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Old 12-05-2009, 11:37 PM   #1
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Unhappy how to install mplayer?

i'm a little new to tis redhat.....hw to install mplayer.....i've downloaded file in the form (mplayer*.src.rpm)....and (.gz) to install it in redhat....and wat r the furhter steps to make it play all type of files.....
i've also tried the VLC player...problem is hw to istall is also in the same format mentioned above...
Old 12-06-2009, 12:09 AM   #2
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To install software in redhat you use the YUM package manager and the supported repositories. You do not download files to install. It can be done, is usually tricky, and tends to be reserved to a last resort. Learn how to use YUM.

Open a terminal, become root, and enter:

yum install vlc
yum install mplayer

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