DVD & video players

DVD playback
In order to play DVDs you must install the appropriate codecs.

$ sudo yum install libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay libdvdnav lsdvd libdvbpsi
Video Files playback
This way you will be able to play almost any video file.

$ cd ~/Download
$ wget http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/all-20071007.tar.bz2
$ tar -jxf all-20071007.tar.bz2
$ sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/codecs
$ sudo cp all-20071007/* /usr/local/lib/codecs
$ sudo ln -sf /usr/local/lib/codecs /usr/lib/codecs
$ sudo ln -sf /usr/local/lib/codecs /usr/local/lib/win32
$ sudo ln -sf /usr/local/lib/codecs /usr/lib/win32
$ rm -rf all-20071007
Now choose one of the following Video players and install it.
I prefer mplayer for video playback which is a very good player. It supports almost any video type, as well as DVD playback as long as you have the needed codecs installed as shown previously.

For KDE users:

$ sudo yum install kplayer
For GNOME users:

$ sudo yum install mplayer-gui
If you want to play DVD and video files with totem type:

$ sudo yum remove totem
$ sudo yum install totem-xine totem-xine-plparser xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-nonfree
$ sudo yum install gstreamer-ffmpeg ffmpeg ffmpeg-libs
$ sudo yum install xine xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-nonfree
$ sudo yum install gstreamer-ffmpeg ffmpeg ffmpeg-libs
vlc supports almost any video type.

$ sudo yum intall vlc
kaffeine is another KDE media player that uses the xine engine.

$ sudo yum install kaffeine
$ sudo yum install xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-nonfree
Download RealPlayer rpm from here . Next open a terminal and go to the Folder you downloaded it. Install it by typing:

$ sudo yum install compat-libstdc++-33
$ sudo rpm -hiv RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm
$ sudo yum remove HelixPlayer


About Tanveer
RIA (Rich Internet Application) Developer with a wide variety of business applications. Particularly interested in client/server and relational database design. Always interested in migration projects, as well as close interaction with the DB manufacturers.

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