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Old 11-02-2007, 11:44 PM   #1
edgarosy
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Unhappy Media Player


Where & How can I find and install a media, DVD player, Audio etc that would play mpegs,avi,and so forth.

I'm using red hat enterprise 5.0 and I've done research but have not had any luck finding anything outthere.

Thanks.
 
Old 11-03-2007, 12:12 AM   #2
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I use mplayer for DVDs (and general video playing) and http://audacious-media-player.org/in...itle=Main_Page for audio. What did you search on that didn't find video or audio players?
 
Old 11-03-2007, 04:06 AM   #3
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I use mplayer for DVDs (and general video playing) and http://audacious-media-player.org/in...itle=Main_Page for audio. What did you search on that didn't find video or audio players?
MPlayer isn't really very good for DVDs, and doesn't even support DVD menus. VLC or any of the various Xine-based players would be a lot better. Also you don't need two different players, any player that can play general videos can also play audio.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 01:42 PM   #4
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Before I did post with my questions, I google searched it. I did try VLC media and Mplayer and I did not have any luck installing either one on my red hat enterprise linux version. Maybe because I just don't know what the heck I'm doing. I'm just very new to this OS.

Thanks for your responses. I greatly appreciate it.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 01:54 PM   #5
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I don't know what repositories you use for RH5, but there may already be RPMs for media players there. Otherwise, you could try places like http://wiki.centos.org/Repositories/RPMForge or http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-fedora.html.

I'd suggest trying as many different players as you can find and picking one that suits the way you work. For example, I'm assuming hand of fate is correct and that mplayer doesn't support DVD menus. I just put a disk in and start it up, so I haven't thought about it...
 
Old 08-10-2008, 05:11 PM   #6
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No packages in RPMForge

Hello,

I did follow the instructions on http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalRes...ories/RPMForge but yum does not find any package on RPMForge repositories, though the packages are really there: I checked via FTP.

Whenever I try to install mplayer or vlc, I get the following output from yum:

# yum install vlc
Loading "priorities" plugin
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* rpmforge: ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de
* base: ftp.nluug.nl
* updates: centos.crazyfrogs.org
* addons: ftp.nluug.nl
* extras: ftp.nluug.nl
0 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package vlc available.
Nothing to do
[root@pcthuis2 log]# yum install vlc
Loading "priorities" plugin
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* rpmforge: ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de
* base: ftp.nluug.nl
* updates: centos.crazyfrogs.org
* addons: ftp.nluug.nl
* extras: ftp.nluug.nl
0 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package vlc available.
Nothing to do
#

Details about my OS:

issue: CentOS release 5.2 (Final)
uname -srp: Linux 2.6.18-92.1.6.el5 i686

Oh yes, small detail: I installed from CentOS 5.1 DVD and afterwards did a full upgrade to CentOS 5.2 (yum update). I added RPMForge after the upgrade.

I would be great to have a solution for this as VLC has a lot of dependencies. Hell of a job to search and download one by one.

Any ideas?

Thanks a lot.
 
  


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