only to download an integrated package but a some libs,some codecs,some skins," etc. then typing the commands and then the probability of working is less. please suggest the clear and simple approach to do all that.plz plz plz RedHat 10(Fedora core)

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Old 02-24-2005, 12:59 AM   #2
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little more info needed. what distro are you using, and are you sure you don't already have xine and totem and a few others installed?
mplayer is an excellent choice also....but we need a little more info to help you out...
 
Old 02-24-2005, 03:26 AM   #3
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Installing these packages doesn't have to be tedious. You can install them using YUM or APT/Synaptic and all dependencies are automatically resolved. Freshrpms and Fedora Extras are good repositories to use with APT or YUM.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 03:36 AM   #4
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Well, didn't that throw me off the track. Using Red Hat 10.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 04:06 AM   #5
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Just use mplayer. That one will work alone but if you want you can choose to install a skin, compile it for gui and then you don't need the console (but we all love the console, right?). If you want subtitles and so on install a font (just unpacking and moving, very simple), and if you want you can unpack one package with essential codecs to use when compiling. It is pretty simple and very effective.

Mplayer is the best IMO.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 06:20 AM   #6
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Seconded - I tried and tried with Xine and always had problems - I went to Mplayer and have never looked back.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 08:36 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by OSourceDiplomat
Well, didn't that throw me off the track. Using Red Hat 10.
What do you mean threw you off the track? If you use a package manager, everything is installed for you, usually using a few commands such as "apt-get install xine" or through a GUI like synaptic, where you see a list of available packages, select them and they get installed with all dependencies resolved for you. It saves you from downloading individual files and having to resolve the dependencies yourself. Xine and MPLayer both do a fine job, so choosing between the two is a matter of personal taste.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 05:20 AM   #8
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I know, I know.
I just never heard FC described as Red Hat 10 - that's a bit off the mark.
I use Xine with the Totem frontend - standard with Ubuntu.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 05:50 AM   #9
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Oh, I get what you meant
 
  


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