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Old 06-21-2003, 01:31 AM   #1
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looking for a program that can do these things


Im new to Linux. I have red hat linux 9 and want to watch avi movies and such and be able to play reg games not the ones linux gave me. Can someone help me out i cant open exe's and cant play a cd i need so much help.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 02:05 AM   #2
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For the AVI part there is a Divx codec for Linux http://www.divx.com/divx/linux/

Hope it helps.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 06:11 AM   #3
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Search about Wine and WineX
 
Old 06-21-2003, 06:18 AM   #4
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Hi,

start with installing Xfree86 and a windowmanager of your choice. If you're new to linux i suggest you to install Gnome or KDE.

After that you can install mplayer or xine for watchin movies, xmms (winamp clone) for listening to your music.

To encode movies you should use transcode, a commandline tool that can encode from every to every format.

There are a few frontends available for transcode, f.e. DVD::RIP a Perl/GTK+ app for ripping DVDs ...

To run windows apps on the penguin you need wine (www.winehq.org) or VMWare with an installed Windows in it (you can also boot the windows on your harddisk), www.vmware.com .

I hope i helped you

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