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Old 03-20-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
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MOV files in Totem


any time i try to play am .mov file in totem i get this message
"The playback of this movie requires a Apple SMC decoder plugin which is not installed."
and then only audio plays.how do i get it to play with video
 
Old 03-20-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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You need to tell us which version of Linux you're using when you ask a question, because they all have different ways of doing things.

In the case of codecs for media files, some distros don't put them on the installation disk because they are patented in the USA, so Americans have to pay for them. In practice, anyone who has a copy of Windows has paid. You've obviously got a Linux like that. If you had Ubuntu, it should have asked if you wanted them downloaded. Whatever you've got, try going to their website and searching for "media codecs" and you should find instructions on where and how to get them.
 
Old 03-22-2012, 02:48 AM   #3
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sorry, i use backtrack 5r2
 
Old 03-22-2012, 12:17 PM   #4
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I thought Backtrack was a security tool, rather than a "real" distro that you'd watch videos on? A search at their forum suggests that
apt-get install non-free-codecs
may do the job.
 
Old 03-23-2012, 07:25 AM   #5
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