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Old 04-25-2010, 05:19 AM   #1
aisea
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Amazed at how I have to find out from a distant by making mistakes first.
An old pc which I replaced Microsoft Windows out of frustration. All these strange terms.
At least I can play a musical cd.
Do I have to download a plugin on internet to be able to play a DVD? Meanwhile I am reading the help files in the hope that I find a solution.
How have I missed Open Office all these years.

Thank you for your patience.

Aisea

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Old 04-25-2010, 05:54 AM   #2
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Hi,

what distribution are you using? If you want to play DVD's try mplayer or vlc. I personally prefer vlc.
 
Old 04-25-2010, 07:32 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aisea View Post
Amazed at how I have to find out from a distant by making mistakes first.
An old pc which I replaced Microsoft Windows out of frustration. All these strange terms.
At least I can play a musical cd.
Do I have to download a plugin on internet to be able to play a DVD? Meanwhile I am reading the help files in the hope that I find a solution.
How have I missed Open Office all these years.

Thank you for your patience.

Aisea
Are you using mepis?Try smplayer.
 
Old 04-26-2010, 03:46 AM   #4
aisea
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Yes i am using Mepis 8.
I shall check to see if SMPLAYER came with it.

Aisea
 
Old 04-26-2010, 05:44 AM   #5
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Not all the distributions will come with the codecs for some copyright issues in certain countries. But most are available in the repositories of the package management of your distribution. And it should not be too difficult to install the packages if you have a working internet connection.
 
Old 04-26-2010, 08:14 AM   #6
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I like GNOME-MPlayer (uses the GTK+ toolkit), but if your distro uses KDE then SMPlayer (uses the Qt toolkit) is prabably going to fit in better.

(both are just GUI front-ends to the MPlayer command-line program)
 
Old 04-26-2010, 08:56 AM   #7
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

Others have given you some solid information in regards to the query.

I suggest that you read 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way'.

 
  


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