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Old 10-02-2005, 11:14 AM   #1
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where do I find mplayer for redhat 9


I have redhat 9 on my computer but all I can find is mplayer for FC. Where can I find mplayer that I can install on my system without a complete upgrade to FC? Or where can I find another player that will play audio and video for files that call for windows media player? (A website I really want to listen to only streams to windows media player.)
 
Old 10-02-2005, 11:34 AM   #2
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It should compile easily on Redhat if you have the requirements. In fact, I would always recommend compiling mplayer. Of all applications I've tried around, mplayer is the one that truly makes a diffence in terms of performance when compiled.

Still, if you are going for the binaries, I think your best bet is to install apt-get for Redhat 9:

http://freshrpms.net/apt/

it's an awesome tool that you should have installed, not only for mplayer. Once installed, simply type:

apt-get install mplayer

apt-get will then connect to a mirror, download all packages, including codecs and dependencies and install mplayer for you. Works the same way with over 10k programs.

Regards!
 
Old 10-03-2005, 09:33 AM   #3
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Thank you for telling me about apt-get. I installed it then tried the command:

apt-get install mplayer

The message I got back was:

E: Couldn't find package mplayer

What do I do now to get apt-get to find mplayer?
 
Old 10-03-2005, 12:15 PM   #4
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Hmmm, try apt-get update first. There's a chance that you need to add some mirrors to apt-get to download and install mplayer.

I've found this:

http://www.oldskoolphreak.com/tfiles...yer_rh_apt.txt

on google, but I can't test since I've not used Redhat 9.0 for quite a while. Still, you should be able to find mirrors on google for Redhat 9.0, which is surprisingly still very popular

Best of luck!
 
  


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