update notice: this server has been updated recently (rh7.3 to fc4) but i still haven\'t been able to adjust the build scripts with the new configuration. the last cvs rpms will remain the same in the meantime.Important notes:
To watch asf/avi files encoded with win32 dlls just install w32codec rpm. This rpm includes the old Video for Windows (vfw) codecs, Windows Media Video 8 (WMV8), WMV9 and Quicktime 6 codecs. these codecs will be used by xine as needed (that is, when native ones aren't available).
You need to download the xine engine (libxine). Get the libxine rpm which more closely matches yourCPU:
Install the packages (you need to be root):
# rpm -U libxine1* xine-ui*
If you want full DVD support download and install libdvdcss:
By default, xine expects to find your DVD-ROM at /dev/dvd. Creating a symbolic link to your device is recommended (for example, /dev/hdc or /dev/scd0). The command below should work for most users:
# ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd
Make sure the DMA is enabled for your DVD-ROM, otherwise playback will be 'jumpy'.
# hdparm -d1 /dev/cdrom
If you want full Windows Media Video and Quicktime support download and install:
If you want full Real Media support download and install:RealPlayer9-220.127.116.11-4.i386.rpm newest version
Type 'xine' at your console window and enjoy...
Hint: consider reading the xine FAQ.
To try an experimental Netscape/Mozilla plugin using xine to play embedded videos, download and install:xine-mozilla-plugin-0.2-051004.i586.rpm
This plugin was not officialy released, it might hang/crash/freeze/burn. in case of trouble just uninstall.