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Old 06-18-2004, 08:26 AM   #1
balanagireddy
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How to play .mpg videos in linux


Hi,
I tried to play .mpg videos in linux using mplayer but its saying the format is not supported...what should I do??

All suggestions are welcome
bala
 
Old 06-18-2004, 09:20 AM   #2
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Hi,

Mplayer can play most of the formats including .mpg, .mov, .dat, .avi ..., its working find with my machine!.
You may not have installed the codecs for it. Check whether the following codecs are installed on your machine or not:
mplayer-codecs-linux-real-9.0-2
mplayer-codecs-linux-xanim-1.0-2
mplayer-codecs-win32-1.0-2.i386
mplayer-codecs-win32-dmo-9.0-2
mplayer-codecs-win32-mjpeg2k-1.0-2
mplayer-codecs-win32-qt-6.0-2
mplayer-codecs-win32-qtextras-1.0-2

The last 2 are for playing .mov files .
Or you can also have the Xine or Totem player for your .mpg format.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 09:26 AM   #3
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all the most common codecs can be got here, just unpack them and put them into /usr/lib/win32 (I think the new convention is /usr/local/lib/codecs) et voila!
 
  


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