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Old 01-26-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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Question Downloads with Linx


I am a Linx Virgin, I am trying to download "spocast" so that I can watch football, but I keep getting error messages, is there something that Im doing wrong! please help... thanks...
 
Old 01-26-2012, 01:50 PM   #2
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What are the error messages?

Kind regards
 
Old 01-26-2012, 01:56 PM   #3
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okay, well when I hit "download" I get a pop up asking to open with "archive manager" after I click okay I get this:
An error occurred while loading the archive
Archive: /tmp/FLVPlayerSetup-1.exe
[/tmp/FLVPlayerSetup-1.exe]
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /tmp/FLVPlayerSetup-1.exe or
/tmp/FLVPlayerSetup-1.exe.zip, and cannot find /tmp/FLVPlayerSetup-1.exe.ZIP, period.
 
Old 01-26-2012, 02:01 PM   #4
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You can't install "exe" files in Linux, they are for windows only.
You could search for a linux version of the program you like to use,
or use wine, to run windows programs in Linux.
http://www.winehq.org/
However, if you want to look flv files in Linux, try vlc
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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Old 01-26-2012, 02:49 PM   #5
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What distro are you using? here is a link with a how to for Ubuntu

http://www.webupd8.org/2011/04/insta...untu-1104.html

Good luck to you!
 
Old 01-26-2012, 04:03 PM   #6
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You can't install "exe" files in Linux, they are for windows only.
You could search for a linux version of the program you like to use,
or use wine, to run windows programs in Linux.
http://www.winehq.org/
However, if you want to look flv files in Linux, try vlc
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Kind regards
seconding this.

as ubuntus repositories host the VLC player and also a lot of VLC plugins,its simpler to just click up the package manager in use and search VLC.
 
Old 01-27-2012, 03:10 AM   #7
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if you want to install .exe files download wine via your package manager,use yum or apt depending on your distro from http://www.winehq.org/.
For videolan (vlc) you must first install rpmfusion, then vlc will accept to install remember there lots of small dependencies.
 
  


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