[CentOS-docs] Multimedia Howto

Thu Sep 20 19:40:36 UTC 2007
Nick Sklav <sklav at teksavvy.com>

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Nick Sklavenitis


How to setup Multimedia on Centos 5 Enterprise.

The following procedures will help setup multimedia support under Centos
5. Some recommendations should be mentioned pertaining to the yum
Priorities plugin. Since mixing repositories make the system less
compatible than the version shipped by the upstream vendor.

Please consider following the following wiki document to assist in
setting up the priorities plugin, due to the fact that we are adding
some thing party repositories.


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 livdvdnav 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.

www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/mplayer-codecs-20061022-1.i386.rpm ; rpm -ivh mplayer-codecs-20061022-1.i386.rpm

www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/mplayer-codecs-extra-20061022-1.i386.rpm; rpm -ivh mplayer-codecs-extra-20061022-1.i386.rpm

you should now have full multimedia and video support for most popular
audio / video formats.