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Old 12-30-2004, 12:03 AM   #1
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How can i play .avi,.mpeg,.dat in redhat 9

im very new to linux .please help me how to play .avi,.mpeg,.dat files in red hat 9.please let me know what i shud download and how do i run
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I would suggest MPlayer, Xine, Totem, and XMovie. The first two are excellent and have wonderful support for many files, and Xine can even play back encrypted dvds with full menu support (), and you should be able to download their rpm's from a RedHat mirror online, or from an installer on your computer. I don't remember what the command was (just check the menus).

A Fedora package might work if you can't find an rpm for redhat9 to download.. though i'm not really sure about that. I'll do a little searching.

And here is one for MPlayer, just you'll need the GUI, too (that might be the common, one... dunno)
On this one, you'll need

Ok that should do it for XIne, but I'd rather say this: Download them from a package manager that RedHat has instead of these rpm's because i don't know how new/old they are compared to redhat 9 (which is also old)

And, might i recommend you use Fedora 3 instead? It is redhat, basically and much much newer/updated. Of course this is just my personal opinion.

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just to add that there's also VLC which is an excellent video player

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Thank you very much
i have downloaded the mplayer
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checkout the mplayer browser plugin as well


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