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Old 02-18-2009, 07:27 AM   #1
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Need help playing flv files


I just got a video from my friend, which is in flv. When I try to play it, an error shows up.

The playback of this movie requires a application/xml decoder plugin which is not installed.

What is the problem.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 07:36 AM   #2
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install vlc, it will play flv
 
Old 02-18-2009, 07:38 AM   #3
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The problem is that "The playback of this movie requires a application/xml decoder plugin which is not installed".

You need to install a player that can handle flv videos. Most of the big ones like mplayer and xine can handle them, usually, although the version your distro (which you failed to mention, btw) provides may not include support for some formats because of "intellectual property" issues.

And for the record, you really need to include more information in your posts. Distro, desktop environment, programs used, things you've tried already; and most important, a thread title that has something to do with the problem at hand. The more you tell us at the outset, the quicker we'll be able to give you a solution.

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Old 02-18-2009, 03:03 PM   #4
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Some distributions avoid certain codes in a default installation for legal reasons, so might have to install such codecs yourself. http://rpm.livna.org has a very good support for non-free codecs (though it is down right now for some unknown reason). If you are using yum or rpm for package installation and updating, then you should install their repository data. Mplayer and Xine tutorials or related webpages usually have the exact list of needed packages and step by step instructions.

Debian

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Old 02-18-2009, 11:37 PM   #5
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Sorry, always forget to mention the distro. It is ubuntu 8.10, Intrepid Ibex. Thanks for the help. Will see if it becomes alright, or I will have to put the video in my comp and convert it to another format.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 12:13 AM   #6
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and don't even bother with livna ,they moved almost everything to RpmFusion
mplayer , with all the codecs , will play a flv video
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The playback of this movie requires a application/xml decoder plugin which is not installed.
?? are you trying to watch the video using firefox ???
 
Old 02-19-2009, 01:11 AM   #7
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The video was corrupt. Got it playing now. Thanks for the help.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 01:12 AM   #8
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The video was corrupt. Got it playing, thanks.
 
  


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