Codecs in CentOS



In This Article, I will be discussing how to setup Multimedia on Centos 5 Enterprise. When your looking for a longer update cycle than traditional Fedora / Ubuntu provide, I am also aware of Ubuntu LTS but i will not be covering that matter as it has been covered quite frequently, your best bet is probably to install a Version of Centos 4 or 5. I will be sticking with the latest and greatest as of today, which is Centos 5 Enterprise.

Step 1: Add the Rpmforge Repo

rpm -Uhv

Step 2: Add the Macromedia Repo

rpm -Uhv

Step 3: Install Multimedia Applications

yum -y install libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay libdvdnav lsdvd mplayerplug-in mplayer mplayer-gui compat-libstdc++-33 flash-plugin gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly

Step 4: Installing w32Codecs in order to play everything under the Sun.

wget ; rpm -ivh mplayer-codecs-20061022-1.i386.rpm

wget; rpm -ivh mplayer-codecs-extra-20061022-1.i386.rpm

you should now have full multimedia and video support for all popular formats. If you experience any issue or have a better approach feel free to post a reply.


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