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Old 11-28-2005, 08:46 PM   #1
koricVI
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Okay I need alot of media things at once, I would like to be able to play MPEG's etc.. but my main concern right now is MP3's and OGM's any ideas?
 
Old 11-28-2005, 08:51 PM   #2
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I assume you mean fc4 won't play those media types you need? At least, not out the box?

Check out the FedoraFAQ for more info on getting media players to actually be worth while

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Old 11-28-2005, 08:53 PM   #3
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Alright thank you, but thing is I am an uber-noob, I just tried to install Wine and now that its done i dont know where it is... heh... help?
 
Old 11-28-2005, 09:09 PM   #4
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Wine should be used only after a brief understanding of how linux works, just an FYI It will likely frustrate you even more until you gain a small knowledge of how linux actually works.

But to answer your question, you just use it:
wine windows-executable.exe

Where windows-executable.exe is whatever the name of the file is you are trying to launch.

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Old 11-29-2005, 12:37 AM   #5
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Why do you need Wine to play MP3s? Once you follow what is in the link that MasterC posted, using a native linux player will be much faster, work better and might even justify the time spent installing this OS.
 
Old 11-29-2005, 08:59 PM   #6
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Sorry the wine comment was just me showing how little I know about linux (actually i am finding it very easy to use... just everything else confuses me...)

Everyone wants me to do things the command line way, I am using graphical Linux and I rarely open the terminal unless I am told to type something
 
Old 11-30-2005, 12:31 AM   #7
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From a troubleshooting point of view, the command line far outweighs the gui. Unlike boring windows, you have a wide variety of interfaces to choose from, and then each of them can be so customized, things are very different from one desktop to the next. Firing up xterm and typing something is exactly the same (assuming versions are similar ) from one desktop to the next.

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