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Old 07-26-2008, 08:47 AM   #1
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Cool I'm a novice-linux user and using Redhat linux 5...having problem in real player

I'm a newbie in linux,I have recently installed Real player on my laptop having linux redhat 5 os.When I insert video CD in the rom drive,
it doesn't even show up and when I insert DVD, its icon shows up but real player gives a massage that "The following component is required...
....VOB" Though I'm able to play mp3 audio file but not the DVD and not the video cd at all... kindly give reply..Thanks.
Old 07-26-2008, 09:56 AM   #2
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I think realplayer is not even capable of playing back DVD-video.
There are better players IMO - "vlc" is one, "mplayer" another, "xine" and "totem" are also alternatives.
My mplayer and vlc both can play everything realplayer can - and much more.
Old 07-26-2008, 11:05 AM   #3
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you sent me a PM - I reply here:

To use totem to play back dvd's you need gst-plugins-ugly - as it is called here:
and of course libdvdread and/or libdvdcss to crack them
It also depends how totem is built - it can use gstreamer or xine as a backend - the gstreamer backend does not support menus:
How to get all this for your distribution - I don't know - probably like any other software ...
I like "mplayer" best - I use it all the time - and sometimes "vlc". Both of them work very well for me.


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