[CentOS] Desktop media apps query

Sam Drinkard sam at wa4phy.net
Wed Nov 23 18:57:10 UTC 2005


On Thu, 2005-11-24 at 00:08 +0530, Sanjay Arora wrote:

> On Wed, 2005-11-23 at 11:20 -0500, Jim Perrin wrote:
> > On 11/23/05, Sanjay Arora <sanjay.k.arora at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Want to support the following apps on some of our centos 4.2 desktops.
> > > Are yum-installable binaries/rpms available for CentOS 4.2 and which
> > > repository?
> > >
> > > MP3 player
> > > Macromedia Flash/Shockwave
> > > MPlayer Media Player
> > > RealPlayer 10 Media Player
> > > Java J2RE and Mozilla Plug-in
> > > MS TrueType fonts
> > >
> > 
> > MS TrueType Fonts are no longer available, and there's a mess of
> > licensing restriction surrounding them. Basically you can't get them
> > anymore unless you know how to do it yourself.
> > 
> > See http://www.microsoft.com/truetype/fontpack/win.htm for details.
> 
> hmmm...so that means that sites that use them will not be rendered well
> on non-M$ desktops? Any open-source alternative projects coming up?
> 
> Any links on how to get them from your M$ system?
> 
> With regards.
> Sanjay.
> 

Sanjay,

    There were a few threads on installing the MS fonts just a short
time ago on here.  I installed them on my x86_64 box.  Not trivial, but
not really difficult either.  Search the message archives and you should
find them.

Sam
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