Thursday, 20 September 2012

How to install mplayer in rhel 6.x / centos 6.3

I have collected the packages required for mplayer and kept it in a zip file
To download the mplayer zip file click here

[root@vellore Downloads]$ unzip
   creating: mplayer/
   creating: mplayer/repodata/
  inflating: mplayer/xvidcore-1.2.2-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/x264-0.0.0-0.4.20101111.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/schroedinger-1.0.10-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/svgalib-1.9.25-8.el6.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/orc-0.4.16-6.el6.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/opencore-amr-0.1.2-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/mplayer-common-1.0-0.47.svn20100703.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/mpg123-1.14.4-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/lzo-2.03-3.1.el6.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/live555-0-0.27.2012.02.04.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/libvdpau-0.4.1-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/librtmp-2.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/libmad-0.15.1b-4.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/libdca-0.0.5-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/libcaca-0.99-0.9.beta16.el6.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/lame-3.99.5-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/fribidi-0.10.9-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/freeglut-2.6.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/faac-1.26-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/enca-1.13-1.el6.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/dirac-libs-1.0.2-4.el6.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/mplayer-fonts-1.1-3.0.rf.noarch.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/aalib-1.4.0-5.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/audiofile-0.2.6-11.1.el6.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/esound-libs-0.2.41-3.1.el6.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/arts-1.5.10-10.el6.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/mplayer-1.0-0.47.svn20100703.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/a52dec-0.7.4-8.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm 
  inflating: mplayer/repodata/repomd.xml 
 extracting: mplayer/repodata/other.xml.gz 
 extracting: mplayer/repodata/filelists.xml.gz 
 extracting: mplayer/repodata/primary.xml.gz 
[root@vellore Downloads]$ cd mplayer
[root@vellore mplayer]$ rm -rf repodata
[root@vellore mplayer]$ rpm -ivh *

If some packages missing then download that rpm packages from rpmfind site

Check the manual page for keyboard shortcuts "man mplayer"

[root@station1 English_movies]# mplayer TRANSFORMERS\ 3D.mkv


  1. i did install it in RHEL 64bit but unable to install it in Centos 6.3 32 bit. What might be the reason? I will be really greatful for the answers..

    1. Its all x86_64 packages. It will install in 64bit as well as in 32bit. I have installed it in centos 6.3 X86_64. Try the above modified step again if not successful reply with the error message. Copy and paste the error message you are getting in terminal, so that i can suggest a solution.

    2. thanks for the response..!! It's working now.

  2. hi i am using rhel 6 32 bit i had some error kindly help me brother
    [root@varma Downloads]# cd mplayer
    [root@varma mplayer]# ] rm -rf repodata
    -bash: ]: command not found

    1. Check whether /bin/rm is present in your system.