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hi when we got to realplayer site to download the rpm for realplayer 8, under instructions it says " For Red Hat 5.x installations: Employ the --nodeps option of the ...
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    realplayer installation on redhat 9.0


    hi

    when we got to realplayer site to download the rpm for realplayer 8, under instructions it says " For Red Hat 5.x installations: Employ the --nodeps option of the RPM installer. Users updating current installations should use the --force option. "

    what is this --nodeps option ?

    to install the *.rpm how would the command look like ?


    thanks

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    What distro are you using and which version of real player have you downloaded? I'd suggest mplayer since it's so versatile in running different media formats.
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    I agree; download MPlayer instead. It can handle Real Media formats, along with many others as well, and it's most likely better than RealPlayer anyway.

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    r u guys sure that mplayer will do better and handle all the real player format?

    i use real player to see video news on bbc and other sites and play online streaming radio channels.

    i have finally settled with redhat 9.0

    [ i gave up on debian. debian is nothing but pain in the ass ]

    last time i installed mplayer and all the instuctions dolda gave to run from command prompt. it did not work.

    dolda said there r two versions of mplayer. and one is gmplayer.

    since u guys will instruct me how to install it.

    please let me know how to configure mplayer so that i can play dvds too.

    by the way freshrpms.net has rpms for mplayer too.

    but i believe to decode and play dvds we need some extra dvd decoders and patchs?

    thanks

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    To decode DVDs, you'll need the illegal LibCSS. See this thread:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/viewtopic.php?t=3798
    It was started by you, but later on, a new user, fragment, posted a follow-up question that included the use of LibCSS.

    gmplayer comes with the normal version of MPlayer. Just run configure with the --enable-gui option to enable it.

    In what way did it not work? Can you post some more descriptive errors?

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    dolda i dont get it

    initially i downloaded all the libraries for xine from freshrpms.net even libdvdcss

    still xine was not able to play dvds .........

    if i download gmplayer and install it using *.tar or *.bz2 file .... can i install libdvdcss as an rpm ?

    can the tar*ed installation access libdvdcss that was installed using rpm?

    it shouldnt rite? cuz rpm is just the format or initialization of installation.

    let me know

    thanks.

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    I don't know about the libdvdcss RPM, but it is common for library RPMs to only include the runtime files. To compile a program to use such a library, you will also need the development files (headers and the like). These are often distributed in an RPM with same name, and a -devel appended to the end (ie. libdvdcss-devel in this case). See if you can find that, and then try again after you have installed it.

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    yes there is libdvdcss-devel

    i thought thats only for those people who r into programming and software development

    so dolda if u can take a look at this page and let me know what other files i need to download and install for mplayer to make it play dvds as well as real player formats

    http://shrike.freshrpms.net/rpm.html?id=847

    [ u can see the list of all rpms on the left ]

    also when there will be official support for dvd playback on linux?

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    Yes, that's the one. I think that will enable DVD playback, but I can't really say for sure. Remember that you have to recompile MPlayer after you have installed libdvdcss-devel.

    To install the support for RealPlayer formats, download the codec files from this page:
    http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/
    It is very important that you read the documentation, located on this page:
    http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/codecs.html
    Scroll down a bit to reach the RealVideo part. It is section 2.2.1.8.

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    could you guys post a link to a site where i can download this mplayer? RH9 doesn't ship with a media for handling movies and sorts, or does it? i would prefer RPM than tar.

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