This involves several steps. These instructions also apply to installing FFMPEG on your machine.
1. Adding a new repository to your list.
Download/install RPMForge package for your 32-bit machine : http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.i686.rpm
2. Downloading/Installing the necessary packages.
3. Enabling/disabling repositories.
Some more instructions from repoforge.org. Use as needed.
cat /etc/redhat-release to find which release of EL you are using
uname -a to find your processor architecture
rpm -ivh package-filename to install the rpmforge-release package (also works with URLs)
- You can use
curl to download the package using one of the above links if needed (for example on a server with no X Window)
- Then you can use
yum to install the available packages from the RepoForge repo, e.g.
yum install --enablerepo=rpmforge-extras
- Afterward, you can disable accidental updates from the repo by setting
enabled = 0 in the repo definition file in
4. yum search ffmpeg
5. yum install ffmpeg ffmpeg-* gstreamer-ffmpeg. If you use Virtualmin to provide/maintain your hosting/machine, make sure you have updated your system with ‘yum -y update’ before enabling rpmforge on the machine!
6. yum install mplayer smplayer mencoder
7. That’s it. Check it plays a DVD or video using SMPlayer from Applications -> Sound Video -> SMPLayer!
Please follow the link, Playing DVDs in a CentOS 64bit installation for steps for 64bit machines.
If you recently installed CentOS 6+ (Desktop) and if your Ethernet connections are showing up but not working, and getting this error”_nm_object_get_property: error getting ‘State’ for /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/3: (19),”then follow the instructions below to correct the problem.First login to the machine directly as root or as a privileged user.1. Disable NetworkManager by running ‘service NetworkManager stop.’2. Enable network by running ‘service network start.’Now, check your internet connection by opening a well known website on the browser or try grabbing a random web page by running ‘wget domain.tld’ on command line or better yet, try updating your system by running ‘yum -y update.’Caution. Before running ‘yum -y update,’ make sure you have enabled/disabled needed/unwanted repositories. For more on repos, please visit, repos in CentOS.
Log in to your account/server as a privileged user or as root.
Type <ifconfig> which will display all your Ethernet/internet connections.
in the output, under the active internet connection, you will find your ipv6 address.
The repositories configuration files are located at “/etc/yum.repos.d/” in CentOS 6+
Run yum repolist to check for enabled repositories which will give you a list repo IDs and repo names:
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
Determining fastest mirrors
* base: mirror.stanford.edu
* centosplus: centos.chi.host-engine.com
* extras: mirrors.sonic.net
* updates: centos.mbni.med.umich.edu
repo id repo name status
base CentOS-6 – Base 4,802
centosplus CentOS-6 – Plus 62
extras CentOS-6 – Extras 12
updates CentOS-6 – Updates 831
virtualmin Red Hat Enterprise 6 – i386 – Virtualmin 101
virtualmin-universal Virtualmin Distribution Neutral 193
To permanently disable a repo, open ‘/etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Media.repo’ in a text editor like nano/gedit/emacs, go to the end of file and change ‘enabled=1’ to ‘enabled=0’
That’s it, you just disabled a repository on CentOS 6.5!