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    VLC : Multimedia player for Linux -Most commonly used.-
    Mplayer : Also one of most commonly used video player, also can play DVDs. (regular ones)

    I saw some people having problems so I put couple of guides together.

    Installing VLC:

    a) Log in as root. That means in YDL’s login menu your Username should be “root” and your password is the root password you typed during installation.


    b) At the bottom, beside the firefox icon to the left there is a black box icon called Gnome Terminal. Click it. In the Terminal type “yum update"

    Note: I guess the "yum update" step is optional. Only run it if any of the programs fail to install, and if you run it, ignore the errors.

    After the update is complete.

    - Type “yum install videolan-client” hit Enter, during the process it will ask if "this is ok?", just type "y" and hit Enter.

    After completion congrats! You have installed VLC


    Post VLC installation Notes
    :

    - Using an Enlightenment Session, when you go into full screen, VLC will crash. To avoid this. At YDL’s login screen. Click on Session and choose GNOME. It’s more stable.

    - Once in GNOME (not as root), to launch VLC go to:
    Applications ---> Sound & Video ---> Video lan client

    Installing Mplayer:

    a) Log in as root. That means in YDL’s login menu your Username should be “root” and your password is the root password you typed during installation.

    b) Launch Gnome Terminal. (Just like you did with VLC).

    c) This time type: "yum install mplayer" hit Enter. (type "y" when prompted and hit Enter)

    d) After the previous step finishes, Type "yum install mplayer-gui" hit Enter.

    e) After process is complete, mplayer should be installed on your PS3.

    Configuring, Launching and Using Mplayer:
    Mplayer doesn't seem to pick the right drivers for the PS3 by default, so we are going to have to configure it.

    NOTE: These configuration might not apply to everyone.

    a) Log in as root. Browse to /etc/mplayer and double click mplayer.conf. Make the changes shown in the pictures:

    In video settings, vo=sdl
    In audio settings, ao=sdl (Scroll down)


    b) Once in GNOME (not as root), to launch Mplayer go to:
    Applications ---> Sound & Video ---> Mplayer

    c) Using Mplayer now should be easy, right click and check out the options.

    d) If you pick a video and mplayer still fails to initialize, Open up a Terminal (we're still in Gnome)
    Applications ---> Accessories ---> Terminal
    Type: "gmplayer -vo sdl" and hit enter. I only had to do this once. After that, Mplayer caught on.

    e) To go to full screen, DON'T PRESS f, Press C. just trust me. To exit, press ESC
    f) For further controls, check the Mplayer site.


    I have the SNES Emu Tut ready waiting.
    Just waiting for Greg to send me links so that I can link them together.

    I just put these together so that it maybe convinient for our fellow users in this forum.

    Last edited by dbrums; 04-13-2013 at 01:04 PM. Reason: Updating

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    Quote Originally Posted by siptang
    Installing VLC:

    a) Log in as root. That means in YDL’s login menu your Username should be “root” and your password is the root password you typed during installation.


    b) At the bottom, beside the firefox icon to the left there is a black box icon called Gnome Terminal. Click it. In the Terminal type “yum update"

    Note: I guess the "yum update" step is optional. Only run it if any of the programs fail to install, and if you run it, ignore the errors.

    After the update is complete.

    - Type “yum install videolan-client” hit Enter, during the process it will ask if "this is ok?", just type "y" and hit Enter.

    After completion congrats! You have installed VLC


    Post VLC installation Notes
    :

    - Using an Enlightenment Session, when you go into full screen, VLC will crash. To avoid this. At YDL’s login screen. Click on Session and choose GNOME. It’s more stable.

    - Once in GNOME (not as root), to launch VLC go to:
    Applications ---> Sound & Video ---> Video lan client

    Installing Mplayer:

    a) Log in as root. That means in YDL’s login menu your Username should be “root” and your password is the root password you typed during installation.

    b) Launch Gnome Terminal. (Just like you did with VLC).

    c) This time type: "yum install mplayer" hit Enter. (type "y" when prompted and hit Enter)

    d) After the previous step finishes, Type "yum install mplayer-gui" hit Enter.

    e) After process is complete, mplayer should be installed on your PS3.

    Configuring, Launching and Using Mplayer:
    Mplayer doesn't seem to pick the right drivers for the PS3 by default, so we are going to have to configure it.

    NOTE: These configuration might not apply to everyone.

    a) Log in as root. Browse to /etc/mplayer and double click mplayer.conf. Make the changes shown in the pictures:

    In video settings, vo=sdl
    In audio settings, ao=sdl (Scroll down)


    b) Once in GNOME (not as root), to launch Mplayer go to:
    Applications ---> Sound & Video ---> Mplayer

    c) Using Mplayer now should be easy, right click and check out the options.

    d) If you pick a video and mplayer still fails to initialize, Open up a Terminal (we're still in Gnome)
    Applications ---> Accessories ---> Terminal
    Type: "gmplayer -vo sdl" and hit enter. I only had to do this once. After that, Mplayer caught on.

    e) To go to full screen, DON'T PRESS f, Press C. just trust me. To exit, press ESC
    f) For further controls, check the Mplayer site.


    I have the SNES Emu Tut ready waiting.
    Just waiting for Greg to send me links so that I can link them together.

    I just put these together so that it maybe convinient for our fellow users in this forum.
    Can U play HD MKV files with VLC on Linux,without crash and with HD quality?
    ...:layB3yond::...

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    Nices guide siptang it would be cool if you had a intro to each thing so people knew what VLC and Mplayer was.

    If your wondering where I am and cant seem to find me around I\'m at ps3-hacks

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    sassha - to my knowledge, it's impossible for you to have HD quality video under PS3 linux.
    You can view it however you will lose quality. YOu can use Gnome GUI and view with VLC or use Enlightment GUI and use Mplayer. Reason for this is because PS3's RSX is locked up.

    Sony isn't giving the developers access to their hardware, thus making it impossible to take PS3 to it's full potential.


    Laurence - I'll edit the post.
    Sorry, I just automatically assume people know of these things.

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    Very nice guide. I have yet to install Linux. :|

    Georges \"Rush\" St. Pierre

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    You should do it soon! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by siptang
    You should do it soon! :)
    I need to buy a USB Keyboard first then I could install. :(

    Georges \"Rush\" St. Pierre

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    why not get wireless?
    I got a logitech one and it works like magic.

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    i had to add some repositories to my "yum" before i got it to work


    Link to My Homepage and stuff

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    what did you do to yum?
    I'm surprised that you had to modify it.
    I had no problem what so ever with mine...

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