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Old 07-28-2006, 08:57 PM   #1
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video and audio players in Suse-10.1 and Fedora Core-5


1. I have installed suse 10 on my friend's system.1.By default xine and other
players are present in the
OS.But these players don't have plugins to support Windows (or proprietary) video
formats.So how to get those plugins?Can we get them by YAST(automatic
installation from net)??I heard that Win32(w32) codecs is needed for the default players to
play the prop. formats;if so where we need to copy and install those w32 codecs?IS it
available for each platform(like fc4/5 or Suse)?or is it that we need to copy the
directory of w32 to somewhere in Linux for the players to run all the formats??
I also heard that if Xine engine is present all the other players can play any format
using this engine--is it so??So in Suse what should we do to install this xine

2.Similarly for Fedora Core-5 i tried configuring the xine from tar ball.
a)unzipping the tar ball using tar command
d)make install
It failed in the third step and i couldn't install.As of now
there's no xine rpm available for FC5 and the older ones wont be able to run in
FC5..So using yum i installed amarok but that also doesn't play the windows
formats(mp3,avi,etc..).So using yum can i install any plugin for the
players(available like helix,totem and the amarok now) so that they will run all
video files.I installed xmms but that also has got some probs..Can i copy w32
codecs or install it in Linux so that the players will be able to play foriegn
formats also??What to do for this??Using yum i wasn't able to install xine player
and also when i gave:
yum list available
the output was so big that terminal couldn't hold everything...

Please respond..

Gejoe Daniel
Old 07-28-2006, 09:18 PM   #2
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edit: oops dubble post...

Last edited by jens; 07-28-2006 at 09:31 PM.
Old 07-28-2006, 09:23 PM   #3
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This should work for both Xine and MPlayer.
All as root:

mkdir /usr/local/lib/codecs/
mkdir /usr/lib/win32

tar xvfj all-20060501.tar.bz2

cp ./all-20060501/* /usr/local/lib/codecs/
cp ./all-20060501/* /usr/lib/win32/

chmod 755 /usr/local/lib/codecs/*
chmod 755 /usr/lib/win32/*

Both Xine and MPlayer will now be able to play everything...

Getting Xine and MPlayer:
Don't use source code for apps like Xine and Mplayer.
They're dependencies for other apps as well, so stick with RPMs.

I highly advice to use the SMART package manager instead of Yast.
It will come with many extra sofware repos including Packman and Guru:


XMMS with mp3 support:
Install the xmms-mp3 package.

Last edited by jens; 07-28-2006 at 09:36 PM.



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