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Playing DVD and DivX movies

aobrien asked

What are ppls fav media players for DivX and DVD movies???

I want a good media player, any suggestions would be good.

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Xine is a good player

For DivX I prefer mplayer (which can cope with almost anything - including DVDs and some MS Media)

For DVD I prefer Ogle (which supports DVD menus)

Both can be found by searching on http://www.freshmeat.net/

aobrien, this question has been open for a week - any feedback?


sorry.. i have UNI exams at the moment... im gonna try
both of these soon.

I have already tried Mplayer but the output is
fuzzy lines at the top of the screen...


Thanks dorward, I got mplayer working and it does play divx movies well, though its shocking with DVD as the audio/video get out of snyc.

As for Ogle, when I try to rebuild the Ogle-0.8.1-1.src.rpm i get this error. Now i know i have
already installed libxml2-2.4.9-2mdk.i586.rpm.

I seem to be having alot of problems with my rpm's.
like when i try to install alot of packages thru the gui
it tells me that the package is already installed, but when i do it thru the command line it installs ok.. weird?

checking for libxml - version >= 2.4.5... no
*** The xml2-config script installed by LIBXML could not be found
*** If libxml was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the XML2_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to xml2-config.
configure: error: Install libxml2(-dev) and/or specify it's location
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.35688 (%build)

RPM build errors:
    Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.35688 (%build)
That error means that you don't have libxml and libxml-devel of a high enough version installed.


Oh yea... i didn't have the devel package installed.. sorry.

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