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Hello, I cannot play .dat,.avi, or someother format files in redhat Linux, thats why i have downloaded Software for Mplayer from www.Linux.com , there the file format is MPlayer 1.0pre7.tar.bz ...
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    Problem in installing Mplayer in Redhat Linux


    Hello,

    I cannot play .dat,.avi, or someother format files in redhat Linux, thats why i have downloaded Software for Mplayer from www.Linux.com, there the file format is MPlayer 1.0pre7.tar.bz and so i downloaded that, After download has completed it seems that the file is in the form of MPlayer 1.0pre7.tar.tar. To extract the files, i need to extract 2 times, and so iam not able to install files. Where can and how can i get and extract .tar.bz file.

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    I split this post into the "Installation" forum. Please create a new thread when writing about a completely unrelated thing.

    Anyhow, there are several ways of unpacking .tar.bz2 files. To list a few:
    Code:
    bunzip2 file.tar.bz2
    tar xf file.tar
    Code:
    tar xjf file.tar.bz2
    Code:
    bzcat file.tar.bz2 | tar x
    There are a couple of GUI tools to do it, too, but I can't say I know anything about those.

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