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  1. #1

    Problem in installing Mplayer in Redhat Linux


    I cannot play .dat,.avi, or someother format files in redhat Linux, thats why i have downloaded Software for Mplayer from, there the file format is MPlayer 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 file.

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    Linux Guru
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    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    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:
    bunzip2 file.tar.bz2
    tar xf file.tar
    tar xjf file.tar.bz2
    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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