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Old 01-18-2004, 11:21 PM   #1
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Best video player and other software to try


Hey, I just got the new Fedora Core 1 up and running(for the most part) and I am wondering about a few things. First of all has anybody already got this going and found a good video and/or audio player. Second of all, my system still needs to be tweaked a little and I could use a little help. I got a nforce 2 mobo and need drivers for the built in AC97 audio as well as the onboard LAN. I also have an Xterasys wLAN. It is the XN-2511b model and is 802.11b compliant in case you dont know. I am having problems getting that working, if anybody could assist, that would be great. By the way I am a bit of a newbie so try to keep that mind if you find yourself helping me out.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 01:21 AM   #2
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http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_nforce_1.0-0261.html

Get the nforce drivers from there, and READ THE DOCUMENTATION. I cannot stress that enough. No wizard is going to pop up and guide you, but it's not very hard either.


Video==mplayer
Audio==xmms
 
Old 01-19-2004, 03:28 AM   #3
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Video player: Mplayer, but does audio as well
Audio: XMMS

I almost certain they are in your dist, so they're very easy to install...
 
Old 01-19-2004, 06:14 AM   #4
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Mplayer is better installed from source.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 06:32 AM   #5
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You can try xine too.It's a good video player.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 06:44 AM   #6
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I use mplayer, its awesome! Is there any other media player better than mplayer?
 
Old 01-19-2004, 07:34 PM   #7
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Well, I tried to get mplayer and xine, because I couldnt get the first to work. In the end, neither are working. I think that I installed them correctly because I used as many online guides and walkthroughs as I could find. What is my next step, does anybody know what to do next to figure out what is wrong.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 10:12 PM   #8
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How did you install mplayer? The best way is to go to www.mplayerhq.hu, get the source and compile it. The first time is a little tricky, you'll undoubtedly have some dependency problems. This may also be a good time to get yourself apt4rpm. I think it's available from either sourceforge or berlios.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 10:21 PM   #9
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VideoLAN

This my choice for a media player for audio and video.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 10:25 PM   #10
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Well, I did get the source and compile it. As far as I know it went flawlessly, except that the finished product doesnt work. I will have to get apt4rpm and give it another try.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 10:53 PM   #11
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video player: mplayer , installed from source. I had a little trouble configuring it with the right output devices, but after i got that straightened out it works better than anything else I've used in Linux, Windows, or Mac.

Other GUI software to try....
image viewer: XnView
music mixing: Ardour
sound editing: Sweep
cdrecord frontend: gcombust
mp3 rip (cdparanoia/lame) frontend: dekagen
system monitor: GKrellM
process manager: qps
code editing: Bluefish
vector animation: Moho
web browser: Mozilla Firebird
 
Old 01-19-2004, 11:38 PM   #12
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If I was just going to try for a fresh install, would you recommend that I get rid of my current version entirely. If so, since I don't know the best way to do that. what would be the best/easiest way to remove the first installation.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 12:11 AM   #13
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Well, I did get the source and compile it. As far as I know it went flawlessly, except that the finished product doesnt work. I will have to get apt4rpm and give it another try.
What happened? What error messages (if any) did you get? How did you invoke mplayer? Did you download and untar the codecs package BEFORE compiling?
 
Old 01-20-2004, 01:35 AM   #14
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Well, the only error message I got was that my X11 video was wrong and I needed XFree86-devel, or something to that effect. So I got that and tried again and it installed, but when I try and run it, it just doent work, no matter what I try. I have tried to open it in every way I can think of. Through command, changing default video player, etc. Yes, I did put all the codecs in the location it requested, untar'd before compiling. I really just dont know.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 03:37 AM   #15
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What error messages are you getting when you try to run mplayer?
 
  


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