"After my less than satisfying visit to the land of
Linux streaming media viewers just a few weeks ago, I was a little
reluctant to try another, in spite of the readers who suggested I
look at Xine. I shouldn't have been. I found the Xine experience
satisfying in every aspect.
Xine installation is quick, easy, and well documented. On my Red
Hat 7.2 desktop box with its 1-GHz Athlon CPU, 512 megabytes of
RAM, and a GeForce 2 MX video card, I got video that rivaled
anything I've seen, even in full-screen mode.
I downloaded xine-lib-0.9.8.tar.gz and xine-ui-0.9.8.tar.gz
source code tar balls from the Xine project page on SourceForge. A
perfectly behaved configure script -- I was impressed by the level
of detail and information provided by the scripts -- started the
normal install process of ./configure; make; make install. Per the
README on the Web site, I installed xine-lib first, then