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Old 12-02-2009, 09:16 AM   #1
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HELP. avi files played on linux


Please can anyone help me
step by step on how to play avi files on
on my aspire one linux system
or a suitable converter
many thanks
 
Old 12-02-2009, 09:22 AM   #2
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vauxy, which linux are you running? Ubuntu, Linpus...? You may require to install some codecs.

You can try any of the following:
1. Install VLC media player which automatically gets all required codecs. Probably easiest.
2. Install 'xine-lib'
3. Install -bad and -ugly plugins for gstreamer.
4. If you are on Ubuntu linux, install 'ubuntu-restricted-extra'
 
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:23 AM   #3
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which linux you are using ?? use mplayer !!
 
Old 12-02-2009, 09:23 AM   #4
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Hi,

You do not mention which distribution (RedHat, Suse, Fedora openSolaris, etc) you are using, so I can only generally point to the following:

Check to see if mplayer, vlc or xine are present/installed. All should be able to play avi (among others) files.

Hope this helps get you going.
 
Old 12-02-2009, 09:25 AM   #5
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install libxine1, w32codec-all, libdvdcss,libvdpau1, k3b-codecs, and mplayerplug-in
 
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:42 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by druuna View Post




You do not mention which distribution (RedHat, Suse, Fedora openSolaris, etc) you are using, so I can only generally point to the following:

Check to see if mplayer, vlc or xine are present/installed. All should be able to play avi (among others) files.

Hope this helps get you going.
m player is present,i tried to download vlc,but came up with error 404
so will have to think of another way
anu more ideas you may have
thank you
 
Old 12-02-2009, 09:45 AM   #7
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hi vauxy,

if you have already Mplayer and not able play *avi means, there are no suitable codecs installed. So install these codecs libxine1, w32codec-all, libdvdcss,libvdpau1, k3b-codecs, and mplayerplug-in.
First of all tell about your distribution ...
 
Old 12-02-2009, 10:36 AM   #8
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what distro are you using
 
  


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