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Old 08-19-2007, 04:44 AM   #1
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I can't play .avi file


I have a video file. In fact it is .avi file.
What is the player suitable for it?
I tried to open it using the RealPlayer.
The message was the following:
The player does not have the capabilities to play back this content.

How do I open this file?
Nowadays I am running open SUSE 10.2 version.

RealPlayer 10.0.8.805 (gold) [This is the RealPlayer I have.]
 
Old 08-19-2007, 04:57 AM   #2
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You can try with kaffeine, a media player installed by default in opensuse. Check the installed players under applications --> multimedia --> video player. In alternative you can try mplayer, which is reported to play almost any video format. Or VLC.
The avi extension is very common but it can hide a lot of different video formats: you can get some preliminar information by issuing
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file yourfile.avi
 
Old 08-19-2007, 05:18 AM   #3
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Thanks Colucix for the reply.
The program kaffeine works. I see the moving cursor. However, the screen is blank.
Why is that?


Niss@linux-3vxw:~/Desktop> file cam-ps.avi
cam-ps.avi: RIFF (little-endian) data, AVI, 640 x 272, 25.00 fps, video: XviD, audio: MPEG-1 Layer 3 (stereo, 44100 Hz)
Niss@linux-3vxw:~/Desktop>

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
I tried with Totem Movie Player.
I got the following error message.

You don't have a decoder installed to handle this file.
You might need to install necessary files.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Your help is appreciated. I know Totem works very well. I had it when working with Mandriva.

Last edited by Gins; 08-19-2007 at 05:38 AM.
 
Old 08-19-2007, 06:03 AM   #4
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In both cases I think your system misses some codec. First of all you can check if w32codec-all is installed:
Code:
rpm -q w32codec-all
You may also be intersted in reading this sticky post regarding multimedia capabilities in suse 10.2.
 
Old 08-19-2007, 06:26 AM   #5
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MPlayer works here ...
 
Old 08-19-2007, 06:27 AM   #6
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Thanks Colucix for taking time to reply me again.
It is not installed.

Niss@linux-3vxw:~> rpm -q w32codec-all
package w32codec-all is not installed
Niss@linux-3vxw:~>

Niss@linux-3vxw:~> su root
Password:
linux-3vxw:/home/Niss # rpm -q w32codec-all
package w32codec-all is not installed
linux-3vxw:/home/Niss #

How do I install the missing one?

Bruce Hill
Do you run open SUSE or Slackware?

Last edited by Gins; 08-19-2007 at 06:30 AM.
 
Old 08-19-2007, 06:32 AM   #7
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Gins, here is a good guide to setting up your multimedia in Suse 10.2 http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=509097
 
Old 08-19-2007, 08:04 AM   #8
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The threads mentioned by Colucix and Larry are fine.

There are some problems with their servers. I must try again tomorrow. It seems those servers are in Germany. Sometimes servers have problems or too many people are trying to penetrate onto the servers.

However, I will try later.
 
Old 08-19-2007, 08:42 AM   #9
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Kaffeine uses (among others) the xine engine as backend. But for some formats you need to install some proprietary codecs that most system do not install by default. w32codec-all (as the name suggests) is one of them.
I have installed w32codec-all by enabling packman repository and then from the YAST software management. Be sure also to install (or verify if it's installed) libxine1. And eventually uninstall xine-lib (as the suggested thread explains). Cheers

Edit: you may also check this article, it was been helpful for me when I did install OpenSuSE 10.2.

Last edited by colucix; 08-19-2007 at 08:53 AM.
 
Old 08-19-2007, 01:56 PM   #10
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Thanks Colucix for taking time to reply me again.
There is another thread running about my slow computer.
After installing a new 500GB new hard drive, my computer is running 100% slow.

I must solve that problem too. I fixed another drive to run Fedora, Free BSD, Ubuntu, etc.
 
  


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