Install MPlayer on CentOS 5
Step 1: Add RPMforge repository access for your CentOS system. (Required for the majority of multimedia packages.)
The default RPMforge repository does not replace any CentOS base packages. In the past it used to, but those packages are now in a separate repository (rpmforge-extras) which is disabled by default.
You can find a complete listing of the RPMforge package packages at http://packages.sw.be/
Download the rpmforge-release package. Choose one of the two links below, selecting to match your host’s architecture. If you are unsure of which one to use you can check your architecture with the command uname -i
The preferred rpmforge-release package to retrieve and to install in order to enable that repository is one of the two listed above.
Install DAG’s GPG key
rpm --import http://apt.sw.be/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
Verify the package you have downloaded
rpm -K rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.*.rpm
Security warning: The rpmforge-release package imports GPG keys into your RPM database. As long as you have verified the md5sum of the key injection package, and trust Dag, et al., then it should be as safe as your trust of them extends.
Install the package
rpm -i rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el5.rf.*.rpm
This will add a yum repository config file and import the appropriate GPG keys.
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.
If you happen to have problems with playing video’s (eg. the player crashes or you have no image), try to disable System > Preferences > Desktop Effects (Compiz) and see if that fixes your problems.