Installing linux players on fedora.

November 2, 2008 at 1:50 pm (Audio / Video, linux apps, Linux codecs, Linux installation) (, , , , , , )

This article is about using redhat package manager (RPM) to install Mplayer, xmms player, real player etc… on Fedora and redhat. I hope same techniques can be used for Suse and Mandriva.

For each of the given names of packages  below visit www.rpmfind.net or rpmsearch, and copy and paste the package name.

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edit on 19/01/2010

Now it is much easier to install programs using yum and apt-get than from installing from the source. If you have set your repositaries correctly, following should work.

for  installing both mplayer and vlc player

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sudo apt-get install gmplayer vlc (for debian based systems)

yum install mplayer-gui vlc (for rpm based systems)

The information below were written two years ago and pretty much deprecated by now. 🙂

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Indentify your architecture (for pentium, dual core, C2D, athlon XP it’s i386 (x86); for 64-bit it’s x86_64. Learn more about RPM’s on my “Managing RPM’s” blog on linux installation category (This post may be pending). For example, you have p4, fedora9 and you want xmms, you choose

xmms-1.2.11-1.20071117cvs.1.fc9.i386.rpm note fc9 tag and i386 (if no tag is there, or noarch is there, you can choose for any architecture/fedora version).Package name with FC9 i386 compitable link as example.

1.Mplayer

mplayer-1.0-0.44.rc2.fc9.i386.rpm

2.Realplayer

http://www.real.com/realcom/R?href=http://forms.real.com/real/player/download.html?f=unix/RealPlayer11GOLD.rpm (for all fedora dist, any arch)

3.Helixplayer

HelixPlayer-1.0.9-2.fc9.i386.rpm

4.xmms player, for this you need

xmms

xmms-1.2.11-1.20071117cvs.1.fc9.i386.rpm

xmms-mp3

xmms-mp3-1.2.10-16.fc7.i386.rpm

continue with xmms-wma, xmms-skins if necessary xmms-libs

5. Gstreamer-ffmpeg

gstreamer-ffmpeg-0.10.5-1.fc9.i386.rpm

for mp3 for gstreamer use fluendo codec (google this to find a downloadable link)

for installing RPM’s, type in command line

su –

passwd:(Enter your pasword here)

rpm -ivh (rpm file) example:

rpm -ivh /home/malshan/HelixPlayer-1.0.9-2.fc9.i386.rpm

if no dependency errors found, now you’ve got program installed. Right clicking on a file on your explorer and saying to open with this program automatically sets that type of file with the program.

enjoy!

If any errors found, please reply.

sudo apt-get install gmplayer (for debian based systems)

yum install mplayer-gui (for rpm based systems)

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