Centos 6/RHEL install SMPlayer and codecs & Flash Browser Plugin

This post is on installing SM Player and codecs on Centos 6/RHEL.

SMPlayer is perhaps the most versatile and reliable media player for Linux Desktop. It plays DVD, TV, Radio, AVI and a wide range of other formats without any fuss. Install it as below with the codecs for the majority of video files you will find on the internet.

I've included a link at the bottom for the Firefox flash browser plugin also.


First you need the RPMForge repo 

$ sudo rpm -Uvh http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.i686.rpm

$ sudo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/rpmforge.repo  

and disable it by default or try set priority = 10

SM Player and Codecs.

$ sudo yum -y --enablerepo=rpmforge install smplayer compat-libstdc++-33 libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay libdvdnav lsdvd libquicktime flash-plugin mplayer mplayer-gui gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly



$ sudo wget www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/mplayer-codecs-20061022-1.i386.rpm

$ sudo wget www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/mplayer-codecs-extra-20061022-1.i386.rpm


$ sudo wget www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/mplayer-codecs-20061022-1.x86_64.rpm

$ sudo wget www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/mplayer-codecs-extra-20061022-1.x86_64.rpm

$ sudo rpm -Uvh *.rpm                     

FFmpeg and Mencoder

$ sudo yum -y --enablerepo=rpmforge install ffmpeg mencoder

See below for the Flash plugin. 

Flash Browser Plugin 32/64bit(Mozilla)

You can also install Totem, another popular player with a simple

$ sudo yum -y install totem

if you have Epel repo installed/enabled.

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