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Old 09-17-2004, 07:30 AM   #1
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Question Running .avi files in redhat9


Hello
I need to know if th default packages in RH9 run .avi files...
as i am unsucessful in running them......
if there is any player that can play and where to download it... please do tell me.....
 
Old 09-17-2004, 07:51 AM   #2
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Yes, there are many players for Linux but I think you are missing a codec (your .avi file must be encoded in some way - mpeg, for example). You might already have a player, I think RH whould come with a player of some sort.

Here are some links (and do not forget to get the codecs too):

Mplayer
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html

Xine
http://xinehq.de/

Here is a list of various open source software (including video soft)
http://www.chlug.org/oss_equiv.php

in case you need some more
http://www.exploits.org/v4l/

Good luck!
 
Old 09-17-2004, 12:17 PM   #3
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Hi
When I installed redhat9 the same happened to me.
What I did was download and compile mplayer. Very
easy to do:
./configure
make
make install (as root)

Mplayer is very simple and fast. It runs from a command line
but has lots of commands to control things. Plays mp3, mpeg,
avi, wma, wmv and some more. Oh, quality with wmv is
not so good though.

Have luck!
 
Old 09-17-2004, 12:30 PM   #4
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...just wanted to mention that Mplayer has a nice GUI frontend too, it is called gmplayer. You can find out all about it on the mplayers website, but I would recomend you look for rpm (specific to you particular distribution) on rpm site, for example:
http://rpmseek.com/index.html?hl=com
http://rpm.pbone.net/

One can also download plugins and skins for mplayer so that it looks slick and can do more. :-)
 
Old 09-17-2004, 05:47 PM   #5
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hi
to compile hmpalyer with gui support(gmaplyer)
u ne to configure itas

./configure -enable-gui --datadir=/usr/local

make

make-install

then install the default fonts and skins in /usr/local/skin and font directory

and run gmplayer
 
Old 09-19-2004, 11:43 PM   #6
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Cool

Ok guys will try this all
I am downloading the rpm package for the mplayer so i guess i will not have to usethe make file option if i stil have to use the make file option please do tell me.... as i recently loaded a ui component that automatically loads the rpm file when we show the file path... but in general where do the destination file get loaded is still a mystery to me... if anyione can help ,me regarding that please tell ,me so.............


 
Old 09-20-2004, 06:45 AM   #7
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hi there

in REDHAT u have a UI,u just Dbl click on rpm package and the installation starts by itself

also what destination r u talking about

regards
 
Old 09-21-2004, 12:49 PM   #8
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Well when we install a package using say
>rpm -ivh /filepath&name.rpm
where is it getting installed?????
 
Old 09-21-2004, 01:45 PM   #9
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hi there

if u r installing a system apckage(i.e.a package from the cd,then the lib goes in /lib,/usr/lib and likewise othere exe go in /bin,/sbin, /usr/bin

if u r installing a difent rpm then it usually goes in
/usr/local/lib and /usr/local/bin

if u want to find the location of a file then

run

updatedb (will take some time)

then

locate filename

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