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twn_onizuka
17th June 2005, 03:38 PM
Hi guys,
just want to know what is the best media software?
I want something where i can watch dvds, mpgs, divx and xvids....?
an all round package

bitrain
17th June 2005, 03:39 PM
I use mplayer, some others use xine, but I like mplayer. There will be many others, it is just a matter of personal preference.

Ricky
17th June 2005, 03:44 PM
I use MPLAYER too. I tried many, but it still the best. (my opinion) :)

sailor
17th June 2005, 03:46 PM
Totem-xine is what I am using now...
I prefer xine to most other players...

Hex
17th June 2005, 07:30 PM
I like Xine but can't get it working yet, so I'm using and enjoying Mplayer at the moment, plus it has a Firefox plugin, which is awesome.

Lluisanunez
17th June 2005, 07:34 PM
mplayer plays everything -if you take care to install all the plugins and codecs

bkedelen
17th June 2005, 07:52 PM
mplayer is one of the open source movements greatest achievements:
first get your mplayer on:
yum install mplayer
then roll over to their codec page:
http://www4.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/codecs.html
and grab the "all" archive, which has pretty much evey codec you could need
unzip the archive and rename the resulting directory "codecs"
mv codecs /usr/local/lib/.
ln -s /usr/local/lib/codecs /usr/local/lib/win32
ln -s /usr/local/lib/codecs /usr/lib/codecs
ln -s /usr/local/lib/codecs /usr/lib/win32
Now watch everything with mplayer, and never have more than one movie player installed on your machine again.

jtang613
17th June 2005, 08:00 PM
Both mplayer and xine are good players.

- Xine easily beats mplayer in DVD playback. Xine can handle dvd menus - mplayer can not
- Xine-libs are also used in Totem (the Fedora default)
- Both mplayer and xine can use the same codec packages, so no feature loss here
- I believe there is a Totem browser plugin, similar to the mplayer-plugin
- Mplayer includes the mencoder utility for encoding video

I'd install both.

m2c,
Jason

Hrothgar
18th June 2005, 07:07 PM
tried installing mplayer "yum install mplayer"..... got this error

yum install mplayer
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
http://mirror2etf.bg.ac.yu/distributions/fedora/updates/4/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (-2, 'Name or service not known')>
Trying other mirror.
http://linux.admin.uillinois.edu/pub/linux/fedora/linux/core/updates/4/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOError: HTTP Error 403: Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 18:06:01 GMT
Server: Apache/2.0.46 (Red Hat)
Content-Length: 358
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Trying other mirror.
updates-released 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
extras 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
base 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
primary.xml.gz 100% |=========================| 63 kB 00:00
updates-re: ################################################## 158/158
Added 122 new packages, deleted 0 old in 1.14 seconds
Parsing package install arguments
No Match for argument: mplayer
Nothing to do


any suggestions?

erni3ball22
18th June 2005, 07:17 PM
Might want to check where your repos. are pointed to, I think they might need to be at the livna something or other.

bitrain
18th June 2005, 07:45 PM
Use tejas' script to set up the repos, then try again:
http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=59904

Lluisanunez
18th June 2005, 08:36 PM
I found imdeemvp's howto to be the best:
http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=27279