Xine User Interface-0.99.5

Introduction to Xine User Interface

The xine User Interface package contains a multimedia player. It plays back CDs, DVDs and VCDs. It also decodes multimedia files like AVI, MOV, WMV, MPEG and MP3 from local disk drives, and displays multimedia streamed over the Internet.

Package Information

Xine User Interface Dependencies


xine Libraries-1.1.12


pkg-config-0.22, cURL-7.16.3, AAlib-1.4rc5, LIRC and libcaca

User Notes:

Installation of Xine User Interface

Install xine User Interface by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make docsdir=/usr/share/doc/xine-ui-0.99.5 install

Command Explanations

docsdir=/usr/share/doc/xine-ui-0.99.5: This parameter causes the Xine UI documentation to be installed in the versioned directory /usr/share/doc/xine-ui-0.99.5, rather that the default /usr/share/doc/xine-ui.

Configuring Xine User Interface

Config Files


Configuration Information

The above file is created and maintainable through the xine setup dialog box. The documentation for the configuration settings is located at /usr/share/doc/xine-ui-0.99.5/README.config_en.


Installed Programs: aaxine, cacaxine, fbxine, xine, xine-bugreport, xine-check, and xine-remote
Installed Directories: /usr/share/xine/{desktop,skins,visuals} and /usr/share/doc/xine-ui-0.99.5

Short Descriptions


is an ASCII art video player which utilizes AAlib as the frontend for the xine Libraries.


is a color ASCII art video player which utilizes CACA as the frontend for the xine Libraries.


is a frame buffer interface to the xine Libraries.


is a multimedia player designed to play MPEG streams (audio and video), MPEG elementary streams (MP3), MPEG transport streams, Ogg files, AVI files, ASF files, some Quicktime files, VCDs and DVDs (non-encrypted).


produces a terse system description and guides you through the process of reporting a bug.


tests the xine video player installation for common problems. It tests the operating system settings, installation of plugins, CD/DVD drive settings and video support parameters.


is a tool to connect to a xine remote control server.

Last updated on 2008-05-09 08:00:42 -0500