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    video viewing program


    what is a good program for linux for viewing videos?

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    videos? like .avi and .mpeg files or cassettes? for the former, you can use
    mplayer, kaffeine, xine, or helix. you can use ogle to watch dvds. If your talking about VHS cassettes, then
    -lakerdonald

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    yea, i mean computer video files. thanks, i will check those proggies out

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    no problem whatsoever. just out of curiousity, which distro are you running?

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    FC2 , the lateset kernal for 386, i think.

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    YES me too, i have the latest 2.6.8 kernal. for some reason mplayer idnt see some lib it wanted so i went with xine. i was able to find some rpms for it. a good website is www.freshrpms.com i think it is. if not .org or something. also it would be good to look at your personal info on these forums and put in you distro. mabye even put in you system spescs in your sig. i think im gunna do that, all i hae i ther now is some quote i made up which when i look at it from the general person perspective it sounds kinda retarded since it depends on another idea that i had (gnu is open source stuff so its general publike or how i lic to think of it "Ours" with a capitol O) and then thers the 1 in there thats obviously an !

    also from the type of questions i see you ask it seems that you are new to this whole linux thing. so am i, i just seem to be a coupla steps ahead of you. i will see if there is anything i can do for you if i see you post. i alread saw you starcraft one!
    nVidia G-Force 6600GT (bfg) pci-e: amd 64 2000+ (939): 1024 corsair ram: 2X 80gb seagate harddisk SATA: plextor cd/dvd-read/write cdrom SATA

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    If your on FC2 check out yum. Look here for info on yum and a good config file - http://www.fedorafaq.org/ .

    Once you have it installed getting xine or mplayer are very easy

    yum install gmplayer
    and
    yum install gxine

    It will take care of all of the dependancies that are a pain in the a$$.

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