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Old 01-08-2005, 11:57 AM   #1
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MP3s and DVDs


Can anyone tell me where I can download a good MP3 Player and a good DVD player (or an all-in-one application, if possible)?

I run SUSe Linux 9.0 Pro, and I cannot get the video player and other media components that came with the software package to work properly. I would love to find an application to play such files in a downloadable .rpm format, since that is the easiest format to install on my machine. I don't even mind paying for the software as long as it is good and has all of the necessary codecs etc. pre-installed (I am looking for an application that is ready to go "out of the box" so to speak).

Thanks for any help you can offer.

 
Old 01-08-2005, 11:59 AM   #2
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for the DVD part you might want ot try ogle. youl have to install a few files for it to run but their small (200kb)
 
Old 01-08-2005, 12:08 PM   #3
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mplayer... and umm.. mplayer

http://mplayerhq.hu
 
Old 01-08-2005, 02:13 PM   #4
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I would absolutely LOVE to get mplayer working on my machine, but I have never been able to do it. I even paid a linux computer expert to make it work, and after four hours of his best efforts he couldn't make it run. That's why I was hoping that maybe there is something else out there to use. I just really don't want to waste any more of my time trying to make mplayer work. I have been down that road way too long.

I just thought that with all of the different web browsers that are out there now that there might be a few different versions of MP3 players and DVD Players...
 
Old 01-08-2005, 03:12 PM   #5
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I would absolutely LOVE to get mplayer working on my machine, but I have never been able to do it. I even paid a linux computer expert to make it work, and after four hours of his best efforts he couldn't make it run. That's why I was hoping that maybe there is something else out there to use. I just really don't want to waste any more of my time trying to make mplayer work. I have been down that road way too long.

I just thought that with all of the different web browsers that are out there now that there might be a few different versions of MP3 players and DVD Players...
Well, I hope you got you money back. If you post your hardware specs, it might help but to tell you the truth, mplayer is actually really easy to setup.. I've even had it run fairly decent on older hardware as well..
 
Old 01-08-2005, 03:42 PM   #6
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I was just thinking that maybe I have somehow altered my SUSE configuration in a way that prevents the smooth install. Although I hate to erase my system and start over from backups, I could try that and see if it works.

Can anyone think of another alternative for making sure my distro's settings are restored to defaults?

Thanks again.
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Old 01-08-2005, 04:58 PM   #7
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I was just thinking that maybe I have somehow altered my SUSE configuration in a way that prevents the smooth install. Although I hate to erase my system and start over from backups, I could try that and see if it works.

Can anyone think of another alternative for making sure my distro's settings are restored to defaults?

Thanks again.
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Your not answering my questions which isn't helping you one bit! If you configured your machine how you like, I doubt that is what is keeping you from running mplayer or most other dvd players.

If you provide more details on your setup, hardware used, etc, we might be more of help!
 
Old 01-08-2005, 06:47 PM   #8
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Does .. mplayer ... also rip dvds?

If not ... is there a good DVD ripping program?

I use Fedora Core 3
 
Old 01-08-2005, 07:19 PM   #9
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By some miracle, I got MPlayer installed and it loads just fine. However, it gives me an error message when I try to play some .avi files that I have stored on my hardrive. The error message is as follows:

"Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device"

I am not sure what that means. Do I need to install a certain set of codecs or something?

Thanks again
 
Old 01-08-2005, 07:26 PM   #10
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Install your video card drivers...probably.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 07:34 PM   #11
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Where do I find these video card drivers?

Thanks
 
Old 01-08-2005, 08:05 PM   #12
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Does .. mplayer ... also rip dvds?

If not ... is there a good DVD ripping program?

I use Fedora Core 3
It comes with mencoder which is capable of ripping dvd's or just download and use a program called acidrip. And don't hijack others threads in which your question has nothing to do with the actual thread starters topic or question, start your own threads with your own questions.

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Install your video card drivers...probably.
This has nothing to do with your video drivers but the correct video output.

man mplayer for more options and details, its long but I recommend reading it to learn how to use mplayer efficiently.

Last edited by trickykid; 01-08-2005 at 08:06 PM.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 08:18 PM   #13
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Suse won't play DVDs out of the box - Novell disabled the functionality due to "potential" (not even real) "legal implications"

Remove the Suse-distributed xine and all related packages, go to rpmfind and download the following:

libdvdcss-1.2.8-2.network.i386.rpm
w32codec-0.52-1.i386.rpm
libxine1-1_cvs-041119.i686.rpm
xine-mozilla-plugin-0.2-041119.i586.rpm
xine-ui-0.99.2cvs-041119.i586.rpm

Now you should be able to watch DVDs without any problem.

As far as MP3 players go, it's hard to get anything better than xmms (what MP3 playing features do you need which xmms does not offer?) so I would just go with that for listening to music.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 08:20 PM   #14
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I am sorry, I think I lost you. You mention something that is long and I should read, but did you forget to add a link or something? Something about video output? I think that is what the problem is, because that is the error message I get when I try to play music CDs with it.

Thanks again
 
Old 01-08-2005, 08:36 PM   #15
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trickykid tells you to read the manual, issuing command 'man mplayer'
 
  


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