Playing .avi files under Linux

Got myself some .avi files but didn’t have a player under CenOS 4.2. MPlayer would appear to rate well as a media player for linux.

yum install mplayer
yum install lame

# Unfortunately mplayer while registered could not be downloaded, tried the hard way
rpm -ivh mplayer-1.0pre7try2-2.i386.rpm
# lame wasn't needed via the manual process, but just in case

Surprisingly, it’s not a GUI interface, but mplayer on the command line is more then adequate.