What is the best DVD Player for Red Hat Linux 7.1??
Anyone here who can recommend where I can get it?? And since I'm new to linux, can you tell me what exactly is the file to get or you can email it to me @ email@example.com ... Thanks
For linux DVD player the best (IMO) is found at www.linuxvideo.org you will need to download the stable release RPMs for libcss, OMS, and OMI -and install them in that order. The program is then started by the command omi-gtk.
I have also used xine to play DVDs in Linux but found it somewhat lacking, namely, not able to the files in succession.
Sorry to tell you this, but there is no DVD player for Linux that is as smooth as the Windows counterpart.
i must second Comnsters vote for the files at linux video. i installed it yesterday and emailed the files to you. i have never used DVD in windows, but the matrix looks pretty good on my box.
well then... I know that you guys are like the guru's of Linux, so I'll just take your words for it.. Thanks you guys and thank you very much pbharris for emailing it to me...
btw, (pbharris) where'd you send it?? I mean did you send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com?? I was just wondering coz I still haven't gotten the file.. Thanks again....
Last edited by mykel; 09-23-2001 at 04:47 PM.
I agree with the two resident guru's
However Xine is also worth a look.
It worked great for me when I found the correct version. However in my experience you need a functioning 3d accelerator to get a good frame rate & support functions like full-screen.
i sent it to firstname.lastname@example.org
oh how i wish i really were a guru...
pbharris thanks a lot dude, one thing though.. I still haven't received your e-mail... Anyway, as I'm still waiting for your email, I tried downloading and installing Xine... Installation was smooth, only one problem.. Since I'm new to Linux, I don't know how to play the DVD.. I opened the Xine and I'm trapped on what else to do.. I tried the documentation on the website, but I think I still haven't mount my DVD drive.. I can mount it as CD but that's it.. Whenever I try to play, it says no DVD device found.. or sometimes no audio found.. I'm totally lost about this Linux thing.. And another problem I have, I can't see my Fat32 drives.. I tried mounting it and it says, no mount point.... Help please... Anyone?? And pbharris you already are a Linux guru... I'm the newbie on this Linux....
Did you try "mount -t fat32 /dev/hd?? /mnt" where ?? is drive and partition number? That works on mandrake.
Hum, I will try the other email address when I get home from work. There is about 2 MB in attachments I think.
as root in a terminal type ls -l /dev/dvd
if nothing comes back or an error try ln -s /dev/hdX /dev/dvd - this will create a link (aka alias or shortcut) to a dvd device.
Replace the X with the letter associated with the DVD drive
IDE primary master = /dev/hda
IDE primary slave = /dev/hdb
IDE seconary master = /dev/hdc
IDE seconary slave =/dev/hdd
You can also use linuxconf to mount the fat32/ntfs partitions - it is under access local drive
Last edited by pbharris; 09-24-2001 at 01:47 PM.
thanks pbharris.. My fingers are still crossed.. I hope I'd get it.. Anyway, I don't know if you're familiar to Xine but I'm having some problem with that one while waiting for your email.. I can't mount the device as DVD coz it can't read the dvd as dvd when I insert a dvd on my dvd drive... What should I do? I'll try to do what you said and let you know what happens.. Thanks again..
lemme see, how did i get xine working...
i know i did not mount the the DVD to get it to work, but you probably can mount the DVD w/o harm.
I needed to install the DVD decoder.
I assume you have the default kernel from RedHat so it should work with your kernel. also, what kind of vidio card do you have? else, it worked prety good right off the bat. i used the rpms for this.
you can try to get the files from, it is SDSL, not really fast, but not too slow.
Ok here is what exactly happens when I try to run Xine..
This is xine (X11 gui) - a free video player v0.9.1
(c) 2000, 2001 by G. Bartsch and the xine project team.
Built with xine library 0.9.1 [Wed 19 Sep 2001 19:31:00]-[gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-85)]-[Linux 2.4.3-12a i686].
Found xine library version: 0.9.1 (0.9.1).
Display is not using Xinerama.
created ph2 mask pixmap 2400011 (520 x 100)
xine-ui: no response to command.
load_plugins: cannot load plugin /usr/lib/xine/plugins/xineplug_vo_out_aa.so:
libaa.so.1: cannot load shared object file: No such file or directory
load_plugins: video output plugin /usr/lib/xine/plugins/xineplug_vo_out_aa.so failed to link:
libaa.so.1: cannot load shared object file: No such file or directory
video_out_xshm: video mode depth is 16 (16 bpp), not swapped,
red: 0000f800, green: 000007e0, blue: 0000001f
yuv2rgb: using MMXEXT for colorspace transform
load_plugins: video output plugin XShm successfully loaded.
audio_oss_out: Opening audio device...
audio_oss_out : supported modes are mono stereo
load_plugins: audio output plugin oss successfully loaded.
input_d4d: unable to open raw dvd drive (/dev/rdvd): No such file or directory
load_plugins: input plugin found : d4d
load_plugins: input plugin found : DVD
load_plugins: input plugin found : NAV
load_plugins: input plugin found : file
load_plugins: input plugin found : TCP
load_plugins: input plugin found : RTP
load_plugins: input plugin found : stdin_fifo
load_plugins: input plugin found : VCD
load_plugins: demux plugin found : AVI
load_plugins: demux plugin found : MPEG
load_plugins: demux plugin found : MPGAUDIO
load_plugins: demux plugin found : MPEG_BLOCK
load_plugins: demux plugin found : MPEG_ELEM
load_plugins: demux plugin found : MPEG_PES
load_plugins: demux plugin found : MPEG_TS
load_plugins: demux plugin found : QUICKTIME
audio decoder plugin found : a/52dec
audio decoder plugin found : dts
video decoder plugin found : ffmpeg video decoder
audio decoder plugin found : lpcm
audio decoder plugin found : mad
video decoder plugin found : mpeg2dec
spu decoder plugin found : spudec
video decoder plugin found : videofill
video decoder plugin found : vfw (win32) video decoder
audio decoder plugin found : vfw (win32) audio decoder
video_out_xshm: tried to set unsupported property 7
xine_play: open DROP A FILE ON XINE, start pos = 0
xine: cannot find input plugin for this MRL
I have GeForce 2MX 400 on a dual P3 and pioneer 105s 16x dvd player...
About trying to mount it, I dunno whether I should mount it like dev/dvd or dev/cdrom but it's supposed to be ISO9660 right??
Last edited by mykel; 09-24-2001 at 11:52 PM.
are you using the driver from NVidia? They should be installed. if you are not using them greb them off, they are on NVidia's web site:
I see have to update my xine, i am using version 0.4.3...
else the messages llok like what i am getting except you have many more pluggins than I do. when you hit play list does box come up and there are options for DVD, when you hit this does the list of dvd titles come up? something like dvd://XXXXXXXXX
does anything come up at all?
BTW - did you get the latest xine as a tarball (i.e. ends in *.tgz of *.tar.gz) or in a rpm? all i saw at xine.surgeforce was a tarball.
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