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Old 11-10-2008, 03:29 AM   #1
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how to play music and video in linux


hi
i m new to linux i have very little idea abt it.i have installed fedora 9 gnome in my system. i use windows xp also in the same pc.the problems i face are....
1> how can i play videos and mp3 files ?
2> whenever i insert pendrive i dont get any option such as remove safely...
3> i heard if we delete virus then it is deleted permanently in linux but wat i face is there is a file named thumbs.db everytime i delete tat file but the next time tym i get those files back.
help me out i want to know.
 
Old 11-10-2008, 04:03 AM   #2
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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.
 
Old 11-10-2008, 04:34 AM   #3
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1> how can i play videos and mp3 files ?
Many answers there but in short vlc for videos, xmms for audio. BUT you have to install non-free codec which stand in livna repository, so install the livna provided rpm.
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2> whenever i insert pendrive i dont get any option such as remove safely...
Good reflex since many Windows user dooesn't make that. So when you insert your pendrive, I think that an icon appears on the desktop for it, just right-click on the icon and select "unmount disk" or something similar.
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3> i heard if we delete virus then it is deleted permanently in linux but wat i face is there is a file named thumbs.db everytime i delete tat file but the next time tym i get those files back.
Are you sure that these files are virus? Because, I'm far to be a windows guru but I think these files are just the thumbnails for images used by windows explorer to preview pictures present in a folder...

A last word about installation of softwares with GNU/linux, always use 'yum' (the packages manager) to install something, if you prefer a GUI for it (which ease package search by keywords), as root 'yum install yumex' and after you can start "yumex", I'm sure you can find a good yum/yumex explanation in the fedora wiki
 
Old 11-10-2008, 04:39 AM   #4
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:22 AM   #5
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You can find video and audio codecs on http://rpm.livna.org

A right-click on the icon of the pen-drive gives you several options - among these the option to remove the pen-drive safely by unmounting it. There are also several disk management tools that can do this for you - which one to use depends on the windowing environment and what you have installed.

'thumbs.db' is rather a temporary file containing thumbnail images for image files in the given directory. It is most likely created by some image viewer application. Such files usually start with a dot, making them invisible in most file managers (unless explicitly set to display invisible files). I would say it's not a virus. It's rather a feature, not a bug.

I agree that questions should be post in one place only. Then again, it's cumbersome to locate the other instances and decide which one is considered being the main instance by the Moderator. If the Moderator doesn't want one or more instances to receive feedback, then those instances should be removed or disabled. Would be the more straightforward solution.
 
Old 11-10-2008, 06:23 AM   #6
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oh good grief.
 
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