Thursday, March 28, 2013

HowTo Setup Multimedia on CentOS / RHEL

HowTo Setup Multimedia on CentOS / RHEL

Step 1: Add RPMforge repository access for your CentOS system. (Required for the majority of multimedia packages.)

You can read the installation instructions at Installing RPMForge.

http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/RPMForge

Step 2: Install the multimedia applications.

The following steps will use yum to install all the packages needed to have full multimedia support. Note there will be a lot of dependencies.

yum install compat-libstdc++-33 libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay libdvdnav lsdvd libquicktime

yum install flash-plugin mplayerplug-in mplayer mplayer-gui gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly


Step 3: Install the w32Codecs. (Required for xvid and other proprietary formats.)

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

rpm -ivh mplayer-codecs-20061022-1.i386.rpm

wget 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 formats.