Real Player Installation on Cent OS
I am a total newbie to Linux
I have installed CentOS 5.0
i downloaded and installed realplayer rpm file.
but the problem is that it says that the application is opening and after sometime, the tab from the task bar disappears....
Actually , it does not load....
and more over, i am not even able to play mp3 players on my CentOS 5.0
also tell me how can i install VLC player....
Sure, first things first, remove the realplayer rpm package(since it is not working) by typing something like;
rpm -e RealPlayer
Second install the rpmforge-release package as directed here; http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/FAQ.php#B
When done type: yum install mplayer mplayerplug-in xmms xmms-mp3
Mplayer is all that your really need it will play mp3 files just fine along with other audio/video formats. The mplayerplug-in package is mainly for watching videos from the Internet, the xmms packages allow playing of mp3's and other audio formats, it is similar to winamp.
One can also install xine (another audio/video player) and/or VLC along with or instead of mplayer using yum;
yum install xine vlc
AFAIK it should work, but I've never used Cent OS. You could try entering "rpm -Uvh filename.rpm" into a root terminal and see if you get any error messages.
Alternatively you could try the binary installer for RealPlayer. Go to http://www.real.com/linux and select "Download RealPlayer". You then get a single executable file. Executing this file from a root terminal will give you an interactive installer, which works on a lot more systems than the PRM package does.
The best way to install VLC is using your distribution's repository system. You should be able to find enough information on it if you look around. If you only need to plat MP3 files then you don't really need VLC, as RealPlayer can do this anyway.
Thank you very much man....
i have installed MPlayer and VLC player with your guidance.....
Only thing remaining is installation of realplayer.....
Thanks once again
@hand of fate
Real player also installed
I have downloaded .bin file
then did chmod +x RealPlayer10GOLD.bin
and then did
yum install libstdc++.so.5
and now it is working fine....
Thank you very much.....
This was an very useful information for me.
I was bored of not listning to mp3 in CENTOS, Now I can play mp3s.
I am also trying to install Real Player but not able to do so.
I have followed the steps which u suggested. But I have got Real Player 11.
But when I m trying u execute following command
It gives follwing error:
[root@localhost softwares for linux]# ./RealPlayer11GOLD.bin
Extracting files for Helix installation....sh: /d_drive/softwares: No such file or directory
I dont know whats going wrong. Please help to resolve this.
Thanks in advance
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