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Old 11-22-2008, 07:15 AM   #16
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Hi,

The OP is probably posting in some other board another 'URGENT' post.
 
Old 11-22-2008, 01:52 PM   #17
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Thanks

I'm working on your advices.
Thanks even if it was of some kind of bothering.
Yeah, perhaps Fedora could be better to me. But I Would like to give my best with centos. If I can't then I'll move to Fedora
 
Old 11-22-2008, 02:28 PM   #18
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by r3sistance View Post
you didn't, I have enough experience with forums anyways to know when people are intentionally rude or not. I just wish people like ceaualbi would actually construct their posts better and actually show they are paying attension to any advice that is given or not. That's what I find rude, when people ask for help and then just completely disappear =/.

How to Ask Questions the Smart Way
is a good response to that type of poster. A good read for everyone!
 
Old 11-22-2008, 02:46 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by ceaualbi View Post
I'm working on your advices.
Thanks even if it was of some kind of bothering.
Yeah, perhaps Fedora could be better to me. But I Would like to give my best with centos. If I can't then I'll move to Fedora
Maybe it would be better to move to Fedora. Fedora 10 should be out on the 25th. I have never seen a guide on how to set up multimedia in CentOS.
But here is one for Fedora 9 that you will find very easy.

http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f9.html

None have been published for Fedora 10 yet.

And here is the Fedora Forum.

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/

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Old 11-22-2008, 03:19 PM   #20
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I merged your two threads and deleted one dupe out of
the resulting new thread.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 08:34 PM   #21
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Anyway thanks to all. I tried for two months reading from google search articles. And belive me lots of the things didn't work. And by the way I'm not desapearing I just go to work and this is my only machine and it does not go with me to my job. I have a lot of trouble specially with copy & paste thats why I use KDE instead of Gnome (it goes crazy with that matter). I tried mplayer, but mp3 is not played, I tried with other players and the same result, I downloaded the mos recommended DVD player for linux and It did not work. All those things and the hint to move to Fedora, are overwhelming to me.

PS: I'd been using windows 98 for years, migration to linux isn't as easy as I thought, but it's not that hard after all, but I find hard to explain that I choosed centos and that's my mistake. Perhaps I will try with fedora or ubuntu.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 08:55 PM   #22
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http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/...wmode=threaded

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/rhel-ce...s-installtion/

From http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/...er=ASC&start=0

"xmms works for me.

I add Dag Wieers rpmforge repository with:
rpm -Uhv http://apt.sw.be/packages/rpmforge-r...l5.rf.i386.rpm

Then:
yum install xmms xmms-skins xmms-mp3

There was a problem in that the doublesize option didn't work correctly but this has been fixed with the latest update (1:1.2.10-14.el5.rf).

To enable mp3 in totem and rhythmbox (and for Sound Juicer CD ripping to mp3) you can do:
yum -y install gstreamer-plugins-bad
yum -y install gstreamer-plugins-ugly

These also come from rpmforge."

Consider posting to forums specific to CentOS.


From http://www.chineselinuxuniversity.ne...es/13750.shtml

7.2.1 MPlayer (possible replacement for totem)

Homepage: http://www.mplayerhq.hu

Click to enlarge

MPlayer is a video player with many features - supporting nearly every known video format, e.g. MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ and PVA (the codecs from step 7.1.6 are needed to support some of the listed formats).

If you want to use the mplayer, deinstall the following package...

* totem

...and install these packages:

* mplayer
* mplayer-fonts
* mplayer-skins
* mplayerplug-in


7.2.2 Xmms (possible replacement for rhythmbox)

Homepage: http://www.xmms.org/

Xmms is a lean audio-player.

If you want to use xmms, deinstall the following package...

* rhythmbox

...and install these packages:

* xmms
* xmms-mp3
* xmms-skins


From http://lindesk.com/?s=install

I have used a lot of video players on Linux - and over the time my favorite video player have changed. When I wrote the post Top 5 Video Players in Linux, it was VLC. After that, the position was held by Xine for a long time. But that was before I discovered SMPlayer.

SMPlayer is a front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more.
Features

Remembers the settings of all files you play
So you start to watch a movie but you have to leave… don’t worry, when you open that movie again it will resume at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume…
Extremely Configurable
This is one feature I absolutely must have in a video player - I want to use very specific settings. And SMPlayer is one of the few players that lets me do that.
Configurable subtitles
You can choose font and size, and even colors for the subtitles. Or you can drag and drop a subtitle file into the player when you are playing a video - the video will use that subtitle file from then on. Or you can automatically get the subtitle of the currently playing film from OpenSubtitles with the click of a button(you need the latest version for this).
Audio track switching.
You can choose the audio track you want to listen. Works with avi and mkv. And of course with DVDs.
Seeking by mouse wheel.
You can use your mouse wheel to go forward or backward in the video.
Video equalizer
Allows you to adjust the brightness, contrast, hue, saturation and gamma of the video image. I have never used this feature - but it might come in handy for a bad quality video.
Multiple speed playback
You can play at 2X, 4X… and even in slow motion. SMPlayer speeds up the audio as well - which is kinda distracting - I wish they would mute it in fast mode.
Filters
Several filters are available: deinterlace, postprocessing, denoise… and even a karaoke filter (voice removal).
Audio and subtitles delay adjustment
Allows you to sync audio and subtitles.
Advanced options
Such as selecting a demuxer or video & audio codecs, providing mplayer command line options and more. Seriously, take a look at the Preferences dialog of this app.
Playlist
Allows you to enqueue several files to be played one after each other. Autorepeat and shuffle supported too.
Multiplatform
Binaries available for Windows and Linux.
Free Software
SMPlayer is under the GPL license.

Installing SMPlayer

In Fedora/Red Hat system, you can install SMPlayer using yum…

yum install smplayer

From http://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/General#h...126524ef7a62c4

18. There is no mp3 support in CentOS! Or is there? How about other multimedia formats?

Yes. There is no mp3 support in CentOS, as there is no mp3 support in the distributions from upstream. It's not included because of legal (patent) issues. You either can encode your music files to ogg vorbis, which is supported in CentOS or install mp3 support from a third party repository, namely rpmforge. For example: If you want mp3 support for xmms, then install xmms-mp3 from that repository.

The same is true for several other multimedia formats (codecs, for example gstreamer plugins) and multimedia players like xine or mplayer. These aren't packaged with CentOS because of legal issues, but you may find those in the rpmforge repository.

http://www.centos.org/

Last edited by ehawk; 11-23-2008 at 09:21 PM.
 
Old 11-24-2008, 03:49 PM   #23
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Again thanks to all. I'm trying on your help if something does not work I'll tell You.Thanks again!
 
Old 12-04-2008, 07:48 PM   #24
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Or, better yet, tell us when something does work. Especially what worked. It may help others in your position later.

If things continue to not work, then please be specific about what you did and how it failed. The things you are trying to do have been completed successfully thousands of times, which suggests that there is something you do not understand about the process involved. Probably something very obvious to us but which is unclear to you.

Nothing to be ashamed of, we were all there once - right guys?

Lastly - please edit your profile to show your location and your distro. This helps you get more focussed help, instead of an overwhelming mish-mash. It may even be that a member lives close to you and can actually go to your place to help you out?
 
Old 12-04-2008, 08:21 PM   #25
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Quote:
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But I Would like to give my best with centos.....I'M A NEEWBY
Why? There are plenty of distro that will do all the stuff you asked about easily with no problem right out of the box. CentOS does not sound like a "NEEWBY" friendly distro at all.

Dude there are dozens of distros, pick one better suited to your noob needs like Mint.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 09:30 PM   #26
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CentOS is about middling in newbie-friendliness. Nothing especially bad about it and the issues mentioned will provide the same problem in any freedom-loving or legally cautious distro. CentOS does have a solid community behind it and it is easier to manage than the RHEL it is based on.

There is nothing to indicate that OP will benifit any more from another distro. There are many reasons for OPs reluctance to change at this stage. Anyway, a certain amount of persistence in a new user is laudable. Lets get more information before suggesting another hundred solutions.
 
Old 12-05-2008, 03:02 PM   #27
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many thanks to all of you, specially for your patiente and your advice!

I gave up and i have migrated to kubuntu (remember that my machine has a weird way to crash in genome),kubuntu it's by far much more newbie friendly, i wonder why i listened that guy who recomended me centos. Anyway with the pressure of my job on my back i had to make the decision to migrate to a more newbie friendly distro.

Again i thank to you all!

When learning time will become experience to me, i will try to do the same, but just as a personal challenge!

I realize that i made a big mistake choosing a non friendly distro, and making so many questions in a single post!

Sincerely, many; many thanks to all!
 
Old 12-05-2008, 03:44 PM   #28
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I agree that kubuntu is a great choice. I really like Ubuntu, and as gnome is working for you, kubuntu is the logical next choice. You will love using synaptic as a package manager and handling your updates. Ubuntu/Kubuntu has over 25,000 packages ready to be installed, and you can use synaptic to search for the right package if you know what functionality you are looking for. A great thing about all the *buntu's is that even upgrading from one distribution version to the next can all be done over the internet. You don't have to even use an installation CD to do distribution version upgrades. You install it once, and only once.

Another very nice thing about the *buntu's is the huge community support on their distro forums.

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Old 12-05-2008, 08:36 PM   #29
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@ceaualbi: Please edit your profile to show your location and your distro. This helps people provide specific solutions. Thanks.
 
Old 12-06-2008, 01:56 AM   #30
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How To Really Play Mp3 Files - http://lindesk.com/2008/03/top-10-linux-mp3-players/
(My fav is XMMS)

How To Watch Dvd Movies - Use VLC or Real Player

How To Upgrade Openoffice - Download the Latest Package from www.openoffice.org and install the same.

How To Get Centos Extras For Centos 4.4 - If you meant installing extra packages - use the command
yum install <package_name>

How To Import From A Same Model The Mbr/Grub Files - Not sure I understood what you meant by this!

Linux Archive

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