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Old 05-06-2010, 11:11 PM   #1
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How to install vlc player

Hi All,

I'm new to Linux. I have installed RHEL server 5. I want to play songs and video files. So help me, where i can get vlc rpm files and step necessary to install rpm..
Old 05-07-2010, 02:37 AM   #2
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Hi, welcome to LQ forums.

To install third party repositories take a look at But first please learn a little about repositories so you do not mix several repositories at once! Once you set desired repository(ies) you will use "yum" command to install update like the normal repositories.

CentOS is practically free version of RHEL, and 99,999% binary compatible with RHEL, so if you have not payed for RHEL (support), and you have no intention to do so in the future, please reinstall your system with CentOS. Advantages are continuous updates without need to pay anything and the fact that 90% of people here will tell you to call Red Hat support every time you you have a problem that does not cover normal operation and learning process.

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"" VLC media player for Red Hat Enterprise Linux ""

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[QUOTE=DrLove73;3960090]Hi, welcome to LQ forums.

Old 05-08-2010, 12:50 PM   #5
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install CentOS or pay red hat for access to there repos
then call red hat tech support.
Old 05-08-2010, 01:32 PM   #6
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you can try this............

#rpm -Uhv


#yum install mplayer


#yum install xmms or vlc or xine anything you want

or see post number 3399024


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