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Old 03-02-2011, 07:00 AM   #1
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i cannot play my audio/video files in RHEL 5


hello,
im new linux i have a RHEL 5 installed ,i know this is an old version but i have to use this bcoz my college has the same version .so i dont want to change it.

wen i try to play my audio files its says it doesnot support the format.
i tried installing xmms but to no grt success .My xmms player also doesnt play any audio/video.i seriously need some help as i have not installed even Windows in my pc .i want to learn linux.

Last edited by jain_Abraham; 03-02-2011 at 07:02 AM. Reason: wrong speling of play
 
Old 03-02-2011, 07:18 AM   #2
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i search for simmiliar article wer i found the following link "#rpm -Uvh http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-3.noarch.rpm"
i ran this on the terminal to get this
"
Retrieving http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...5-3.noarch.rpm
error: skipping http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...5-3.noarch.rpm - transfer failed - Unknown or unexpected error
warning: u 0x9ab71b0 ctrl 0xa0a63f0 nrefs != 0 (download.fedora.redhat.com http)"

my system is not RHEL registered
 
Old 03-02-2011, 08:48 AM   #3
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hello,
im new linux i have a RHEL 5 installed ,i know this is an old version but i have to use this bcoz my college has the same version .so i dont want to change it.

wen i try to play my audio files its says it doesnot support the format.
i tried installing xmms but to no grt success .My xmms player also doesnt play any audio/video.i seriously need some help as i have not installed even Windows in my pc .i want to learn linux.

I use Real Player on my RHEL 5 and it works fine. Get the .bin installer from the vendor's website and install it.
 
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:59 AM   #4
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I use Real Player on my RHEL 5 and it works fine. Get the .bin installer from the vendor's website and install it.
thx.... but i installed the latest real palyer but wen i try to play a song it give me an error
Cannot open the audio device. Another application may be using it.

im not sure which other aplication ..... i installed the realplayer11GOLD rpm.
 
Old 03-04-2011, 11:01 AM   #5
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Is it possible to download any RPM's if your RHEL instance is not registered? If not, I don't see an easy way to fix it.
 
Old 03-04-2011, 11:08 AM   #6
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Is it possible to download any RPM's if your RHEL instance is not registered? If not, I don't see an easy way to fix it.
i guess yes bcoz i had downloaded the realplayer rpm n installed it with the gui interface installer .
and it show me installation successful .n every time in try to install an rpm with "rpm -ivh xxx.rpm comand it shows me some failed dependencies . it showed me the failed dependedcies for vlc also . so i downloaded the needed dependencies n tried to install those first but even those show me failed dependencis . !

Last edited by jain_Abraham; 03-04-2011 at 11:10 AM. Reason: wrong words wrote download instead of instalation,faileed for failed
 
Old 03-04-2011, 11:44 AM   #7
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There are more than one version of RealPlayer11GOLD.rpm

The version, that works on RHEL5 :
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...tion-827415/#4
> > Post # 4.
 
Old 03-04-2011, 12:04 PM   #8
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You wanna same thing as RHEL, there's no use having a non-registered RHEL as a desktop, it was never meant to be used as a desktop OS.
Better go for Fedora (latest version 14), it's a test bed for RHEL, same thing, with much more hardware and multimedia support.
Plus I think Fedora/CentOS/Scientific Linux AND a good book is the best way to learn RH based linux on your own, at least I did that.

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Old 03-04-2011, 04:15 PM   #9
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thx.... but i installed the latest real palyer but wen i try to play a song it give me an error
Cannot open the audio device. Another application may be using it.

im not sure which other aplication ..... i installed the realplayer11GOLD rpm.
Check out this page:

http://www.redhat.com/advice/tips/realplayer10.html

They have also shown how to install the player.

Go here:

https://player.helixcommunity.org/2004/downloads/


and download the "Installer" version (.bin). I used it and it worked.
 
  


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