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Old 02-10-2011, 02:38 PM   #1
murtuzanaqvi
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Question Real Player not able to play avi and mp4 formats


tried doing yum install mplayer, it says "No package mplayer available".
Installed real player as its rpm is available and its installation was smooth. I'm able to play mp3 files on real player 11.
My distro is RHEL5.
Can anyone help me with this. Need to play avi and mp4 formats on my system.
 
Old 02-10-2011, 03:24 PM   #2
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tried doing yum install mplayer, it says "No package mplayer available".
Installed real player as its rpm is available and its installation was smooth. I'm able to play mp3 files on real player 11.
My distro is RHEL5.
Can anyone help me with this. Need to play avi and mp4 formats on my system.
Right, it wouldn't be. Go to the MPlayer website and download it, and follow the installation instructions. http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html

And since you're using RHEL5, why don't you contact RedHat support, since you're paying for it with your subscription?? If you're not paying for support, then don't use RHEL, since you won't get patches/updates/fixes/etc. Use a community supported distro, and you'll even get a package for MPlayer. Try Ubuntu, Mint, or Fedora.
 
Old 02-10-2011, 09:52 PM   #3
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are there any upgrade paths from RHEL5 to Fedora or any other distro. Or do i have to install them from scratch.
 
Old 02-10-2011, 10:45 PM   #4
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are there any upgrade paths from RHEL5 to Fedora or any other distro. Or do i have to install them from scratch.
No, they're totally different distros. Visit the distrowatch website, or look on the LQ homepage, to find links to the different distros, and read up on them.

RHEL is a pay-for distro, if you want support, and it's clearly stated on their website, if you looked.
 
  


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