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Old 03-21-2005, 10:25 PM   #1
Registered: May 2004
Location: Student of University of Mumbai, Maharastra State, India
Distribution: Redhat Linux 9.0, Knoppix LIVE CD, Ubuntu Live CD, Kubuntu Live CD
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Find a good media player

I have XMMS, (the latest version) installed in my Redhat Linux 9.0 (2.4.20-8). I have my onboard video card SiS650, Sound Card SiS7012.

I have unknowingly installed Xine libraries but I dont have a good media player for my Redhat. Please suggest me a good media player for Redhat. I have already tried Mplayer and it does not seem to work well.

However, I do have Real Player but I am not sure, whether, it does work as it work in Windows.

Also, if possible, please give the me the website that would give me the rpm of the software rather than its source which would have to be compiled and so on.....

I find it much easier to install through rpm and do not insist on the source code as I am still learning a lot of basics in Computer Science.
Old 03-21-2005, 10:36 PM   #2
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Location: Bozeman, Montana
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I would personally recommend mPlayer over Xine, but that's just personal preference. And installing from source is really easy..... but anyway, I would say pick either one of the two. You should consider updating to Fedora Core 2 or 3 as it comes bundles with both Xine and mPlayer.
Fedora and Redhat are relatively the same....
Old 03-22-2005, 01:23 AM   #3
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You know, I don't care how many times I install Fedora or Mandrake. One of those players, either Xine or Mplayer ALWAYS gives me some type of error or another. I thougth that these software packages would work out of the box not need more or extra downloads or compiling. That part sucks eggs.


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