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Old 05-18-2007, 09:44 AM   #1
bhupathi2007
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media player for redhat enterprise linux 5


hi....i am a new user to rhel 5......i dont know which player can play the movies,songs...so plz suggest me the best media player and frm where can i download it..........
 
Old 05-19-2007, 07:37 PM   #2
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Install the rpmforge-release package as directed here: http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/FAQ.php#B

Then type (as root) something like:
yum clean all
yum update mplayerplug-in mplayer-skins

The mplayerplug-in is nice for playing Internet audio/video files and will automatically add mplyaer to the install process. Mplayer is really good at playing audio CD and DVD media but you do want to install some extra codes, get these from http://rpm.pbone.net/ your searching for;

mplayer-codecs-20061022-1
mplayer-codecs-extra-20061022-1

Download the two rpm packages then install them by typing: rpm -ivh mplayer*.rpm

You have other choices like xine for example and can be installed via yum now.
 
Old 05-19-2007, 07:51 PM   #3
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Mplayer is a good player for Red Hat based Distros. I have it on my Fedora machine and it works great!
 
  


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