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Old 03-11-2005, 07:39 PM   #1
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mythilogical VLC binaries...


Hi all,
I was hoping that I could get some help installing VLC. I've searched around and found no binaries. The download page for Mandrake on their site is... um... usless. Of course, it's always possible that the answer is staring me in the face and I'm just too inexperienced to see it.

I did find one of the older RMPs, but, not only do I not want to use an old one, but when I tried to install it, it told me I was missing libs. Sooooo I tried to install all the video libs that supposedly came with Mandrake 10, only to have it ask me to load disk 4 -- which I don't have.

I'm not very familiar with package installation, which I can find the information for. But I also can't seem to find the binaries for VLC.

Any ideas?

Thanks a TON!
 
Old 03-11-2005, 08:13 PM   #2
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Do you mean VNC?

The VNC RPM's are available in the repositories.

See my sig...

If you mean the VideoLan client, those too are available in the repositories.


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Old 03-11-2005, 09:04 PM   #3
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Nope. I meant VLC. Apparenly, it's a free video player:

[from their website www.videolan.org] The VideoLAN project targets multimedia streaming of MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and DivX files, DVDs, digital satellite channels, digital terrestial television channels and live videos on a high-bandwidth IPv4 or IPv6 network in unicast or multicast under many OSes. VideoLAN also features a cross-platform multimedia player, VLC, which can be used to read the stream from the network or display video read locally on the computer under all GNU/Linux flavours, all BSD flavours, Windows, Mac OS X, BeOS, Solaris, QNX, Familiar Linux...

I wanted something that I could play videos with. I tried one of the programs that came with M10, but none of them have sound when playing back wmv files. If I can't get this other thing to work, I'll have to see if I can get Totem or one of those to work. Quite frankly, I'm finding the video thing to be quite confusing.

Would be nice to find something to play RMs that's not Windoze based, but I don't think that exists at the moment. Perhaps it never will.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 09:15 PM   #4
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If you set up your URPMI sources, one of the RPM's you will obtain along with some of the players contains the Windows Codecs.

This is what you are effectively missing to hear sound in the standard players, such as mplayer.

However support for the miriad of WM formats is not consistent accross the differing players available in Linux.

XP externalizes the codecs while Linux sort of binds them in.

And yes the VideoLan clients are available in the URPMI sources...
 
Old 03-11-2005, 09:23 PM   #5
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But WHERE are they??
 
Old 03-11-2005, 11:43 PM   #6
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In the repository...

Set up your sources, see my sig...

then

urpmi vlc
 
  


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