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Old 03-06-2005, 08:31 PM   #1
RichMan1
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Quicktime 4 Linux Installation


Dear All:

How do I install Quicktime 4 Linux? I followed the directions on the website and typed "tar jxf [package name]" and I don't know how to run it. Any hints?

Sincerely,
Richard
 
Old 03-06-2005, 11:20 PM   #2
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Is there a Quicktime for linux? That's new. Anyway, you are better off using mplayer:

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/

it supports a hell lot of codecs, including quicktime and is a superior media player then Apple's or MS for that matter

If you still want to try installing that application you have, check out this link to learn how to install programs in Linux:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094

Good luck!
 
Old 03-06-2005, 11:33 PM   #3
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Thank you, but I also want to run things inside my Firefox browser. All it says is "need to install plugin" and then when I click on the puzzle piece icon to find plugins, it says it can't find the plugin. So, how do I get mplayer, which I have, to play it. Also, do Xine, XMMS, and Helix player do the same things as mplayer, cause I'd like to uninstall at least one of the 4 media players I have you know? It takes up space

Sincerely,
Richard
 
Old 03-06-2005, 11:40 PM   #4
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I think mplayer can do all the the other players can, from either gui and command line, but I could be wrong (as usual). Here is a list of plugins for firefox:

https://pfs.mozilla.org/plugins/

Here is a FAQ to install those plugins in Linux:

http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/firefox-linux.html

Since you have Fedora on your profile, here is the Firefox/Mplayer plugin for Fedora:

http://www.fedoranews.org/tchung/mplayerplug-in/2.70/

I hope it helps.

Good luck!
 
  


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