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This will walk you though how to install mp3 support to dvd playback and everything in between.


First thing is to install the Freshrpms and Livna Reops


Freshrpms 32 Bit

rpm -ihv


Freshrpms 64 Bit

rpm -ihv


Livna 32 bit version:

rpm -ihv


Livna 64 bit version:

rpm -ihv


Install mp3 support

yum -y install xmms xmms-mp3 xmms-faad2 gstreamer-plugins-ugly libmad libid3tag


Install DVD playback and XINE DVD player

yum -y install xine xine-lib xine-skins xine-lib-extras-nonfree libdvdcss


Now there is a lot of nice Muisc players out there but this is my personal fav.

yum -y install amarok


Now we are going to install mplayer but before we do this we need to add lines to the livna.repo file

so edit it with the command of


nano /etc/yum.repos.d/livna.repo


then add the exclude=mplayer* mencoder* ffmpeg* to it. to find out where to put this look at the example below.



exclude=mplayer* mencoder* ffmpeg*



When you are done with that you can now add mplayer and the mplayer-plugin


yum -y install mplayer mplayer-skins mplayer-fonts mplayerplug-in


Now lets install some win32 codecs

and now we'll install the windows codecs for mplayer


gtar xjvf essential-20061022.tar.bz2
mkdir /usr/local/lib/win32
mv essential-20061022/* /usr/local/lib/win32


Install VLC player

yum -y install videolan-client


Now for java we need to install a package before it works

yum install compat-libstdc++-33


Now we can install java

so download Java 6


Open a Terminal.

Become root:


su -


Change back to your home directory (instead of root's home directory):


cd ~username


Where "username" is your normal username.


Run the file that you downloaded, by doing:

sh Desktop/jre-6u1-linux-i586-rpm.bin


It will display a license agreement. You can press q to skip it.

Type "yes" when it asks you if you agree. Then it will install Java.


Finally,you can enable the Java plugin for your web browser:

ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_01/plugin/i386/ns7/ /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

i get as far as the vlc bit and then get this error


Quote:Error: Missing Dependency: is needed by package vlc

Quote:This will walk you though how to install mp3 support to dvd playback and everything in between.

Cheers Bruv.

Very very intuitive post. Worked for me just fine.

Had problems in the past with this earlier on (and spent two days looking for the repositories) but now all's just great... in under 12 minutes. Damn.

Once again thanks.

I had been stuck for months trying to get VLC installed. Numerous dependency errors with Yum. After losing sleep trying to track down each missing library, I gave up.....until last week.


The solution for me:

1) Edit the Livna.repo file and comment out the "#exclude=mplayer* mencoder* ffmpeg*". (Added the "#")

2) I could then install VLC ("yum install vlc")

3) Returned to the Livna.repo file and edited the file back to it's original state. (remove the "#")


Hope this helps at least one person out there.