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Old 02-07-2003, 12:01 AM   #1
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Question Good MultiMedia Player for Linux?

I am wondering what a good Multimedia player for Linux. I wish to play MP3, MPEG, AVI, and DIVX formats. I just installed Redhat 8.0 today on my old comp to give it a test run, and i found i cant watch any of my movies or listen to any om my music. Also, When you install things on linux do they install themselves or is it more complicated than clicking a Setup Icon. If so please try to explain the best you can. Thanks.
Old 02-07-2003, 12:13 AM   #2
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well redhat 8 left alot of stuff out of their version which bites. thats why i stuck with mandrake 9. for mp3, ogg, go with XMMS, pretty much the same as winamp for windows(you can use the same skins too!)

as far as divx and mpeg goes, i love MPlayer. you might have a hard time compiling from source as the rpms's for redhat 8 arent available, but 7.3 are.
Xine is another good video player and i belive avi's are supported(but you need the damn codecs with redhat 8)

in redhat, mandrake, suse, you use "rpm's" to install apps, files, etc. its "redhat package management" files. but...............due to dependencies issues with rpms' alot of people like to install the source files which helps out sometimes because you might not need certian files an rpm complains for.

the source files might come in a .tar.gz file format and you would need to extract, do a ./configure, then a make, and a make install as root.

its that simple as long as you have the libraries you need. usually during the ./configure, any crapping out will tell you whats missing and what not.

hope this helps a bit.

Old 02-07-2003, 12:33 AM   #3
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another ?

Ok when i'm told to do a ./config where am i supposed to type that? Like i said im a complete newb to any form of linux but im not gonna give it up. If you can help me itd be greatly appreciated. Thnks.
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you type most commands that you will use in a terminal like "konsole". if you are using kde and konqueror file browser, from the directory where the file is you want to configure go to "tools"and click on "open terminal" and it will open it to that directory then type ./config or ./configure whichever your app asks for. alternately you can bring up a terminal from your menu.
Old 02-07-2003, 05:55 PM   #5
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Has anyone here had success playing the new Animatrix film? I have MPlayer with Quicktime support enabled and the Win32 DLLs installed, but I get sound and no video (with the error message mjpeg: unsupported coding type). Does anyone have any ideas?

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Old 02-08-2003, 03:34 PM   #6
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MP3 support for RH8:

RH8 is good but only after you set up Java, Flash, MP3 support, Acrobat, etc.
Old 02-08-2003, 06:57 PM   #7
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xmms for any music files (cd's, mp3, shoutcast)

mplayer for watching movies, avi, mov, mpeg, mpg

xmms linux

mplayer linux

to find them - welcome to linux.
Old 02-09-2003, 10:18 PM   #8
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avifile-aviplay for avi files, problems with Indeo 5.0 format using mplayer and xine. I agree, xmms for mp3 and mplayer for movies.
Old 02-09-2003, 10:23 PM   #9
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Tutorial on Redhat8-

Don't forget to Google a bit for how to enable DMA in Redhat. /sbin/hdparm is your friend in this quest.
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avifile-aviplay for avi files
you're joking right?
Old 02-10-2003, 07:38 AM   #11
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What's wrong with aviplay?


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