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Old 05-06-2010, 03:23 AM   #1
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Smile Is it possible to play mp3 in centOs 5.4?

hi, recently I find it not possible to play mp3 in this latest OS. Is there any solution? thanks
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You need to add 3rd party repositories to enable mp3 support.
This is a tutorial on how to install/setup RPMforge on CentOS.
Then you'll probably need to install xmms-mp3
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Straight Solution:

Downloaded .bin file of real player from internet

then do chmod +x RealPlayer10GOLD.bin

and then do:

yum install

and then


and now it will work.
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Well, the RealPlayer11GOLD.rpm is actually usable for mp3.

1) su
2) yum --nogpgcheck localinstall RealPlayer11GOLD.rpm
3) exit
.. and play mp3.

There are of course other music players, most with a lot
of dependencies. The RealPlayer11GOLD.rpm depends on
system files, probably already installed.
( libstdc++-4.1.2-44.el5 → etc. etc.)
And the codecs are included, I could start the 'realplay'
by clicking on an mp3 sample. ( CentOS 5.x / EL5 ).


realplay, realplayer11

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