Fred, John, On 09/29/2014 09:30 PM, Fred Smith wrote: >> On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 09:08:18PM -0500, g wrote: <<<<>>>> >> so, it looks like if i want vlc for centos, i will have to try >> compile source. not looking forward to such right now. > > Oh no vlc definitely can be had in a Centos/RHEL binary, did you > look at rpmfusion? On 09/29/2014 09:39 PM, John R Pierce wrote: > On 9/29/2014 7:08 PM, g wrote: <<>>>> >> so, it looks like if i want vlc for centos, i will have to try >> compile source. not looking forward to such right now. > > the problem is, VLC steps all over a bunch of patents for various > media formats, like mp3, mp4, which are heavily constrained by > patents.... players are supposed to pay royalties, so legitimate US > business at least can't distribute working binaries of free > opensource implementations. > > I did find centos6 rpm's for VLC at rpmforge, but that repository is > now considered dead, and no longer updated, and in fact these > binaries were 3-4 years old. thank you for replies. i did not _look_ at rpmforge, but i did enable it, along with a bunch of other repos in yumex. when i ran search, nothing came back. so, 'dead is, as dead does'. :-D -- peace out. in a world with out fences, who needs gates. tc.hago. g .