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Old 04-28-2005, 04:23 AM   #1
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Angry how to play video cd's

hai friends
i am new to red hat linux. i don't know how to handle all applications.
i want to play my music and vedio cd's in linux. so please tell me the right procedure
Old 04-28-2005, 04:36 AM   #2
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download and install mplayer from this link

that is only the command line version so you will also want the graphical interface from
Old 04-28-2005, 04:40 AM   #3
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I use MPlayer to play all my avi's and things and while looking at it there's an option to run vcd too.

I use Fedora Core 3 which is a spin off of redhat and contains yum so all i did was "yum search mplayer" (as root) to see if there was a version of it in the repositories, there was so i did "yum install mplayer" and it was fine.

to use it i just type mplayer <path_to_file> and it works.

Mplayer can be found here
looking at the site i can already see redhat specific RPM's

I did try totem as well but it wouldn;t run the movie i wanted to so didn't see the point.

You could always try VLC
the site says they don't support RH specific RPM's but the fdora ones work quite well on it so you could give that a shot.

As for music i use XMMS
which is like the winamp of Linux, they also have redhat 9 specific RPM's.

Hope this helps

I'm new to it myself so any more technical things someone else will have to help with

Old 04-29-2005, 12:39 AM   #4
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thank you for ur suggestions. i will try


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