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Old 07-30-2003, 02:48 PM   #1
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Media Playing Software


Can someone recommend a GUI-based mpg/avi/dvd playing software that I can install on RH8.0? I've had one recommended to me before, but I couldn't get all the RPMs installed correctly. There were two necessary, one said it needed the second, and the second said it needed the first to be installed. Thus, I was kind of screwed. A real brief explination on how to get it compiled and/or installed would also be really helpful.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 02:52 PM   #2
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Xine will handle most media formats if you can find packages with the correct codecs and those haven't been difficult to find for my SuSE 8.2 system, so I'm guessing it shouldn't be hard to find them for RH.

Ogle is a DVD player and it works very well also. I prefer Xine though because it supports other formats. I just use XMMS for mp3 and other audio playback.

If you want to play DVD's, make sure you have DVD decoders installed. SuSE doesn't ship w/ those due to legal issues surrounding them, but they aren't hard to find. I believe Xine uses libdvdcss and libdvdread. Hope this helps.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 02:55 PM   #3
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see here:

http://members.rogers.com/ctmlinux/s...e.html#mplayer
 
Old 07-30-2003, 11:46 PM   #4
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Whats the best prog for RH9?
Xine
Ogle
Mplayer
Other?
 
Old 07-31-2003, 04:10 AM   #5
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mplayer of course!
 
Old 07-31-2003, 10:45 AM   #6
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Xine is my fave.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 01:12 PM   #7
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for everything: mplayer

mp3's and audio: xmms
 
Old 07-31-2003, 06:27 PM   #8
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Ok, trying mplayer right now
Thanks all
 
Old 08-01-2003, 12:32 AM   #9
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try this link. it will take you to get xinelib, xineui, and dvd decoders for xine and vlc:
http://cambuca.ldhs.cetuc.puc-rio.br/xine/
remember this though: you must get the libdvdcss (the dvd decoder) devel package as well as the man lib.
 
  


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