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Old 07-07-2002, 12:30 AM   #1
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video player

I'm making tons of progress with linux!!
I set up redhat 7.3 as mainly a ftp server and an apache web server and basically to just learn linux. Well I like what I have seen so far and have learned so much. So now I don't want to use one of my windows pc's for all my multimedia enjoyments such as listening to music and watching videos.....

I want to be able to play mpeg's and avi's and even watch tv with my t.v. tuner and maybe even create mpegs from my sony digital video camera. Where do I begin? the first step is to get mpegs and avi's to work but I have no idea where to start..

I d/l xine and tried it but the system just hangs(i havnt done any configurations)

I have a PIII 700...ATI All in Wonder Pro 128 4xagp video card and a soundblaster live sc. I can play music and mp'3 no problem and I can play all the video games that come with the redhat7.3 distribution

Can any point me in the right direction? I'm not sure where to start. I just wanted to say that without you guys helping me out i would have given up on linux a long time ago. Thanks!!
Old 07-07-2002, 02:40 AM   #2
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If you can get it to work, it's the best one I have found. Acid_Kewpie suggests this alot, so I tried it, and it's been great.

For capturing from your Sony Digital Camcorder you'll want to check out and also

Once you get video working, let me know. I will help you set up your system for your camcorder, that is my most recent accomplishment so it's fresh on my mind.
Old 07-07-2002, 03:02 AM   #3
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Hey, actually since I have all this time at work to do nothing but post, I will be posting a How-To on capturing Digital Video in Linux, I will be using my DSC-TRV830 as the example. So, when you want, check out the how to. It will be called Digital Video How To and I will post it in the Software Forum.
Old 07-10-2002, 08:51 AM   #4
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Xine come with RedHat 7.3.

xawtv is the program for viewing television, it also comes with redhat.
Old 07-10-2002, 10:49 AM   #5
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MPlayer.. does it all. although watching V with MPlayer is a bit drawn out. i'd recommend Xawtv and FBtv for tv cards. and i'd recommend you didn't even bother with Xine.


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