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Old 08-09-2011, 12:48 PM   #1
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installing vlc in rhel 6.0


hi guys,

i am new to linux and can any one help me to install the vlc in the rhel 6.0 server...i am trying this for two weeks..
Please help..

Thanks in advance..
 
Old 08-09-2011, 04:34 PM   #2
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a few things RHEL 6 is not free
you must buy a license to install software and for updates !!!- no if's and's or but's !!!

rhel6 must be activated ( there is a desktop icon for that )

then ask your paid for support
https://www.redhat.com/support/
then install rpmforge repo
VERY IMPORTANT rpmforge is INCOMPATIBLE with RHN !!!
install AND SET UP AND CONFIGURE "yum-priorities " and "yum-protectbase" -- consult your paid for support
https://www.redhat.com/support


then fallow the rhel instructions
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-redhat.html


if you do not intend to buy a rhel license -- do not use RHEL6 !!!
install CentOS 6 instead
https://www.centos.org/

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Old 08-09-2011, 06:33 PM   #3
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hi guys,
i am new to linux and can any one help me to install the vlc in the rhel 6.0 server...i am trying this for two weeks..
Please help..

Thanks in advance..
Two weeks of effort on VLC? And without telling us what you've tried/done, and what problem(s) you're having, it's hard to help you.

A brief Google search turns up MANY very clear how-to guides on how to do this. Here's one from TLDP, and another directly from the Video Lan Player forum, with a guide specifically for RedHat Linux.
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/VideoLAN-HOWTO/x282.html
http://wiki.videolan.org/Documentati...Installing_VLC

Did you look up any of the how-to's?
 
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:36 AM   #4
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installing VLC in RHEL 6.0

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Two weeks of effort on VLC? And without telling us what you've tried/done, and what problem(s) you're having, it's hard to help you.

A brief Google search turns up MANY very clear how-to guides on how to do this. Here's one from TLDP, and another directly from the Video Lan Player forum, with a guide specifically for RedHat Linux.
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/VideoLAN-HOWTO/x282.html
http://wiki.videolan.org/Documentati...Installing_VLC

Did you look up any of the how-to's?
hi,
Many Thanks for your reply.

I have x64 bit rhel installed.
I have tried compiling myself since the other options did not work for me
now i have the uncompressed libraries in my Downloads folder(/root/Downloads)
" libdvbpsi (compulsory)
mpeg2dec (compulsory)
libdvdcss if you want to be able to read encrypted DVDs,
libdvdplay if you want to have DVD menu navigation ,
a52dec if you want be able to decode the AC3 (i.e. A52) sound format often used in DVDs
ffmpeg, libmad, faad2 if you want to read MPEG 4 / DivX files
libogg & libvorbis if you want to read Ogg Vorbis files
"
Now can you please tell me what I need to do ?

I have tried to configure using the command ./configure after changing the directry to the library name.
but i gets an error message
"
[root@Santhosh a52dec-0.7.3]# ./configure
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
checking for working aclocal... missing
checking for working autoconf... missing
checking for working automake... missing
checking for working autoheader... missing
checking for working makeinfo... missing
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH

"
 
Old 08-10-2011, 05:44 AM   #5
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once you pay for and activate your MUST HAVE red hat account ( convenient desktop icon )
install the rpmforge repo
then type in
Code:
su -
yum install vlc
and that is it

mind you see all the WARNINGS in my above post regarding rpmforge !!!
configure those two yum plugins

for 64 bit use the centOS 6 wiki
http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalRes...c0ae92d1398e01
[code]

Quote:
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH
you did not install the compiler
Code:
su -
yum groupinstall "Development Tools" Development Libraries"
you must hare a working RHN account

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Old 08-10-2011, 10:30 AM   #6
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hi,
Many Thanks for your reply.

I have x64 bit rhel installed. I have tried compiling myself since the other options did not work for me now i have the uncompressed libraries in my Downloads folder(/root/Downloads) Now can you please tell me what I need to do ?

I have tried to configure using the command ./configure after changing the directry to the library name.
but i gets an error message
configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH
There is a link on the VLC forum on how to build from source. I bolded your error message above...it's saying you don't have a C compiler loaded. It checked for gcc/cc, and didn't find one. So, install it from your installation media with the "rpm -i" command.

And I will restate what John VV said....RHEL is NOT FREE. If you're using it, you should be paying for it. If you don't want to pay, then load CentOS instead. It's almost identical to RHEL, but community supported. Another good question would be, WHY you need RHEL? RHEL, SLES, and CentOS are server-class OS'es. They're designed for back-room servers...things like sound/bluetooth/wireless (that you would find on a consumer-grade system, like a laptop), may not work at all, or need quite a bit of effort to get going. Unless you're building a 24/7 uptime server, a different OS would be a better choice.
 
Old 08-14-2011, 02:31 AM   #7
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My dear friends, from the best of my knowledge, what I know is rhel6 is not proprietary or paid software, It is available for free download on redhat website, You are free to use it even for commercial purpose unless you are violating their patents and other rights, but In case you need access to their repos you will have to pay for technical support. Rhel6 is basically meant to be an operating system for servers. Playing media is more of a desktop task, it is not impossible to enable vlc work on rhel6, but still it will not be simple and easy like "yum install vlc" unless you have repos supporting it, I am not sure if rhel6 official repoes does have vlc on them, but from my understandings redhat is more concerned about making server applications work on their product(rhel6) rather than some desktop purpose applications which is of least importance for them.

@TS you can enable centos6 repos on your rhel6-host and get vlc installed, IF available or you may even try atrpms repos they have many multimedia packages on their repo specially for rhel6

thank you
regards
 
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:21 PM   #8
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My dear friends, from the best of my knowledge, what I know is rhel6 is not proprietary or paid software, It is available for free download on redhat website, You are free to use it even for commercial purpose unless you are violating their patents and other rights, but In case you need access to their repos you will have to pay for technical support. Rhel6 is basically meant to be an operating system for servers. Playing media is more of a desktop task, it is not impossible to enable vlc work on rhel6, but still it will not be simple and easy like "yum install vlc" unless you have repos supporting it, I am not sure if rhel6 official repoes does have vlc on them, but from my understandings redhat is more concerned about making server applications work on their product(rhel6) rather than some desktop purpose applications which is of least importance for them.

@TS you can enable centos6 repos on your rhel6-host and get vlc installed, IF available or you may even try atrpms repos they have many multimedia packages on their repo specially for rhel6
Yes...what you've said has been said here many, MANY times in the past.

Yes, RHEL IS available for free. But, if you want to enable online repositories, get ANY bugfixes/patches/updates, you will have to PAY FOR SUPPORT. So when you have problems as the OP had, you will NOT be able to resolve them, unless the EXACT package you need is on the installation media. The reason for having RHEL, SLES, or CentOS is simple: you have a SERVER. Consumer-level hardware doesn't need it, and chances are things like this won't work without a great deal of work, if at all.
Even if the official RHEL repos don't have VLC on them, you still have the ability to install whatever development libs you need to build it from SOURCE. Without paid-for support...no, you can't.

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Old 08-14-2011, 08:00 PM   #9
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to add

i do( and have) run CentOS 5.3,4.4,5.5 and now SL6 and 6.1 on a desktop
BUT a very BIG but

In cent 5.3,5.4 and in 5.5 i FUBARED the install by installing mplayer and vlc .Even though I KNOW what i am doing with rpmforge and elrpo and the one rpm from ATrpm
Using yum-protectbase and yum-priorities to keep off the incompatible rpms - things can still get messed up .

It is SO VERY EASY to royally mess things up VERY fast .

that with SL6 & SL6.1 ,I do not have ANY support for music or videos installed .
i can not even watch youtube in sl6
I did that ON PURPOSE

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Old 08-22-2011, 02:53 PM   #10
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RHEL 6|| installing VLC

Hi Guyz,

I am learning RHCE.. so i thought it would be better if i install RHEL 6. So i installed it and it is working fine.. only problem is that I can't view the videos or play a music file...I too have problems with viewing youtube videos..i installed flash player.but still have issues..please help if there is anyone who can help...
 
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:30 PM   #11
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Hi Guyz,
I am learning RHCE.. so i thought it would be better if i install RHEL 6. So i installed it and it is working fine.. only problem is that I can't view the videos or play a music file...I too have problems with viewing youtube videos..i installed flash player.but still have issues..please help if there is anyone who can help...
As has been said before, CentOS is essentially the EXACT same thing as RHEL, but free. If you're going to study, then load it, since then all your repositories will work, you'll get support/patches/updates/etc.

And open a new thread for a new question, please. If you want someone to help you, you also need to provide actual details...just saying "still have issues" tells us nothing.
 
  


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