LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-19-2006, 03:29 AM   #1
kissme1
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Posts: 29

Rep: Reputation: 15
recomendation on a video and audio player


i have fedora core 5 on my system i have the following audio players installed

kaboodle
helix player
noatun
rhythmbox music player

the probelm is that none of these play mp3 or wma let alone wmv and mpeg,

i want recommendations on a good video and audio playing software in linux which is very easy to install and configure and if possible the instructions on how to install

i am anxious in knowing the opeinion of you computer experts
 
Old 07-19-2006, 03:35 AM   #2
Thetargos
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Mexico City
Distribution: Fedora, Ubuntu & Mint
Posts: 1,679

Rep: Reputation: 45
Of those noatun, kaboodle and Rhythmbox are frontends for engines, you need to install the plugins for the engines for them to actually play the formats. In other words, you need to get the codecs for the engines. Get mplayer or xine if you can, those will solve most of your problems, and you can even use either as a backend engine for at least kaboodle and noatun. As for Rhythmbox, you will need to install the codecs in the gstreamer plugins according to your distro.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 03:45 AM   #3
ethics
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: London
Distribution: Arch - Latest
Posts: 1,522

Rep: Reputation: 45
use yum to get mplayer, it should get the codecs too, nothing will play proprietry formats like those out of the box on fedora because of licensing issues
 
Old 07-19-2006, 05:50 AM   #4
kissme1
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Posts: 29

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
ok i found a sort of solution in this amazing guide which solved most of my problems here it is http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...ion_notes.html

i hope this helps other users
 
Old 07-19-2006, 10:04 AM   #5
kissme1
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Posts: 29

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by ethics
use yum to get mplayer, it should get the codecs too, nothing will play proprietry formats like those out of the box on fedora because of licensing issues
well i did this but i am in trouble now this is what the problem is

i wanted to install yum to access local system rpm's(on a system folder) so i follwed a guide on internet to do this i did the following as root

Created a repository directory called "repo":

# mkdir -p /home/repo

2.)Created a RPMS directory inside repo:

# mkdir -p /home/repo/rpms


3.)Changed to the "repo" directory:

# cd /home/repo

4.)Copied all rpm's from my DVD into the RPMS directory:

# cp /media/disk/Fedora/RPMS/* rpms

5.)Copied the "comps.xml" file to the repo directory:

# cp media/disk/repodata/comps.xml .

6.)Created the repository metadata:

# rpm -Uvh RPMS/createrepo*
# createrepo -g comps.xml .

7.)Configured yum to use my new repository:
commented out(added # to the start of) all lines starting with "baseurl" and "mirrorlist" in the [core] repository section at the top of the /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-core.repo file

8.)Added the following line to the same section in the same file:
baseurl=file:///home/repo

9.)I also disabled all the other repositories to prevent problems by changing enabled=1 to enabled=0 in all of them(I don't know if this was necessary, but I didn't want to screw it up)


now the problem is that when i tried to install mplayer via

yum -y install mplayer mplayer-skins mplayer-fonts

it shows this
Code:
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
dries                                                                [1/3]
core                                                                 [2/3]
macromedia                                                           [3/3]
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
No Match for argument: mplayer
No Match for argument: mplayer-skins
No Match for argument: mplayer-fonts
Nothing to do
i removed the baseurl=file:///home/repo line but it still gives the same error i also tried inserting baseurl=file:///media/disk but still no luck errors change but the end result is the same

my fedora-core.repo file looks like this now

Code:
[core]
name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch
baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/$releasever/$basearch/os/
mirrorlist=http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors/fedora-core-$releasever
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY

[core-debuginfo]
name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Debug
baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/$releasever/$basearch/debug/
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY

[core-source]
name=Fedora Core $releasever - Source
baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/$releasever/source/SRPMS/
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY
any help will be appreciated

Last edited by kissme1; 07-19-2006 at 10:07 AM.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 10:12 AM   #6
kissme1
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Posts: 29

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
another thing i would like to tell you ppl so u can have a bit more info in my case is that i followed this guide to enable yum and it was due to this guide that i wanted yum to run locally as when i started to update yum in the last line it showed me that it will download 650 mb from internet so i skipped the last part when it downloaded 8 files out of 250 here is the guide

Code:
    *  Open the terminal. Type:

      su -

      Hit enter. Type your root password. Hit enter.

    * Type:

      rpm -ivh http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrpms/fedora/linux/5/freshrpms-release/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm

      Hit enter and wait for the installation to complete.

    * Type:

      gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/macromedia.repo

      Hit enter and gedit will open.

    * Type or copy and paste the following in gedit:

      [macromedia]
      name=Macromedia for i386 Linux
      #baseurl=http://macromedia.rediris.es/rpm/
      #baseurl=http://macromedia.mplug.org/rpm/
      baseurl=http://sluglug.ucsc.edu/macromedia/rpm/
      enabled=1
      gpgcheck=1
      gpgkey=http://sluglug.ucsc.edu/macromedia/FEDORA-GPG-KEY


      Be sure there is a carriage return (blank line) at the bottom of the file. Click the "save" icon in gedit and then close gedit.

    * Type:

      gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/dries.repo

      Hit enter and gedit will open.

    * Type or copy and paste the following in gedit:

      [dries]
      name=Extra Fedora rpms dries - $releasever - $basearch
      baseurl=http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/dries.ulyssis.org/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/dries/RPMS/
      enabled=1
      gpgcheck=1


      Be sure there is a carriage return (blank line) at the bottom of the file. Click the "save" icon in gedit and then close gedit.

    * While still in the root terminal type:

      rpm --import http://freshrpms.net/packages/RPM-GPG-KEY.txt

      Hit enter. You have just imported the GPG key for the freshrpms repository.

    * Also type:

      rpm --import http://apt.sw.be/dries/RPM-GPG-KEY.dries.txt

      Hit enter. You have just imported the GPG key for the dries repository.

    * Type:

      yum -y update

      Hit enter. Your system will be updated. Reboot your machine.
Note:
as i mentioned i skipped the last part ( yum -y update)when it downloaded 8 files out of 250
Also i have only 3 repositories files enabled
dries.repo
macromedia.repo
fedora-core.repo
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
need a audio video player for RHEl4 bishalpoudyal Linux - Software 1 05-25-2006 11:54 AM
Video Input Recomendation Needed benrose111488 Linux - Hardware 1 11-04-2005 08:46 AM
Have downloaded & installed Real Player on my FC2. audio appears to work but video no aschandru Linux - Software 2 04-26-2005 10:38 AM
Need a Video Card Recomendation!!! spiritwing Linux - Hardware 1 01-04-2004 06:09 PM
Need a Video Card Recomendation!!! spiritwing Linux - Hardware 0 01-04-2004 05:17 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:40 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration