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Old 03-19-2008, 12:56 PM   #1
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i am really having a lot of problems getting a good media player with
a lot of codecs...................any ideas?????
Old 03-19-2008, 01:02 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by lex1 View Post
i am really having a lot of problems getting a good media player with
a lot of codecs...................any ideas?????
what distribution?

mplayer and vlc are probably your best bets. install through your distro's package manger if it has one.

next time, use a better subject.
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You usually need to install the codecs separately. What distro are you using?
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I have had great success on Kubuntu Gutsy (7.10) with Kaffeine after adding the Medibuntu repository and installing useful-looking packages after searching for "codec" in Synaptic Package Manager.

Kaffeine - KDE Media Player
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mplayer ( ) is the best bet..
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If you install the 'all' codecs, mplayer will play pretty much every movie out there. I haven't found one that does not play, unless it is broken.


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