CentOS 5.5 is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Source RPM’s.. and is very much NOT a desktop system.. that being said it is more capable than Desktop Linux OS’s that were around when I started with Linux..
Even so.. like many Linux Distributions.. CentOS doesn’t include various software packages to playback MP3’s or Flash or Sun/Oracle Java, because these are all closed source things. So.. First I’d like to give you a tutorial on how to install MP3 Support using the RPMForge Repositories.
This tutorial was made on a real machine.. my “beater” and not a VM like my previous Java post.
Step 1: Install yum-priorities
Those steps include installing “Yum Priorities” which allows you to have a package listed in 2 repositories and NOT have yum flip out.
sudo yum install yum-priorities
Step 2: Download the RPM File for the RPMForge repository.
Step 3: Import the key for the RPMForge repository
sudo rpm --import http://apt.sw.be/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
Step 4: Install the RPMForge package
sudo rpm -i rpmforge-release-0.5.1-1.el5.rf.*.rpm
Step 5: Update your Yum.
sudo yum check-update
you should also do a
sudo yum update
as this repository has some updated versions of the software you have already.
You now have RPMForge installed..
Step6: Install the Mp3 Codecs.
sudo yum -y install mplayerplug-in mplayer compat-libstdc++-33 gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly
You will see dependencies, just let em install.