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Old 07-14-2006, 10:59 PM   #1
noblelinux
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Wink MediaPlayer for Linux ? RealPlayer ? for MPEG, etc.


Is there a good player for video clips on the web that would normally play on a Windows PC using realplayer or Windows Media Player? A player that would do the most popular formats (MPEG, MPG, Quicktime, AVI, etc.) is what I am looking for. Thanks for the help. I also need one that can play DVDs rented from the video store or purchased from the store.
 
Old 07-14-2006, 11:04 PM   #2
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Use mplayer with mplayerplugin. Also make sure you have the proper codecs installed.
 
Old 07-14-2006, 11:07 PM   #3
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what are codecs, where do I get them, and how do I install them?
 
Old 07-14-2006, 11:08 PM   #4
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The codecs and the info you need to install them are at the mplayer link above.
 
Old 07-14-2006, 11:57 PM   #5
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Yes, use Mplayer.

'Codecs' are a set of instructions contained in a file for each type of media that exists. These instructions tell the player how to decode the media file that you are playing. Codecs are required because media files are compressed or encoded in their own particular way for each different media format.

The codecs that you download from "www.mplayerhq.hu" need to be 'unzipped' to the following directory "/usr/local/lib/codecs" This is where mplayer expects them to be (this was the case for me anyway).

If you find that Mplayer is a bit jittery during playback, then try changing which audio driver Mplayer should use (this can be done on the Audio tab in Mplayers gui based configuration tool when Mplayer is running under x-windows)

I found that I had to change the audio driver which Mplayer uses from ALSA to ESD.


Mplayer works excellent for all the formats I have tried thus far. In fact it outperforms any media player I have seen in Windows.


Hope this helps.

Last edited by greengrocer; 07-15-2006 at 12:00 AM.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 02:21 AM   #6
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Attempting to install mplayer has led me to this error:

Code:
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -Uvh mplayer-1.0pre8-1.i386.rpm
warning: mplayer-1.0pre8-1.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID b6d6aef5
error: Failed dependencies:
        libXvMCW.so.1 is needed by mplayer-1.0pre8-1.i386
        libtheora.so.0(libtheora.so.1.0) is needed by mplayer-1.0pre8-1.i386
I have a feeling this kind of thing is going to happen a lot. What I would love an
expert to do is tell me exactly what steps they would take based upon that information
is given here in a fashion that allows me to inspect your thoughts the way they would occur.

If this were windows my thought process would be something like this:
Quote:
"error? [dang]. Missing a dependency - libXvMCW.so.1 (what the [heck] kind of name is that
for a file?) google for that [messed] up file name. Find it and download it. Figure out where
this file needs to go so that I can install mplayer. Probably something missing from RPM
itself so i'll google installing RPM dependencies to figure out how to install it."
//Mod Note
Language sort of edited out. Though it was funny, it's really not work or kid appropriate.
Please keep in mind for future posts that they should be "kid" safe. Thanks!
//End Mod Note

Last edited by MasterC; 07-15-2006 at 08:21 PM.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 04:58 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Geminias
Attempting to install mplayer has led me to this error:

Code:
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -Uvh mplayer-1.0pre8-1.i386.rpm
warning: mplayer-1.0pre8-1.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID b6d6aef5
error: Failed dependencies:
        libXvMCW.so.1 is needed by mplayer-1.0pre8-1.i386
        libtheora.so.0(libtheora.so.1.0) is needed by mplayer-1.0pre8-1.i386
I have a feeling this kind of thing is going to happen a lot. What I would love an expert to do is tell me exactly what steps they would take based upon that information is given here in a fashion that allows me to inspect your thoughts the way they would occur.

If this were windows my thought process would be something like this:
Quote:
"error? [dang]. Missing a dependency - libXvMCW.so.1 (what the [heck] kind of name is that
for a file?) google for that [messed] up file name. Find it and download it. Figure out where
this file needs to go so that I can install mplayer. Probably something missing from RPM
itself so i'll google installing RPM dependencies to figure out how to install it."
those are simple dependency issues...download the missing dependencies here link

Last edited by MasterC; 07-15-2006 at 08:22 PM.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 05:31 AM   #8
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I have not seen it mentioned, but in case you did not know typing:

Quote:
yum install mplayer
and all of the dependencies are installed automatically for you. I am assuming you are using Fedora, though it is not mentioned in your post.

The application for watching rented DVD (encrypted) is Xine. You can install it the same way, but you will also need libdvdcss, available from freshrpms.

Hope this helps

Bob
 
Old 07-15-2006, 01:35 PM   #9
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Do we use Fedora?

I like to help but sorry I'm selective which distro's Fedora all and Suse 10.1 only
 
Old 07-15-2006, 04:27 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thebiggiantmouse
those are simple dependency issues...download the missing dependencies here link
god, no!

Use the package manager of your distribution. What is your distribution?... and you might want to add it to your info-thing. - This is always very good to know.

Last edited by oskar; 07-15-2006 at 04:28 PM.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 11:10 PM   #11
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Geminias, you should let everyone know what Linux distribution you are using.

There are just way too many suggestions to the problem based on assumptions that can be made here.

And the problem you are experiencing will be very easy to give the exact correct answer if we just know which distribution we are dealing with here.

Last edited by greengrocer; 07-16-2006 at 11:11 PM.
 
  


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