More Multimedia

I used the blog entry Brian wrote to get Songbird up and running.  There are, however, additional multimedia options for OpenSolaris.  On a forum thread over on OpenSolaris.com, Calum Benson pointed out that Real Player is available.

I tried it out - it is an older version, but it works great so far.  There is a .pkg available for download, but I just used the .tar ball version.  I copied realplay_bin_s10_i386.tar.gz into a new directory and then used:


$ gunzip realplay_bin_s10_i386.tar.gz
$ tar -xvf realplay_bin_s10_i386.tar

There is a shell script included called realplay, so it is easy enough to create a shortcut on the menu to start it:

On a different forum thread on OpenSolaris.com, I found out about the availability of a VLC player for OpenSolaris.  It is in an IPS repository; the instructions are in the thread, but I have repeated them here:


$ pfexec pkg set-authority -O http://pkg.lifewithsolaris.jp:10000 lifewithsolaris.jp
$ pfexec pkg refresh --full
$ pfexec pkg install -v LWSvlc

The end result was a new menu entry: Applications > Sound & Video > VLC media player.  Now I can watch the trailer for the upcoming Vin Diesel movie: Fast and Furious.


Comments:

Few times ago I try some packages from lifewithsolaris.jp but didn't work into my laptop, probably because I run a version different from snv_86, I hope to see some (VLC?) packages for the latest version :)

Posted by Luca Morettoni on September 12, 2008 at 02:47 AM GMT #

Gregg,

Yesterday, I blogged about Fast and Furious, in some other context...
http://nbguru.wordpress.com/2008/09/12/biker-boyz-with-sun-ca-day-1/

Enjoy reading...

Posted by N, Varun on September 12, 2008 at 03:28 AM GMT #

Note, the Life with Solaris site contains half a dozen media players that may be of interest: http://lifewithsolaris.jp/modules/packages/index.php?content_id=1

Posted by Brian Leonard on September 15, 2008 at 03:20 PM GMT #

Version 11 of RealPlayer is available for free download from this site: http://www.real.com/solaris

Posted by Gregg Sporar on September 18, 2008 at 10:34 AM GMT #

Is the http://lifewithsolaris.jp repository maintained by Sun?

Posted by Haik on November 06, 2008 at 01:15 PM GMT #

No, the lifewithsolaris repo is not maintained by Sun.

Posted by Roman Strobl on November 06, 2008 at 04:14 PM GMT #

Hello Roman,

I tried to install VLC but I think the repository is not working anymore. Do you know about other repository I can use?

Thanks.

Posted by Felipe Cerda on January 13, 2009 at 06:19 AM GMT #

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