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Old 09-01-2002, 12:14 AM   #1
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any good programs to play videos on Linux?


Mandrake came with XMovie and Xine but neither of them can play my video files. i have some files of crotch rockets doing tricks and none of them can be displayed. any good programs?
 
Old 09-01-2002, 01:12 AM   #2
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mplayer

Really mplayer is the CAN DO, DO ALL, END ALL as far as Video goes. I have thrown every file I have ever seen at it, and works flawlessly. Alot of files that will not play in winbloze can play on Linux using mplayer. Many files that I thought were corrupted, ie unusuble, mplayer would play. Very recently my wife downloaded the first episode of witchblade and in winbloze the file appeared to have no sound. I rebooted and played it with mplayer, and guess what, there is sound.

Mplayer is what you want. www.mplayerhq.hu
 
Old 09-01-2002, 01:36 AM   #3
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the RPM says it's for Redhat 7.2 and 7.3, will that work for Mandrake as well?
 
Old 09-01-2002, 01:45 AM   #4
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Yes it will, but I would suggest building it from source. The RPM will work though.

Cool
 
Old 09-01-2002, 02:29 AM   #5
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ok, thanks
 
Old 09-01-2002, 02:34 AM   #6
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No problem

And if you do decide to do the source, you may run into problems talking about your GCC version. I think this issue has been addressed a few times on here, and probably has been solved.

If you choose the RPM version, you will not get the "GUI" that is in ALPHA stage. So as long as you are cool with running it from command (which is the better way anyway) then you might want to think about the source a little more.

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Old 09-01-2002, 03:23 AM   #7
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i can't install from source
look at this rediculous message:
If you get compile errors, first upgrade to the latest 2.96 release
then below that it says this:
GCC 2.96 IS NOT AND WILL NOT BE SUPPORTED BY US!
*** For details please read file ***
Error: bad GCC version


notice how it tells me to upgrade to the version they will not ever support?
 
Old 09-01-2002, 03:28 AM   #8
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he he he, I used to get that in Mandy as well. That is funny, I don't think I ever noticed that, or was too confused because I didn't know what GCC was at the time.

Anyway, you have a few options. Go ahead and get the latest from GCC, or on your mandy disc, in development is GCC 3.0

You can upgrade using that, and then attempt to compile. If you want you can also remove your old GCC after you upgrade with 3.0

If you want bleeding edge, go to the cooker mirror and try to use that one, it may 3.1 or something. 2.95 will work as well if you can find a Mandy mirror that has that one instead.

Or, like I said above, if you aren't concerned with the GUI (which isn't all that) then you can just use the RPM, which will work on Mandy 8.2

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Old 09-01-2002, 03:43 AM   #9
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wait a minute...how can a video file run without a GUI? i've never heard of a text movie....
 
Old 09-01-2002, 03:47 AM   #10
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you can have a video output without a gui, you just tell it what file to run from a command line. there is no interface that's all. there are mandrake rpms on rpmfind.net, and plenty of information in the documentation if you read it about the gcc issues
 
Old 09-01-2002, 03:50 AM   #11
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and anyway you CAN watch movies as text with mplayer if you have the AA libraries installed
 
Old 09-01-2002, 03:59 AM   #12
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What! Wow, I didn't know that, or do you mean you can just watch them in Console? Or do they actually use "text" to show the image?

That'd be kinda cool. Thanks Acid.
 
Old 09-01-2002, 04:03 AM   #13
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rofl, you mean like when people make images with letters but all of different colors?
 
Old 09-01-2002, 06:46 AM   #14
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well of course http://aa-project.sourceforge.net/gallery/alfons.png

i used to use it to watch tv from my home computer while i was working at uni, via ssh
 
Old 09-01-2002, 06:51 AM   #15
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Wow, acid that is a creepy picture, in case you didn't know, I work alone, and now I am gonna be freaked out til I go home.

So it looks pretty decent then, I think I will give it a try this weekend, thanks for the idea Acid.
 
  


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