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Old 01-10-2004, 01:09 PM   #1
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Question xine or mplayer???


I am looking for a piece of software that will play video on my linux boxes. I think the popular two are xine and mplayer, which one is better?

I tried to install both of them, looking for required libs is suck a pain in the a$$. Any one knows where i can just donwload a rpm that contains everything (gui, codec, fonts, blah, blah) ? Thanks.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 01:13 PM   #2
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Xine supports DVD menus. Mplayer has a load of codecs (win32 codecs) that allow it to be a dvd player, audio player, realplayer, etc etc.

Try them both. The beauty of Linux is that you have that choice.

Since you are using RH9, I would suggest loading apt4rpm and installing through that, it will resolve dependencies for you.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 01:36 PM   #3
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how to use / what is apt4rpm?apt4rpm
 
Old 01-10-2004, 01:40 PM   #4
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Apt4Rpm is a version of Debian's apt package management tool ported to rpm based distros. Basically, in a command line (as root) you would just type in
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apt-get install xine
for example. Apt goes off to the net, finds the program, sees what else you need to make it work, gets those packages as well and installs the lot for you. There are lots of other different uses for it.

I would also suggest running
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apt-get install synaptic
so you have a nice gui frontend for it.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 02:09 PM   #5
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this is the results after i typed in command

[root@ximian Download]# apt-get install xine
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package xine

what did i do wrong?
 
Old 01-10-2004, 03:10 PM   #6
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I think you first need to do apt-get update

this should update all of the package that are available. You will want to di this on a regular basis.

Last edited by shanenin; 01-10-2004 at 03:11 PM.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 03:29 PM   #7
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thanx, that's exactly what i needed to do
 
Old 01-10-2004, 06:43 PM   #8
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Hi,

is there any "easy-to-install" dvd player?

just click on go? is this too much to ask?

Neelam
 
  


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