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Old 08-21-2014, 03:57 AM   #1
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Would someone please direct me to a place that will teach me what I have to do once I download a compatible Linux software program. I have no idea how to use the package manager. All that open file or add file or extract dose not take me to the install button. Why must Linux make everything so dam complicated?
 
Old 08-21-2014, 04:35 AM   #2
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You may be making it more complex than it needs to be :-) It's actually really simple.

I'm assuming you're using Ubuntu (only because that's what your profile says). So, to install an application, you should be able to just open the Ubuntu Software Center, search for the application you want to install, and click Install.

That's it. No going to the internet (as such), no downloading anything (I mean, that's all happening, but you aren't doing it manually). Just 1) open the "app store", 2) search, 3) click install.


What application are you trying to install? if it is closed source, it MIGHT not be in the Software Center. If that is the case, we can help.
 
Old 08-21-2014, 04:53 AM   #3
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You may be making it more complex than it needs to be :-) It's actually really simple.

I'm assuming you're using Ubuntu (only because that's what your profile says). So, to install an application, you should be able to just open the Ubuntu Software Center, search for the application you want to install, and click Install.

That's it. No going to the internet (as such), no downloading anything (I mean, that's all happening, but you aren't doing it manually). Just 1) open the "app store", 2) search, 3) click install.


What application are you trying to install? if it is closed source, it MIGHT not be in the Software Center. If that is the case, we can help.
What application are you trying to install?

/home/don/Downloads/oneplay-dvd-trial-1.1.0-2.i686.rpm.tar

This is a DVD player that I might buy. This download is a free 30 day trial.

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Old 08-21-2014, 05:42 AM   #4
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OK, so you are using Ubuntu, yes?

The format for downloadable packages for Ubuntu is .deb, not .rpm

If you go back to fluendo's site and go to the download the trial again, when it asks for your email and asks what you are downloading the package for, choose either Debian i386 (if you are using 32bit) or Debian 64bit if you are running 64bit.

If you are not sure if you are running 32 or 64 bit, type this into a terminal:

Code:
uname -m
After that, you will have a file...presumably oneplay-dvd-trial-1.1.0-2.i686.deb.tar
Right click on that and choose to extract it.

Then you are left with just oneplay-dvd-trial-1.1.0-2.i686.deb
Double click on that, it should offer to install it for you.

That should do it.


Also, you might be able to circumvent all of that by going to the Software center and doing a search for Fluendo. Last I checked (admittedly, it's been 6 months now), it was in the Software Center.
 
Old 08-21-2014, 06:13 AM   #5
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This is a DVD player that I might buy. This download is a free 30 day trial.
Are you talking about hardware or software. Hardware, I can understand buying hardware but why on earth would you want to buy DVD software. As mentioned above Ubuntu (or any other distro) gives you plenty of choice for programs that will play DVDs (for example there's also VLC which does it).
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:54 AM   #6
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Are you talking about hardware or software. Hardware, I can understand buying but why on earth would you want to buy DVD software. As mentioned above Ubuntu (or any other distro) gives you plenty of choice for programs that will play DVDs (for example there's also VLC which does it).
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Fluendo provides codecs and a license to use those codecs.

VLC will not play commercial DVDs that have been encrypted without installing de-CSS libraries.

Both are valid options.
 
Old 08-21-2014, 08:37 AM   #7
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If you are trying to play commerical, encrypted DVDs the link below explains how to install the necessary software on Ubuntu.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...ts/PlayingDVDs
 
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:54 AM   #8
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Here is how (Follow the link) https://help.ubuntu.com/14.04/ubuntu...estricted.html
 
Old 08-22-2014, 06:32 AM   #9
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I followed the instruction give on this post. I was able to in-stall the above mentioned player. It still will not play this DVD. The funny thing is. I bought it from a shop at the local mall that only sells movies/DVD When I took the DVD back to the store. It played fine on there DVD play. So it is not the disk.
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:20 AM   #10
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[QUOTE=Don Graham;5225311]I followed the instruction give on this post. I was able to in-stall the above mentioned player. It still will not play this DVD. The funny thing is. I bought it from a shop at the local mall that only sells movies/DVD When I took the DVD back to the store. It played fine on there DVD play. So it is not the disk.[/QUOTE

As ofter happens, I have spent many many hours trying yo solve this DVD player problem. I was unable to figure it out. So I went to the store today and spent a 100 bucks on a new DVD/Blu-ray Player. It played the for mentioned DVD just fine. I am now convinced that it has to do with the country codex.

Many thank to all of you that tried to help. Some times one has to through up his hand and give up.
 
Old 08-24-2014, 10:38 AM   #11
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Was the movie good?
 
Old 08-24-2014, 11:05 AM   #12
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The movie was OK. It could be a for telling of thing to come if the NEW World Order gets there way.
 
  


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