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Old 09-02-2002, 12:45 PM   #1
blaisepascal
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Xine and RH 7.3


In case anyone's wondering how to get Xine to work...

My device setup (this is on a Dell Dimension XPS B1000):
Primary Master: Seagate Barracuda IV 40GB 7200PRM UDMA100 (/dev/hda)
Secondary Master: Pioneer 106S 16x DVD-ROM UDMA66 (/dev/hdc)

Many mentioned that you needs to use hdparm to enable DMA. I found that my settings weren't retained, even with keepsettings=1, so I dug around, and found a file I had to edit: /etc/sysconfig/harddisks. Since I had two different devices, I needed to make two copies of this file: harddiskhad for the hard drive, and harddiskhdc for the DVD-ROM. I uncommented the lines as necessary (like USE_DMA=1).

When I first installed RH 7.3 I chose Workstation Install, and Gnome only as part of the 4 package groups. So instead of installing Xine from my RH CD's I went to FreshRPMS for 7.3 and downloaded the latest version. You need aalib, xine, and xine-libs.

After downloading the RPM's, I ran GnoRPM (which I find confusing to use at best) and installed the RPM's, aalib first (because xine needs aalib). When it was done, I rebooted and prayed.

It worked!

Okay, it wasn't perfect. But the video was smooth, no choppiness whatsoever. I tried with "Enemy at the Gates" and "A Knight's Tale" and it worked fine. Now the problem: Sometimes when the DVD plays it goes right to the movie without going to the menu first. I don't know how to bring up the menu while I'm watching the DVD.

I'm still happy with the results though. I thought that the only way for me to watch DVD's on my Dell was to use Win2k (which was what I had previously). Not anymore. I'm so excited about the strides LInux has been making, and you can be assured that I'm free from Microsoft. Doesn't that feel good?


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Old 09-02-2002, 01:03 PM   #2
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*cough* mplayerhq.hu *cough* wipes the floor with xine *cough*

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Old 09-02-2002, 09:31 PM   #3
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I agree with acid here. I have built my system from scratch, installed possibly hunreds of programs, and XINE is the only one which has successfully froze my computer.
 
Old 09-03-2002, 03:39 AM   #4
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I Like Xine, its like XMMS but with Video...
is there a mpeg plugin for XMMS.... Now theres an idea!

And to get the menu... double right click!

or left click, not sure!
 
Old 09-03-2002, 06:20 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by ExEleven
I Like Xine, its like XMMS but with Video...
is there a mpeg plugin for XMMS.... Now theres an idea!

And to get the menu... double right click!

or left click, not sure!
look on the xmms website (www.xmms.org) it's there
I have it installed
 
Old 09-03-2002, 11:42 AM   #6
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yeah it's there, and sucks even more than xine!
 
  


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