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Old 02-27-2003, 02:17 AM   #1
danimaldaisy
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Cool XINE on Redhat 8.0 is a piece of cake check it out!


The easiest way to get xine up and running in a hurry in redhat 8.0 since it doesn't come with xine is to get it off the redhat 7.3 installation disk # 2. it is in the redhat folder and it is the only package in there for xine. there is one on disk 3 but it is for develpoers i think. just double click on it and let it install. reboot and you can play movies. i recommend rebooting only because it seems the video is a little choppy. don't know why but if you have problems reboot. you will need a pII 350 for dvd's, for divx you will need like a celeron 900 to play in a small window and in full screen you will need like a 1 or a 1.1ghz celeron or at least a 1ghz pIII. amd guys will need a GHZ duron minimum i don't know what the minimum is for the athlon in full screen mode maybe some on can let us know i\from the forum. if you don't meet the cpu requirements then you will have a real choppy video OR it will freeze in a frame and probably crash. some of the newest boards have an mpeg decoder built in like the via c3 266 ddr socket 370 motherboard and that might let you get away with a slower processor.

Does anybody else want to throw in there 2 cents, is there an easier way to install one of the newer or newest xine players. are there any alternatives that i can check out that don't involve recompiling the kernel. i have a howto for apache using virtual hosts and dns that i am going to put in to a cookbook that is about less than a page long. they are exact directions in detail on how to get it done for redhat 8.0. these directions will also work for 7.3 but you'll need to upgrade apache to version 2.0 this will be up in a week or so as a new thread since it is a commonly asked question and i have not seen anyone who is a member of this forum give a correct answer or explain good enough to help. If you really want to run multiple websites that are done right than stay tuned. you will get lost in the apache website which was some help but it took me monkeying around for 6 months to figure it out on my own and i sent a big complaint along with my httpd.conf file to apache.org they acctually appreciated my e-mail and configuration file with notes and told me i did a perfect job setting it up.

gotta go any questions e-mail me
Later!
 
Old 03-01-2003, 10:03 PM   #2
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Easy Xine Setup

Pretty easy; took only a few min...
 
Old 03-02-2003, 06:58 AM   #3
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and for those who want a *good* media player... http://mplayerhq.hu
 
Old 03-02-2003, 09:54 AM   #4
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and for those who want a *good* media player... http://mplayerhq.hu
I second that. I have xine on one system along with mplayer and comparing it to mplayer, well there is no comparing. mplayer just beats the heck out of it..
 
Old 03-02-2003, 10:09 AM   #5
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Yes I agree. Mplayer is much better then xine. Also I think I have uncovered a bit of a scam here. I think trickykid's new strategy to stay on top in Post Numbers is to just support all of acid_kewpie's remarks so that acid does not go ahead of hime in Posts.

Haha. Just having a bit of fun with you guys. I read your post on this and found it very amusing. No seriously, I'm on to you trickykid...
 
Old 03-02-2003, 10:14 AM   #6
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Originally posted by Crashed_Again
Yes I agree. Mplayer is much better then xine. Also I think I have uncovered a bit of a scam here. I think trickykid's new strategy to stay on top in Post Numbers is to just support all of acid_kewpie's remarks so that acid does not go ahead of hime in Posts.

Haha. Just having a bit of fun with you guys. I read your post on this and found it very amusing. No seriously, I'm on to you trickykid...
Of course I am, acid is my hero, just trying to be like him...

Actually no, I don't care about the number of posts really, I just thought posting my opinion would be helpful, as mplayer is better IMHO. I've actually been waiting a over a year now for acid to catch up, its nice having someone up here with me with number of posts.. now I don't feel like the only loser.
 
Old 03-02-2003, 10:48 AM   #7
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I just downloaded gxine a gnome based interface for xine.

I don't like it, its ugly, but now when I try to run Xine the standard user interface doesn't pop up, I have to go find gxine and run it to get xine working. Is there a way to uninstall in linux, and if not how do I tell xine to default to the standard user interface and not have to use gxine? Thanks
 
Old 03-02-2003, 11:07 AM   #8
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Nevermind, all I had to do was right click on the xine window and the standard user interface pops up.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 01:17 AM   #9
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the only reason i wrote this thread was because of the numerous people who couldn't load it on redhat 8.0. We don't want to loose any linux fans over a multimediaplater do we? we'll i'm going to check out mplayer and see what all the hype is about, heck maybe i'll like it also and if i have any problems i'll drop you guys a line. Thanks!
 
Old 03-14-2003, 04:55 AM   #10
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kinda funny... I tried mandrake, SuSe and Redhat(various editions) and finally got it working on RH8 about ten minutes ago. Now all I have to do is get the buffers sorted out... I think. Anyone know how?
 
  


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