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Old 01-30-2016, 11:31 AM   #1
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Playing mkv file by Totem Movie Player 2.28.6 on RHEL 6.7


Hi I am trying to play a mkv format movie in Totem Movie Player 2.28.6 on RHEL 6.7 but it doesnt work. Can anyone tell me what steps I need to perform to play a mkv file in totem player ?

I have seen the file with video codec - XVID MPEG-4 and with extension mkv runs in totem movie player and vlc player. But it doesnt run all movies with mkv extension.
 
Old 01-30-2016, 12:01 PM   #2
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Hi I am trying to play a mkv format movie in Totem Movie Player 2.28.6 on RHEL 6.7 but it doesnt work. Can anyone tell me what steps I need to perform to play a mkv file in totem player ?

I have seen the file with video codec - XVID MPEG-4 and with extension mkv runs in totem movie player and vlc player. But it doesnt run all movies with mkv extension.
First, are you PAYING FOR RHEL??? If you're not, you then don't have access to the online repositories you'll need to get things going correctly and easily. If this is a new installation, stop where you are, and load the LATEST version of CentOS instead.

Secondly, read the "Question Guidelines" link in my posting signature...please try to do basic research on your own first. The first two hits in Google for "how to play mkv file in rhel 6" are:
http://libre-software.net/multimedia...ic-linux-rhel/
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-redhat.html

You need to load the codecs to allow things to play. RHEL is ***NOT*** a good distro for desktop use. It is designed for SERVERS.
 
Old 01-30-2016, 12:51 PM   #3
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Hi ,

Thanks for your prompt reply. My company has paid for RHEL. For installing codecs I have already tried the instructions on the site
http://libre-software.net/multimedia...ic-linux-rhel/
But when I try
sudo yum install gstreamer gstreamer-plugins-base gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad-free
It gives me error that Error getting repository data for rpmforge, repository not found. Please note that I have installed RPMforge as mentioned on the above link.
The below URL gives 404 page not found error so the yum install command fails https://mkvtoolnix.download/centos/6...ata/repomd.xml
 
Old 01-30-2016, 01:38 PM   #4
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Hi ,
Thanks for your prompt reply. My company has paid for RHEL.
Great...so why haven't you called Red Hat support, since you're paying for RHEL?? And why would you use RHEL for watching videos???
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For installing codecs I have already tried the instructions on the site
http://libre-software.net/multimedia...ic-linux-rhel/
But when I try
sudo yum install gstreamer gstreamer-plugins-base gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad-free
It gives me error that Error getting repository data for rpmforge, repository not found. Please note that I have installed RPMforge as mentioned on the above link.
The below URL gives 404 page not found error so the yum install command fails https://mkvtoolnix.download/centos/6...ata/repomd.xml
Interesting...since you went to that page, did you happen to read this part???
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Originally Posted by Instructions
Following packages should already be installed by default on a fresh CD or DVD CentOS / Scientific Linux / RHEL 6 install (no need to install RPMforge for this):
...so those packages shouldn't need RPMForge at all, bringing you back to calling RHEL support, since you're missing packages that you should have.

Also, RPMForge is for CentOS...which you don't need since you say you're paying for RHEL. And did you try putting that URL into your web browser?? Because the link you put in is WRONG...correct it.
 
Old 01-30-2016, 05:29 PM   #5
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mkv is just a wrapper/container format (hence matroska) and can contain just about any codec, so without knowing that we cannot answer why some mkvs work and others don't.
plus some output/messages from the video players in question.

fwiw, i wouldn't rely on totem player at all.

isn't 6.7 rather dated? you might have difficulty (read: practically impossible) playing back certain formats (x265 comes to mind).

apart from that, i can give only general advice, i don't use rhel or in fact any rpm-based distros.
 
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RHEL6.7 is getting dataed
BUT
mot much of the older code has been ported to 7 yet
and some will not be ported for a few YEARS yet

so a lot of people NEED 6.7 ( i do )

as for videos
totem is installed but YOU HAVE TO PAY $$$ for codecs

uninstall totem

use Mplayer the gnome gui Gnome-mplayer should be installed by default

if not install it

use the cent7 guide BUT!!!!!! edit it for cent 6!!!!!!!!
https://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTrick...mediaOnCentOS7

edit the code to install the nux 6 repo file ( see the "el6" part)
http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop...nux.noarch.rpm
h t t p : / / li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el6/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-2.el6.nux.noarch.rpm

Last edited by John VV; 01-30-2016 at 06:45 PM.
 
Old 01-30-2016, 07:25 PM   #7
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First, are you PAYING FOR RHEL??? If you're not, you then don't have access to the online repositories you'll need to get things going correctly and easily. If this is a new installation, stop where you are, and load the LATEST version of CentOS instead. ... RHEL is ***NOT*** a good distro for desktop use. It is designed for SERVERS.
sounds like someone knows their RedHat ....
 
Old 01-30-2016, 07:28 PM   #8
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Hi I am trying to play a mkv format movie in Totem Movie Player 2.28.6 on RHEL 6.7 but it doesnt work. Can anyone tell me what steps I need to perform to play a mkv file in totem player ?

I have seen the file with video codec - XVID MPEG-4 and with extension mkv runs in totem movie player and vlc player. But it doesnt run all movies with mkv extension.
do what that other Guy said about getting CentrO's (I use something else) you are not stuck with Totem -- many other Movie Players out there to try, do not limit yourself...
 
Old 01-31-2016, 03:08 AM   #9
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I thought RHEL was only meant for enterprise uses as it required a subscription.


Get fedora if it is for media.
 
Old 01-31-2016, 11:55 AM   #10
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I thought RHEL was only meant for enterprise uses as it required a subscription.
No, there are desktop versions, and you can easily use it for free, but you don't get support/patches/fixes/updates, and can't use the online repositories. There are MANY threads on here where the differences have been covered before.
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Get fedora if it is for media.
Not just Fedora...any 'consumer' distro will work just fine.
 
  


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