Thursday, January 17, 2008

installing video players in FC8 (Xine Player,real player and vlc player)

To install video players in your FC8 machine, i recommend you to install real player and vlc player and Xine Player.
  1. Real player to playback real media files
  2. VLC player as MPEG, DVD, and DivX player
  3. Xine Player which we can install the Binary Codecs to support the formats that Xine does not directly support
Installing Real Player:
First, go to https://player.helixcommunity.org/2004/downloads/ and download the rpm package from the Linux/x86 section.
Then go to terminal windows and enter the following commands:
install compat-libstdc++-33 compatibility libraries:
$ sudo yum install compat-libstdc++-33

then, cd to the directory where you save the real-player RPM and enter the command
$ sudo rpm -ivh [filename]

in my case, i entered
$ sudo rpm -ivh RealPlayer-10.0.4.750-20050401.i586.rpm

After the rpm is succesfully installed, the installation progress completed and your real player is ready to be used.

Installing vlc Player:

installing vlc player is very easy.
just enter the following command in terminal and wait, your vlc player will be ready upon the completion of the command.
$sudo yum -y install vlc

Installing Xine Player:

Firstly, install the Xine Player by using the following command

$ sudo yum install xine xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-nonfree libdvdcss

Then, enter the following instrcutions and wait for the download to be completed.
$ sudo wget http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/all-20071007.tar.bz2

after the download is completed, enter the following instructions into the terminal
$ sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/codecs
$ sudo tar -jxvf all-20071007.tar.bz2 --strip-components 1 -C /usr/lib/codecs/

Your Xine Player is now ready to be used.

Note: the all-20071007.tar.bz2 in tar -jxvf all-20071007.tar.bz2 --strip-components 1 -C /usr/lib/codecs/ is the filename of the binary codec you downloaded. Sometimes, the filename will be saved a little differently with the filename stated. Please use ls command to check whether the filename is matched.

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