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  1. Agustin's Linux Manual
  2. Multimedia & Hardware Installation
  3. About the Author
  4. Contents
  5. Multimedia
  6. Default Audio Setting
  7. Audio Application
  8. The Play Directory
  9. The Equalizer
  10. Options Sub-menu
  11. Movies & DVDs
  12. Starting Xine
  13. Video Conferencing
  14. GnomeMeeting's Main Window
  15. The Desktop
  16. Office
  17. Networking
  18. Multimedia Submenu
  19. Web Browsers
  20. Installing New Hardware
  21. Loading Modules for Hardware
  22. Introduction to IDEs
  23. Tweaking the Hard Drive
  24. Setting (U) DMA
  25. Installing a CD/RW
  26. Floppy Disk, Zip Drives
  27. Installing USB Devices
  28. Fire wire IEEE 1394
  29. Using the CD-Writer

Starting Xine

Once all packages are installed, you can now startx as a regular user. On the kde run command type Xine.

Run Command - KDesktop
Fig 5.21

That should launch the Xine video player.

Xine video player
Fig 5.22

At the launch time you may receive a key binding error. In my case I got this:

Key binding of Toggle TV mode and File Selector are the same

When you receive these errors, it also displays two options to Reset or Edit The key bindings are hot keys to access Xine's options. Select edit to find which key is used twice, change it or remove it.

How can you identify which key? From the key-binding panel click on each module and observe at the very bottom of the panel to the left corner; it displays the key. Make note of each key until you find the one that is repeated. Change it or remove it, press save and close the panel.

If you don't see Xine's main control center fig 5.22; on the main black screen right click, a menu should pop up. Click on the first option Gui visibility, and it becomes available. To play a DVD, click on the DVD button, it automatically reads your DVD drive and loads the video. If it does not start, click on play, and it should start playing.

For extra configuration, (if you need it), at the left bottom side corner where the ON/OF button is; a configuration button is available see fig. 5.23.

On the GUI tab, there is an option for configuration experience level. Change that to Advanced or Master of the known universe. That gives you access to additional configuration options.

Xine video player
Fig 5.23

From my point of view, I don't think you need to make changes to this preset options, except on the audio and codec's volume

Create a shortcut for Xine

Now you are asking, what is the easiest way of accessing Xine, when you install the official version; a shortcut is added to the multimedia menu. But with the rpms that we just installed, we have to do it manually.

  1. Browse to: /usr/share/xine/desktop/xine.desktop
  2. Drag & drop the xine.desktop on to the desktop
  3. Select create link here

Congratulations, you just installed Xine. Get some popcorn and enjoy your DVDů