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Old 01-25-2009, 05:10 AM   #1
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Dear All

I have successfully installed Red hat Linux 5 on My machine.
how would i play mp3, video songs on that machine.from where i get the mp3 or multimedia plyer and how would it be install.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 06:27 AM   #2
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Red Hat does not support mp3 out of the box for legal reasons. Read the following thread to get an idea about your options. Also try googling it.
Alternatively, you could install Centos 5 which basically is Red Hat without RH logos or go for Fedora 10 which uses cutting edge software.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 06:01 AM   #3
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Mplayer is a good all-round media player. It will play mp3's, DVD, and most other video file types (if you install its codec pack too) - like .avi, .asf, .mpg, .mp4. You need it, and also several libraries. Take a look at

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/
 
Old 05-06-2009, 05:46 AM   #4
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Red Hat does not support mp3 out of the box for legal reasons. Read the following thread to get an idea about your options. Also try googling it.
Alternatively, you could install Centos 5 which basically is Red Hat without RH logos or go for Fedora 10 which uses cutting edge software.
I have Red hat linux v5,That i have just installed. I want to play mp3 and video file, Thats mean i will never able to run multimedia files. plz help me
 
Old 05-06-2009, 06:46 AM   #5
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You can install it by enabling CentOS 5 repositories in your system and then installing mplayer using yum.

yum install mplayer
 
Old 05-06-2009, 10:54 AM   #6
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I have Red hat linux v5,That i have just installed. I want to play mp3 and video file, Thats mean i will never able to run multimedia files. plz help me
If it's a computer at work, I shouldn't need media players (at least that's what my boss usually says). If you are talking about your home computer, you'd be better off installing Centos (or changing your repositories to Centos) or even better install Fedora 10 (11 should be out soon).
 
Old 05-07-2009, 04:37 AM   #7
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If it's a computer at work, I shouldn't need media players (at least that's what my boss usually says). If you are talking about your home computer, you'd be better off installing Centos (or changing your repositories to Centos) or even better install Fedora 10 (11 should be out soon).
How can i change the repositry, I am thinking of installing centos.

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Old 05-07-2009, 04:59 AM   #8
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You can change the repositories in /etc/yum.conf or /etc/yum/repos.d/. You can edit either the conf file or add your file in the later directory. But having CentOS is better if you do not want to pay for the support to RH.
 
  


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