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Old 11-07-2003, 01:52 PM   #1
aqwabawks
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Playing DivX videos...


I'm still relatively new to Linux (Mandrake 9.1) and have been having some problems playing DivX videos.

I've installed the latest DivX codec for Linux from the official DivX website and at first all videos played (in programs such as Xine, Kaboodle, and Noatrun the video wouldn't be 100% in sync with the audio and video) but for some files when I try to play them I am sent back to the log in screen or I received a message stating that it couldn't find the codec or that (in the case of using the Konqueror embedded browser) it could not play the file...

I've tried to at least start to play the videos that are giving these errors under a Windows environment (Windows 2000 on a Pentium MMX 233 Mhz) using the DivX 4 codec, and it opens the file and starts playing (albeitly very slow and completely out of sync with the video/audio) without any problems.

I was just wondering what I could do get the videos to play?

I've tried installing the Xvid codec and Mplayer (using urpmi to install it) but I get the same problems... I was wondering if there is a way to either use/install the Windows codec through Linux using something like Wine (or something better than Wine) or a package of all codecs I could install under Linux...

Any help would be greatly appreciated...
 
Old 11-07-2003, 02:40 PM   #2
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if you go to the mplayer site, there's a whole lot of win32 codecs. for your distro, i believe it's just untar and put them in /usr/lib/win32. xine should pick those up right away, provided you are using a newer version of xine. mplayer should be the same, although, you may need to recompile and reinstall mplayer.
 
  


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