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Old 09-13-2003, 06:21 PM   #1
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Playing DVD movies under RH9


?? I don't see anything that would play DVDs, so whats a good player to install?
 
Old 09-13-2003, 06:25 PM   #2
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lol! Since I go to this forum, the same questions keep popping up.

I use MPlayer and I heard Xine works. But these may be Mandrake specific, I don't know.

Search the threads - there are a couple of threads regarding DVD.
and is your name supposed to sound like Bachelor?
 
Old 09-13-2003, 06:34 PM   #3
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Run a google image search for 'bateleur'

I am running RH9, so I will run a search for Xine and Mplayer.

Edit - Seems both Mplayer and Xine are in legal troubles. Stupid software patent BS. Anyway, I can't make heads or tails of Xine or Mplayer. Just give me an all in one RPM package for RH9. None of this DL this, then this, this, and this one too, crap.

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Old 09-13-2003, 06:48 PM   #4
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please search this site for a hundred identical questions....

all in one? That's not how linux works, and is all the better for it. and a "thank you" doesn't go a miss either.

http://mplayerhq.hu install the official tarball and you will not need to download anything else at all in order to be able to play dvd's. and please don't ask how to install from source... have a search.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 08:55 PM   #5
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Hate to break this to you, Acid_kewpie, if Linux does not gain support for all in one installs, then its going to have no hope of succeeding on the desktop.

Btw, there is no official tarballs or RPMs on that site either.

I guess I will have to wait until my dad mails his SuSe 8.2 DVDs to me.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 09:38 PM   #6
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Definitly search the forums for the question your asking. Tons of answers to it.

I *highly* suggest you check out a program called 'apt4rpm'

Dont have the site handy, but apt4rpm.sourceforge.net sounds familiar. Simply install that program, run 'apt-get install xine'
boom. There you go. The easiest to set up dvd player I've found.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 11:12 PM   #7
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Hate to break this to you, Acid_kewpie, if Linux does not gain support for all in one installs, then its going to have no hope of succeeding on the desktop.

Btw, there is no official tarballs or RPMs on that site either.

I guess I will have to wait until my dad mails his SuSe 8.2 DVDs to me.
I hear ya on that one. I am so used to Windows where I just doube click on something and it does all the install. It definitely isn't that easy.

I think you should try MPlayer (get it while it's still legal?). It's not too hard to put together-I can try to help you.

Also, I like using linux cause it's free and a lot of the software is free. Like you get the equivalent of Microsoft Office free with Mandrake 9.1.
 
  


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