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Old 01-01-2005, 03:29 AM   #1
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Post Wanna watch movie in RedHat v9.0


Hey there!
First of all Wish all of guys a very Happy New Year 2005 . Guys! I'm stuck since I'd Installed Linux I'd never watch movie or vedio. Anyhow I'd managed to run audio by installing Xmms. But still I cant see any vedios or movies in my system.If anybody help me I also able to watch vedios in my linux. I want to be a complete Linux Geek.Help me guys.
By the way Once again Happy New Year to all of you and Thanx.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 03:35 AM   #2
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Hello,

To watch movie files on linux, you will need mplayer, and an optional frontend for gnome, called gmplayer. If you have your distribution cds, look around for mplayer on them. Else, goto www.mplayerhq.hu/ , and download the source, and compile it.

Hope that helped

Srichand
 
Old 01-01-2005, 04:06 AM   #3
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Hello,

To watch movie files on linux, you will need mplayer, and an optional frontend for gnome, called gmplayer. If you have your distribution cds, look around for mplayer on them. Else, goto www.mplayerhq.hu/ , and download the source, and compile it.

Hope that helped

Srichand
Hi Srichand!
Thanx buddy for your intrest, but I am a newbie and little-bit confused about the compiling the code of mplayer.It would be more helpful if you tell me how to do that.
Expecting positive reply. Thanx again..........
 
Old 01-01-2005, 04:08 AM   #4
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Originally posted by srichand
Hello,

To watch movie files on linux, you will need mplayer, and an optional frontend for gnome, called gmplayer. If you have your distribution cds, look around for mplayer on them. Else, goto www.mplayerhq.hu/ , and download the source, and compile it.

Hope that helped

Srichand
Hi Srichand!
Thanx buddy for your intrest, but I am a newbie ( ) and little-bit confused about the compiling the code of mplayer.It would be more helpful if you tell me how to do that.
Expecting positive reply. Thanx again..........
 
Old 01-01-2005, 05:25 AM   #5
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Try going to freshrpms and downloading apt and synaptic for your current distro. Install apt and synaptic. if you don't know how to install rpms, it'll be something similar to

#rpm -Uvh apt-version.rpm synaptic-version.rpm (make sure the names are the right ones.)

Once thats done, as root, run

#apt-get update
then
#apt get install mplayer

If you don't want to do it from the command line run synaptic which is the gui for apt.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 05:31 AM   #6
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Ok, go to the mplayer site, download the MPlayer v1.0pre6 source, save it to somewhere in your home directory. Open the file you downloaded (probably MPlayer-1.0pre6a.tar.bz2, it should probably open in File Roller (similar to winzip)).

Extract it to somewhere you have write access to (somewhere in your home directory would be a good bet) and make sure the Recreate Folders option is checked in file roller. Now open a terminal (Main menu -> System tools -> Terminal) and change to the directory created when you ectracted the source (If you extracted it directly to your home directory, type cd MPlayer-1.0pre6). Next type ./configure --enable-gui. A load of stuff should come up mostly saying "Checking for ...". When that's finished type make. This will actually compile the program and depending on your pc, this could take a while.

After that, change to root by typing su and then putting in the root password when prompted. Then type make install, this copies all the compiled files into the right places so that they can be found by the system. Now close the terminal window.

Assuming you want a GUI, go back to the mplayer and download a font and a skin, I recommend Arial-Western and Blue but you can choose whichever you want. Extract one of the fonts to yourhomedir/.mplayer/font and extract the skin to yourhomedir/.mplayer/Skin. Now rename the folder created when you extracted the skin to default. (e.g. if you are using blue, it should create a directory called Blue in yourhomedir/.mplayer/Skin and you need to rename Blue to default.)

Now try to run mplayer by selecting Run Program from the main menu and typing gmplayer. The mplayer screen should appear. If it doesn't, open a terminal again and type gmplayer and see if any errors appear.

This should set up MPlayer with the GUI and a default skin. If you want to add anything else (such as the extra codecs package), I would suggest you read the readme included with the MPlayer source.
 
  


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