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Old 08-05-2008, 04:03 PM   #1
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needed help in finding a suitable video player!

Hi all,
I had been using kde 3.5.8 for a while on solaris but the problem was that i was not able to use Gnome for some strange reasons...
It constantly used to misbehave.
(Whether it was cde-login or gdm)
So i had to remove kde completely and now am left with no video or audio players .
So i would request anyone to please point me out to a working video player on solaris(b84). Also a suitable audio player!

Old 08-05-2008, 04:26 PM   #2
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I suggest VLC media player, really excellent, will run everything more or less out of the box, and has support for most of the more unusual codecs. Unfortunately/fortunately for Solaris there are no binaries, so you will have to compile yourself! Try this link:

VLC is very good at playing all kinds of media, but not great with playlists for example. Have a go, see how you get on!

Best of luck!
Old 08-06-2008, 09:47 AM   #3
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It is non trivial to compile VLC for Solaris. I suggest you try the spec file for CBE Solaris building environment instead.
Old 08-06-2008, 01:36 PM   #4
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Yeah i did find that one out!
Apparently there seems to be very many dependencies in terms of libs required for it!
And sure i will give it cbe one a try



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