Centos 5 Multimedia Howto

Submitted by sklav on Tue, 06/12/2007 - 12:10

Step 1: Add the Rpmforge Repo

rpm -Uhv http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/i386/RPMS.dag/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.e…

Step 2: Add the Macromedia Repo

rpm -Uhv http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.n…

Step 3: Install Multimedia Applications

yum -y install libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay libdvdnav lsdvd mplayerplug-in mplayer mplayer-gui compat-libstdc++-33 flash-plugin gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly

Step 4: Installing w32Codecs in order to play everything under the Sun.

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 all popular formats. If you experience any issue or have a better approach feel free to post a reply.

*** UPDATE ***
Updated section 2 for the adobe flash player repo..