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Old 10-31-2006, 02:30 PM   #1
linuxlainen
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AVI files are not working on Totem GStreamer


Hi all,

I'm facing difficulties in running avi files on Totem GStreamer. Every time I try to run such files I get the error message
Quote:
You don't have a decoder installed to handle this file.
You might need to install the necessary plugins
Well, I have downloaded several plugins and had them saved in all possible locations yet I'm still not able to run these AVI files.
I got these codecs "essential-20061022.tar.bz2" which used to work fine with Kafein and I had them saved under the following directories:
/usr/lib/win32/
/usr/local/lib/win32
/usr/local/lib/codecs/
/usr/lib/codecs

but the problem is still there

I also found in one web page instructions on how to add codecs for Totem. However, the instructions listed there do not apply to the Totem I have. According to the steps listed in that page I should go to
Quote:
Edit menu --> Preferences --> General tab--> "Add Proprietary Plugins..."
The problem with these instructions is that I don't have the option "Add Proprietary Plugins..."

Does any one know what is the problem in here?

Please advise.


Linuxlainen
 
Old 11-01-2006, 07:52 AM   #2
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i trust you've read this page on what to install depending on your needs?

http://www.gnome.org/projects/totem/

i would suggest not using totem tho with it sucking donkey dick and all.
 
  


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