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XINE: A Cool Media Player for Linux

By Phantasm66
Feb 14, 2002
  1. wicka_wicka

    wicka_wicka Banned Posts: 179

    I use Mplayer, it's a whole lot easier to install and stuff (just one targz) but you also have to install the GUI separately (I'm pretty sure) and the codec packages you get have no instructions...
     
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    I have also had a lot of luck with Mplayer as well, yes Wicka that is indeed true.

    AFAIK, it still lacks the DVD-NAV capability of being able to use DVD menus, but it does everything else.
     
  3. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    Okay i managed to reach this stage but currently have problems trying to edit the ld.so.conf file. Since it is a read only file, i can't edit and save the changes. I have no clue what to do next. Please enlighten me.
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    You need to be root to be able to edit the file. If you are doing this as root, check if you have write permissions.
     
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    the file's default permissions are

    -rw-r--r--

    so you will need to be root to edit it.
     
  6. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    Hmmm...if i am not mistaken, i tried to to use the following as root to open the file:

    "./ld.so.conf" as root in the etc directory.

    It didn't work at all.
     
  7. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    That's not a script to be executed in the shell, its a configuration file that you need to edit in a text editor and then save.
     
  8. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    My bad for tryin out the dodgy GUI to edit the text. Did a google on how to use vi. Everthing is better to get smooth, i m heading to the next stage. Thanks for the help guys.
     
  9. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    vi is the gateway to becomming a UNIX guru. Stick at it.
     
  10. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    It might be worth telling that becoming a UNIX guru by Phantasm's definition is a horribly difficult aind painstaking process..

    EMACS all the way.. (well, pico is even better) :p
     
  11. alt

    alt TS Rookie

    okay, I swear I have already done this but I cant run xine.....the only thing in /usr/local/bin/ is xine-config...what do I do now thx
     
     
  12. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    What exactly did you do?

    You definently didn't do everything discussed in this thread since in that case you would be a UNIX guru and wouldn't be having problems :p
     
  13. alt

    alt TS Rookie

    acutally, I didnt even look at the thread...I already had done everything right...because I do know what im doing. Anyways I already figured it out. I dont need you telling me what I did and didnt do. thx
     
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