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Old 07-08-2002, 06:05 AM   #1
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How to play video cd in linux


I want to know how to play video cd in linux.
Can I get the URLS where I can get the software.
I also want to know some good site for linux intermediate level course . I know basics of linux, but not in detail. So some times I have to run to system admin for small prob in my machine. Please enlighten me.

Thanks in anticipation

Anamika
 
Old 07-08-2002, 06:36 AM   #2
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Hi there!
Well, personally I use xine and mplayer. Most of the time I use xine, because thats what I'm used to. But Mplayer is just as good.

You can find them here
http://xine.sf.net/ for xine
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/ for mplayer

Well, you can always check out TLDP for almost any topic.

Have Fun!
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Old 07-08-2002, 11:43 AM   #3
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mplayer is not "just as good" MPlayer outclasses Xine by a long long way in every respect, excluding the pointless GUI.
 
Old 07-09-2002, 12:18 AM   #4
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I like Xine, You like mplayer.
I like Xine, you like mplayer.

Xine works for me, mplayer works for you.

If I want to use xine, don't flame me because of that.

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Old 07-09-2002, 01:20 AM   #5
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Hey, I used Xine before...it sucks, it's buggy and it's DVD unblocker doesn't work crap!, and many features are still in development, it doesn't support interactive menues, so final veredict, Xine sucks!, ...and well if you still like it, then go ahead and use it,
 
Old 07-09-2002, 01:35 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by zLinuxz
Hey, I used Xine before...it sucks, it's buggy and it's DVD unblocker doesn't work crap!, and many features are still in development, it doesn't support interactive menues, so final veredict, Xine sucks!, ...and well if you still like it, then go ahead and use it,
Well then, perhaps you should try the new version (0.9.11). I've never had it crash, it plays VCD's wonderfully, its DVD support is WONDERFULL. Just use the dvdnav plugin, or the captain css plugin. (oh and by the way, for the interactive menus, try pressing escape while in the movie )

Don't judge the app before you try the latest version

And anyway, I'm not saying Mplayer sucks. In fact, I like it a lot. All I'm saying is that xine does not suck.

RefriedBean

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Umm, sorry, the latest version is 0.9.12, not 0.9.11
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Old 07-09-2002, 02:40 AM   #7
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Xine has two DVD plugins, the one distributed with it, and the one that can deal with encrypted DVDs which isn't distributed with it for legal reasons. 99.9% of DVDs are encrypted.

Once I had the second plugin installed it let me play DVDs and jam all keyboard and mouse input as much as I liked. I still prefer mplayer.
 
Old 07-09-2002, 06:35 AM   #8
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Uh oh, mplayer vs Xine is the battle of the media players. I hope this doesn't piss anyone off (RefriedBean, don't take this wrong) but I think mplayer is to media players as linux is to OS's; and Xine is to media players as Windows is to OS's. Xine, at first, appears to be more user friendly, it comes preconfigured, and puts a nice smiley gui on it. It is VERY featuristic, and does play VCD's,DVD's,AVI's etc (various media types) but it does lack the in depth and user 'tweakability' that mplayer shines in. For me (which isn't saying much since I am Admiral Newbie) Xine will continually pop up with "output plugin error" and give me some stupid reason why it won't play my video. So I bust out mplayer and guess what... It plays it with no extra effort than anything else - mplayer -xv vo movie.avi

So, with the hope of still not being beatup up by a bunch of media gurus, I hope you see my point.
 
Old 07-09-2002, 06:49 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by MasterC
mplayer -xv vo movie.avi
I think you mean mplayer -vo xv movie.avi
<rant>
I don't mind using the 'windows' media player of linux. I use Mplayer too, I *know* its more configurable, but maybe xine will be easier for a newbie to install. And anyway, I don't see what I did wrong, I said mplayer was good. I said 'I use xine and mplayer', would it have been different if I had said 'I use mplayer and xine'? Who cares who uses what to do whatever? I mean thats what linux is all about, freedom.
</rant>

RefriedBean

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Old 07-09-2002, 08:14 AM   #10
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The mplayerfraction is at it again.I got vid's where mplayer just freezes and i have to kill it.Xine plays those fine.Following your logic with xine being the windows that means now that windows is 'better' than Linux??
Besides xine is a much easier install for newbies and it works most of the time.Whats wrong with that?
 
Old 07-09-2002, 08:40 AM   #11
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Code:
rpm -Uvh xine*.rpm
rpm -Uvh mplayer*.rpm
Looks like both are equally easy to install to me.
 
Old 07-09-2002, 08:55 AM   #12
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Yeah right. I tried that one time with mplayer.It's been a while - but there was no gui included and it didn't work at all.Rpm's are presumably for not too technical people like me - i don't want to fool around with commandline on a mediaplayer or anything sound or visual.Plus it seems like there are a couple of things missing in the rpmversion.Ever seen a commandlineapp for graphics??
 
Old 07-09-2002, 09:23 AM   #13
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The lack of a GUI is a fault with the RPM package, not mplayer. I find that a GUI just gets in the way anyway.

Code:
mplayer filename.avi
is simple enough! Along with arrow keys for foward/rewind and space for play/pause I find it a lot easier to use then poking around on a GUI with pretty buttons.

And I have seen a command line application for graphics - its called ImageMagick and I find it very useful to convert my images between formats and generate thumbnails.
 
Old 07-09-2002, 10:02 AM   #14
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I compile it from source anyway but what i do isn't what everybody else has to do and think.My point is that people that use the rpm package are likely to not read the manual and not know what to do when they hit mplayer and nothing happens.
Plus would anybody -minus Acid- pls. tell me what is so much better with mplayer than with xine.
 
Old 07-09-2002, 11:09 AM   #15
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I compile ALL my software from source. I've been using Slackware all my life, and have never touched a RPM.
 
  


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