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Old 03-02-2005, 06:16 AM   #1
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Video Player for RedHat Enterprise Linux


After getting help from the forum, I could make my xmms work perfectly. Now I wish to have a Video Player which can play .dat as well as mpeg 1 layer-3 video as well. I just dnt want to reboot windows when i wish to go for music videos. That is the only time I am forced to go to windows. Otherwise I m having a great time with Linux.

Please suggest some video player, download location and installation instructions.

Looking forward to install a video player from your support.

ayrus ........
 
Old 03-02-2005, 06:44 AM   #2
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xine is a very good video player.

here is the link

http://xinehq.de/
 
Old 03-02-2005, 06:54 AM   #3
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I went for xine but it asks to install so many things, so I just left it. Is there some other option
 
Old 03-02-2005, 07:12 AM   #4
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mplayer:
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/dload.html

read a guide on how to install it for FC3: http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mplayer-fedora.shtml
Should be the same for Red-hat enterprise.

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I went for xine but it asks to install so many things, so I just left it. Is there some other option
All you need is the xine engine and a gui like gxine, since redhat use gnome by default. If you also use the mplayer codecs with xine, you'll be able to play every video file. With libdvdcss you can play encrypted dvd's. Xine is perfect.

*EDIT*
if you install mplayer, with mplayer plugin:http://mplayerplug-in.sourceforge.net/ you'll also be able to play embeded internet videos with mozilla/firefox

I think it's better to install them both, xine and mplayer. Mplayer is a little faster than xine, and some videos play better with mplayer, but mplayers gui is not as stable as xine is.

Last edited by perfect_circle; 03-03-2005 at 01:14 AM.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 11:22 PM   #5
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Thanx a lot .. I installed Xine but forgot to install UI for that .. Still, at least I cud install Xine without much of a problem .. I also installed mpegTV .. It is kinda ok but frames are moving with noticeable jerks .. I hope xine will be smoother ..
 
Old 03-02-2005, 11:24 PM   #6
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read a guide on how to install it for "FC3":


WHAT IS - "FC3"
 
Old 03-02-2005, 11:42 PM   #7
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WHAT IS - "FC3"
FC3 = Fedora Core 3

The normal Red Hat distro (not enterprise) was renaimed to Fedora Core some time last year
 
Old 03-03-2005, 12:16 AM   #8
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Found UI for Xine .. Hope to get all set by afternoon .. So that I don't have to switch back to Windows for Videos ..

Thanks .. Good Day ..
 
Old 03-03-2005, 01:28 AM   #9
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Originally posted by ayrus
Thanx a lot .. I installed Xine but forgot to install UI for that .. Still, at least I cud install Xine without much of a problem .. I also installed mpegTV .. It is kinda ok but frames are moving with noticeable jerks .. I hope xine will be smoother ..
I don't know what system you have but for both xine and mplayer, my personal opinion is to compile them from source. Both are "heavy" multimedia programs which means that they use a lot of floating point arithmetic, and cpu optimization will make a difference. I'm using slackware on an Athlon XP and for mplayer I used:

Code:
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=athlon-xp -mcpu=athlon-xp" ./configure \
        --prefix=/usr/local \
        --enable-gui \
        --enable-largefiles \
        --disable-cdparanoia \
        --enable-smb \
        --enable-menu \
        --disable-inet6 \
        --enable-gif \
        --enable-png \
        --enable-jpeg \
        --enable-vorbis \
        --enable-gl \
        --enable-vesa \
        --enable-xv \
        --enable-x11 \
        --enable-xinerama \
        --disable-mad \
        --disable-libdv \
        --disable-arts \
        --language=en,zh_CN \
        --enable-mmx \
        --enable-mmx2 \
        --enable-3dnow \
        --enable-3dnowex \
        --enable-sse \
        --enable-sse2 \
        --with-codecsdir=/usr/local/lib/codecs \
        --with-xvidlibdir=/usr/local/lib \
        --with-xvidincdir=/usr/local/include \
        --with-reallibdir=/usr/local/realplay/Codecs \
        --with-xanimlibdir=/usr/local/lib/codecs
But just doing:
Code:
./configure --enable-gui --enable-largefiles --enable-menu
will do. For xine i use the default i686 packages that comes with slackware.

If you are playing something from a cd or a dvd, make sure you have DMA enabled. What kind of system CPU/RAM/Video Card do you have?
 
Old 03-03-2005, 02:14 AM   #10
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Sorry, I didn't give hardware specs before ..

Here it is

CPU - Intel Celeron 1.7 GHz
MOTHER BOARD - Intel 845
RAM - 256 MHz
Video Card - On-board Intel (Don't remember exact specs)

How to configure DMA ..

Thanks a lot ..

ayrus ............
 
Old 03-03-2005, 02:59 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by ayrus
Sorry, I didn't give hardware specs before ..

Here it is

CPU - Intel Celeron 1.7 GHz
MOTHER BOARD - Intel 845
RAM - 256 MHz
Video Card - On-board Intel (Don't remember exact specs)

How to configure DMA ..

Thanks a lot ..

ayrus ............
as root, do:
hdparm /dev/hdx|grep dma (where x=a,b,c,d)
for my hard disk:
Code:
hdparm /dev/hda
 root@darkstar:/home/skalkoto# hdparm /dev/hda

/dev/hda:
 multcount    = 16 (on)
 IO_support   =  1 (32-bit)
 unmaskirq    =  1 (on)
 using_dma    =  1 (on)
 keepsettings =  0 (off)
 readonly     =  0 (off)
 readahead    =  8 (on)
 geometry     = 24792/255/63, sectors = 398297088, start = 0
for my cd rom
Code:
hdparm /dev/hdc

/dev/hdc:
 HDIO_GET_MULTCOUNT failed: Invalid argument
 IO_support   =  1 (32-bit)
 unmaskirq    =  1 (on)
 using_dma    =  1 (on)
 keepsettings =  0 (off)
 readonly     =  0 (off)
 BLKRAGET failed: Invalid argument
 HDIO_GETGEO failed: Invalid argument
if dma is off do:
hdparm -d1 /dev/hdx (x=a,b,c,d)
 
  


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