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Old 11-12-2006, 01:30 PM   #1
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Question totem-xine and codecs - still wont play movies


Hi all,

I've slapped Fedora 6 onto my laptop in place of SuSE 10.1 with XGL.
I've tailored everything nicely and all is great APART from trying to get totem to play movies (VLC does it - but I want thumbnails to be generated).

I removed totem-gstreamer and installed totem-xine in its place from the livna yum repos;

Quote:
-bash-3.1# rpm -qa | grep totem
totem-xine-mozplugin-2.16.2-2.lvn6
totem-xine-2.16.2-2.lvn6
Cool I thought, now to slap codecs in place. So I put codecs into /usr/lib/win32 and /usr/local/lib/codecs then checked the .xine/config file and ensured it was pointing to /usr/lib/win32;

Quote:
# path to Win32 codecs
# string, default: /usr/lib/codecs
decoder.external.win32_codecs_path:/usr/lib/win32
Thing is, totem still complains about not being able to play the movies, and therefore thumbnails dont work either

Any ideas, I'm a little stumped....

Thanks.
 
Old 11-12-2006, 05:15 PM   #2
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Hi Fireball

It's just a thought, but I had a similar problem with xine, manually added codecs and selinux.
If you have selinux enable and want to keep it as a security, install setroubleshoot.

yum install setroubleshoot

and if selinux interferes, you will be warn by a pop up and the command to fix will be include in the report.


Have a nice day
 
Old 11-12-2006, 06:05 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll give that a go
 
Old 11-12-2006, 06:06 PM   #4
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Ah, just checked and I've disabled SELinux already incase that was the problem.

More ideas are welcome
 
Old 11-12-2006, 06:50 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Firebar
Ah, just checked and I've disabled SELinux already incase that was the problem.

More ideas are welcome
Sorry to ear that,

I check my xine engine configuration and it use:
/usr/lib/codecs external.win32_codecs_path path to Win32 codecs
/usr/lib/win32 external.real_codecs_path path to RealPlayer codecs
 
Old 11-13-2006, 10:17 AM   #6
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Then I'm at a complete loss :S
 
Old 11-13-2006, 11:44 AM   #7
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OK,

I don't have totem-xine, I have xine, my xine conf shows exactly:

# path to RealPlayer codecs
# string, default: /usr/lib/win32
#decoder.external.real_codecs_path:/usr/lib/win32

# path to Win32 codecs
# string, default: /usr/lib/codecs
#decoder.external.win32_codecs_path:/usr/lib/codecs

with the comments
 
Old 11-13-2006, 04:05 PM   #8
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Thanks, mine was exactly the same.

In the end I removed totem-xine and went back to totem (gstreamer) - and it worked?!?!

Muh
 
  


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