Linked by Robert C. Dowdy on Tue 8th Oct 2002 02:36 UTC
Red Hat I know what you're thinking, but don't worry. This article isn't 'Yet Another Red Hat 8.0 Review'. This article is primarily about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a newbie, but it's also about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a KDE user. Why? I happen to be a KDE user, so it makes sense I'd focus more on what I know the most about. Plus, I still remember the frustration of staring with something akin to terror at a blank command line with lots of ideas about what I'd like to do and very little knowledge of how to do it.
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RE: mplayer
by Rob on Tue 8th Oct 2002 04:30 UTC

The quickest way to find out what's available is with the "apt-cache search" command. Just give it a general request and see what pops up.

"apt-cache search mplayer" turns up mplayer and mplayer-skins

If you then do "apt-get install mplayer mplayer-skins" apt will connect and figure out it also needs

"aalib divx4linux lame libdv libdvdcss libdvdread lirc"

Then it'll ask if you want to continue, and you can say yes and watch everything get installed. I don't really use anything but Ogle (just for watching DVDs occasionally) so I don't know if that constitutes "all the main codecs" or not. This would definitely get you started though. There are some codecs built for Mandrake 9.0 at ... if FreshRPMS hasn't included some codecs (like win32 and openquicktime) you want, you might be able to get the Mandrake source RPMS and use rpmbuild to rebuild them for Red Hat.

FreshRPMS also has some Xine packages, I believe.