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Offline naughty_bear

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how to play video files in linux
« on: October 29, 2003, 03:49:59 PM »
could anyone paste a step ba step info ... how could i play a vedio file on ma linux box .... i got redhat 8.0 gnome desktop

Offline dalek

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2003, 04:31:29 PM »
Not completely sure about Redhat 8 but look and see if you have a program called Xine.  That I think is what plays video in Linux.

I'm not sure on the step by step part.  Mine looks a lot like a DVD player though.

Hope that helps.


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Offline Ricky

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how to play video files in linux
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2003, 05:45:24 PM »
Well to play AV file u need to have a AV player.
I prefer mplayer of linux. It is one of the best AV player in LInux. at least of me. (donno about others)

Well if you don't have mplayer then u can get it from

To play a vcd from mplayer do the follwoing command at console..
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mplayer -vcd 1
To play a dvd
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mplayer -dvd 1
Also u can play a file. (assume that i have a vdo file in /home/songs/myvdo.mpg)
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mplayer /home/songs/myvdo.mpg
Mplayer has got a gui version also ... name gmplayer

Also as u understand the use of mplayer u will find that it is best.

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how to play video files in linux
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2003, 10:31:48 PM »
download mplayer and also the codecs from its site. then compile it by enabling gui. u can play files from it by giving the command
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mplayer -ao(audio output) <the codec> -vo(video output) <the codec> -fs (full screen)  <filename>
use the gui gmplayer by giving command
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Offline michaeln

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video player
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2004, 11:52:10 PM »
Don't forget about video lan

www.videolan.org/  :D