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    I want a descent Movie Player [ AVI ] for Red Hat 9.0

    I want a decent Movie Player [ AVI ] for Red Hat 9.0
    The problem I am facing is that as my processor is AMD Athlon , many rpms are not working. Also the system is crashing while I am trying to run some multimedia app, xine is one of them.

    I downloaded avifile, and it is working , but not decently.
    While it is showing 2 screens vertically side by side.

    And it is never auto-detecting the saturation-hue etc.
    [may be I am dealing with corrupt avi divx files ]

    And also, I want a decent VCD clipper tool, graphical.

  2. #2
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    Nov 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    I dont know any video clipper but I do know a VERY good player, MPLAYER, Kafeine (i use this one) are all available as source, if RPM is giving you a problem, then compile all of it yourself...
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    Dunedin, New Zealand
    Add VLC to the list. [edit: it's just a media player, not a clipper]

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    VLC is not compliling , iI installed the whole of RH9.0 , except the dervers, and still it is unable to find some libsound header files.
    i tried RPM and it is still not working.

    It says rpm will require 26 different obj files.

    is there any decent way in which things can be installed in Linux? Apart from searching rpms and compilng source code, which most of the time get's asegmentation fault?
    man , it sounds like io am too harsh, but after 14 hrs day at office if I have to fix this sort of silly problems with my PC....

  6. #5
    Linux Enthusiast
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    Dec 2004
    Rockin' in the USA!!!
    if you want a simple installation utility, try yum. It is command-line based and will download the lates rpms of your requested program _and_ all of it's dependancies, and then installs them in the proper place. I'm not sure if it comes with RH9, but it can be downloaded from;..]m/down..._73.noarch.rpm, install it with rpm -i <yum-package-name>. Then run yum install <program-name>. Also try adding a "*" to the end of the package name as it will not always recognize shortened package names.

  7. #6
    Linux Enthusiast
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    Jun 2004
    Windsor, CO
    Hmmm... I never had those kinds of problems, even when starting with linux for the first time. Installing from source actually works quite well most of the time.

    It probably has to do with using an old distro like Redhat 9, I reccomend upgrading to something that at least has kernel 2.6 in it, like Fedora Core 2 or 3, or Mandrake 10.1, etc.
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