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Old 05-20-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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How to play a video file on a machine without a desktop environment?


I'm completely in the dark about X-windows. I have it installed on a desktop free system (latest Ubuntu Server), but haven't the foggiest notion of how to get mplayer, for example, to play an mpeg file. I'd like not to have a desktop environment either.
 
Old 05-20-2008, 03:38 PM   #2
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Try mplayer. According to the man page mplayer will work without X Window.

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Old 05-20-2008, 04:28 PM   #3
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Install fbi and xine.
 
  


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