Tuesday, July 17, 2007

VLC media player install howto

How to I play CD / DVD?
How to install VLC?
How to play MPEG, MP#, OGG, other video and audio format?
How to play audio streaming in firefox browser?
How to install cross-platform media player?

There are a lot of opensourced alternatives playing media . One of my favorite is VLC .

Most features are:
* It is a free cross-platform media player
* It supports a large number of multimedia formats, without the need for additional codecs
* It can also be used as a streaming server, with extended features (video on demand, on the fly transcoding, and more)
* It plays MPEG-1,MPEG-2,MPEG-4,DivX, mp3, ogg, DVD, VCDs, and more video and audio formats!

Here's how to yum install :

# yum -y install vlc

and for firefox plugins

# yum -y install mozilla-vlc.i386

VLC in action from their site:




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