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The question itselft tells a lot, can anybody tell me how or point me to the right tutorial? thank you

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Have a look at VLC:

It's an excellent, cross-platform media player that supports many formats.

There's also a good program called MPlayer (google will find it) but in my experience it's less user-friendly :)

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I don't see anywhere centos on the supported os list, which of these should I try ? Debian GNU/Linux Ubuntu Mandriva Linux Fedora openSUSE Red Hat Enterprise Linux Slackware Linux ALT Linux Arch Linux – Gandalf StormCrow Jan 22 '10 at 14:21
You want Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 - essentially the same as CentOS 5. You should be able to add RPMforge to your yum repositories and download/install VLC via yum. There seems to be some good documentation for that here: – bjlaub Jan 22 '10 at 14:41
because red hat enterprise linux (rhel) and centos are binary compatible, software which is certified for rhel will also run on centos. – Christian Jan 22 '10 at 14:42

Check out the CentOS 5 multimedia how-to at

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To play them with the included media player Totem:

Install the RPM Fusion free and non-free repositories.

Then install these packages:

yum install gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly -y
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