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Old 08-22-2006, 12:00 AM   #1
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Media Player Classic for Linux


Hi

Im looking for a Linux version of Media Player Classic. Is there anything available ?

Thanks
 
Old 08-22-2006, 02:21 AM   #2
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Why? There are a perfectly good number of Media Players for Linux? Why use one that's intended for Windows?
The easy answer is no. The hard answer is, "It's GPL, so if you want it that bad, port it yourself, or find someone willing to port it."
Also, this has been asked on here before. Please use the search feature before you post a new thread. You'll save everyone some time.
 
Old 08-22-2006, 02:23 AM   #3
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Nope. The developer only supports Windows, and that progam depends upon Windows components to work. There are plenty of media players for Linux to choose from, even ones that play most Windows media files.
 
Old 08-22-2006, 03:18 AM   #4
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Xine or VLC would be your best options for Multimedia players on the Linux platform.

Mplayer is another option, though a little more difficult to install than the aforementioned.

XMMS is also great for MP3 playback. It is much like earlier versions of Winamp before Nullsoft made Winamp into a piece of bloated crap.

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Old 08-22-2006, 11:09 PM   #5
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Im looking for one that plays Google's gvi files. Media Player Classic plays gvi files (gvi seem to be divx) with no issues.
 
Old 08-22-2006, 11:21 PM   #6
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If you must, it seems to partially work under WINE.
 
Old 08-22-2006, 11:45 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by anjanesh
Im looking for one that plays Google's gvi files. Media Player Classic plays gvi files (gvi seem to be divx) with no issues.
According to this website, a gvi file plays fine in vlc. There's a .Net program (which will probably work on Linux under mono) here that will convert a gvi to a regular avi, or, according to the aforementioned site, you can use the following perl script to convert a gvi to an avi file:
Code:
#!/usr/bin/perl -w

use File::Format::RIFF;

my ( $riff1 ) = File::Format::RIFF->read( \*STDIN );
$riff1->shift();
$riff1->write( \*STDOUT );
I'm no perl writer, but based on that code, I'd bet you'd use it like this: "gvi2avi.pl < file.gvi > file.avi"
 
Old 08-23-2006, 12:24 AM   #8
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Wink Mplayer Plugin

I've watched YouTube, Google Vidz, etc using the mplayer browser plugin. So far I haven't come across anything it will not play. If you have the yum package manager with the Livna repository, you can type

yum install mplayer mplayerplug-in


to install both and try it out.
 
Old 08-23-2006, 01:29 AM   #9
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I've watched YouTube, Google Vidz, etc using the mplayer browser plugin.
anjanesh is talking about videos downloaded from Google Video (the DRMed ones, not the regular AVIs), not those viewed in the browser (which one can view with the Flash plguin).
 
Old 08-23-2006, 05:14 AM   #10
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Thats correct drj00. I got a bunch of gvi files which I downloaded on my Windows PC but I got to view them on a Linux (RH EL4) machine which is not connected to the internet.

Let me check out vlc.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 08:37 PM   #11
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try helix. You might like it
 
Old 12-06-2011, 11:57 AM   #12
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Why? There are a perfectly good number of Media Players for Linux?
---None of them have got the frame-scaling and positioning capabilities that Mediaplayer Classic have. You can scale and displace the frame along the screen, useful for projectors whose projected frame dimension exceeds that of the screen where they project.
 
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---None of them have got the frame-scaling and positioning capabilities that Mediaplayer Classic have. You can scale and displace the frame along the screen, useful for projectors whose projected frame dimension exceeds that of the screen where they project.
Uhh....you do realize that this thread is FIVE YEARS OLD, right? That Linux media players have come a good way since then?
 
  


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