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Old 02-19-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
woodee
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one click install video player


I am a newbie fresh from windows and want to install something that will play video files without all the messing around with make, install, jump up and down while whistling the star spangled banner. I just want to click on a file, have it install and play videos. Sure I will learn the long way later but for now I want something simple. I have suse ver 10.2 installed.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 10:21 AM   #2
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Why not try a no-click install? If you have all the development packages and can compile from source, try MPlayer. It is the only one I have tried, and have had no reason to try another, It plays everything I tell it to, full screen.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 10:43 AM   #3
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I am a newbie fresh from windows and want to install something that will play video files without all the messing around with make, install, jump up and down while whistling the star spangled banner. I just want to click on a file, have it install and play videos. Sure I will learn the long way later but for now I want something simple. I have suse ver 10.2 installed.
Most likely, you can easily install MPlayer or VLC using YAST. I've hardly used SuSE but YAST is pretty easy to use.

You can also add additional repositories to YAST to install other software.

Tux,
 
Old 02-19-2007, 10:58 AM   #4
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Generally, and not specifically, see "Hacking openSUSE 10.2" at http://www.softwareinreview.com/cms/content/view/60/
 
Old 02-19-2007, 11:39 AM   #5
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Why not try a no-click install? If you have all the development packages and can compile from source, try MPlayer. It is the only one I have tried, and have had no reason to try another, It plays everything I tell it to, full screen.
Didn't the original poster say they wanted something that as easy to install? Compiling from source is hardly the answer there!

If you can find the program you want as a single RPM package, all you have to do is click on the package then enter your root password.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 12:14 PM   #6
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Whats hard about
Code:
./configure && make && make install
?
 
Old 02-20-2007, 06:38 AM   #7
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Hand of Fate > exactly. I found a RPM of Mplayer, but it had about 5 different RPM's before it would play DVD's etc. No there is nothing hard about ./configure && make && make install but if you have never done it before, and the first few times you try it it spits out this nonsensical error message, it becomes a little tedious. I have been reading all the referred material and I guess I will get there. Thanks all for the replies.
 
  


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