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Old 06-15-2008, 09:09 PM   #1
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I need help playing .avi files on Totem Movie Player with my PS3 on Yellow Dog 6


Hello, I have been using Linux for about 2 days now, I find it really cool, however I don't know that much, so please bare with me.

Can someone tell help me out on installing a plug-in that will make .avi files work on Totem Movie Player 2.16.4 (It says movie player using GStreamer 0.10.15 and GNOME). I have seen some posts and other websites when I tried to google this information.

Ok, my problem is that I can't connect to the internet with my ps3 and wirelessly is my only option (I have been trying for about 5 hours and fail in every area, and I have read and tried just about all the forums), so I must transfer the data with a flash drive.

So, is it even possible to play .avi files with Totem? I am a noob BIG TIME, so the simpler the better. I want to try and learn linux, so thanks for any help I may get.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 12:44 AM   #2
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Totem and avi files

Hello,

What distribution You use? I use Mandriva 2007 Free and have no problems
playing avi with Totem.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 04:39 AM   #3
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Which kind of AVIs are you trying to play? DivX, XviD...
 
Old 06-16-2008, 07:54 AM   #4
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Well, I'm not sure. When I checked my files, I had a few that had XVID in the file name, I'm not too sure how to check the file itself. However if XVID is in the title, I'm sure it is XVID haha.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 08:01 AM   #5
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Try to install/compile VLC, it plays nearly any file you'll ever find
 
Old 06-16-2008, 08:13 AM   #6
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VLC huh. Okay I will give it a shot, but can I transfer that from a windows pc via a flashdrive?
 
Old 06-17-2008, 10:51 AM   #7
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rather than compiling software yourself you'll want to find rpm's. Yellow dog (terrasoft) links here--

http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/pr...rd_party.shtml

vlc (videolan-client) will work but totem would work if you added gstreamer-plugins-bad and/or gstreamer-plugins-ugly (doesn't seem to be here for some reason)

the problem you'll have is that in linux installation programs (packages) require other software (dependencies).

Here's what you do with the files (you need the root password if you're logged in without full permissions)

yum localinstall xxxx-xxxx-yd6whatever.rpm

and it will check the dependencies. If you are missing anything you need to install that first or it will fail (but not hurt anything). If it can continue it will ask for confirmation, (click 'y').

If you have a package and want to know if you can install it try

rpm --requires xxxx-xxxx-yd6whatever.rpm

Sorry if this is hard to read I'm at work and keep getting pulled away so I'll send it as is and follow the thread.

Good luck.
 
Old 06-17-2008, 11:22 AM   #8
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Here is the VLC RPM: http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrp...yd4.fr.ppc.rpm

Of course you can use a flashdrive to transfer your data.

Anyway my PS3 plays most videos directly from XMB, its native OS, so you might try with it.
I installed a UPNP server on my PC and stream films to it wirelessly, you might do the same, it's very useful.

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