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Old 09-25-2003, 09:49 AM   #1
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playing mp3 and video in linux?


Migrated from Win recently. Question: When attempting to play mp3 in Red Hat 9, it complains about some legal issues with the format and then does nothing (no progress at all using either kaboodle or xmms). What do i install/ how do i configure existing players to listen to mp3??? Please help!

Also, i am aware of the famous video player for linux called Mplayer. I have even attmpted to install it from tarballs, but it didn't went smoothly - mplayer demands some twenty plus dependencies to be resolved. Is there any simpler way to get to watch .avi and .mpeg and other video on my new linux computer?

These two questions posted here are really essential for me, since if i can't use my comp as a multimedia station, linux really fades compared to Win i migrated from. But I would like to keep my new linux so much!
 
Old 09-25-2003, 09:59 AM   #2
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for mp3s you have to get the plugin which is available here
and as of video, xine is also just as popular as mplayer, which usually has less dependancies depending on what you have on your box....but in any case, to make any installation easy, and to not have to worry about dependancies you can always get apt-get...
get this and get this
and to save you questions, here is the apt-get how-to
 
Old 09-25-2003, 10:00 AM   #3
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for mp3 either install the patch at xmms.org for redhat or just remove that version and install the official entire version from xmms.org again.

http://mplayerhq.hu is superb. compiling from source tarballs will not ask for *ANY* extra packages at all, save for standard developement ones, e.g. XFree86-devel, which will happen on installing any source packages on a system like redhat, if they aren't already installed.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 02:03 PM   #4
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thank you both for very helpful comments, mp3 now is playing clear and loud , and i am about to install the required rpms for video playback. You do a great job guys to increase popularity of linux! thx again!
 
Old 09-25-2003, 04:03 PM   #5
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once again, thank you so much - xine installation with apt-get went just fine, very smoothly!
 
  


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