Re: Installing Videoplayers
From: Michael (michael_at_redhat.net)
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 01:14:24 -0700
On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 13:51:13 +0200, Nils O. Selåsdal wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 06:48:12 -0500, the_torst wrote:
>> Hi again,
>> I've found a few videoplayers out there, but I don't know how
>> to install them.
>> I usually get a tar.gz file, and no matter what file I click in it,
>> only text comes up.
>> What am I supposed to do?
> Open a terminal(command line)
> Make sure you have the compiler & development files installed.
> tar -xvzf file.tar.gz
> cd file
> make install
>> Thanks a lot for helping guys.
> Imho. Just go to www.freshrpms.net, and install the mplayer rpms
> Much easier, and mplayer is all you need for playing videos.
> (well, perhaps xine or ogle if you'll watch dvds.)
For what it's worth, I've been very happy using Xine... Very nice... and I
can even save streaming QuickTime videos to disk... and capture still
photos from them. The latter is very handy for me since my Olympus camera
uses QuickTime video format. The one thing with Xine is that you need to
get a plugin for each video format... but it's very easy. This site has
some good stuff for RH9... http://cambuca.ldhs.cetuc.puc-rio.br/xine/