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Old 04-23-2006, 12:01 PM   #1
gregorian
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Post playing mpgs in Linux


I cannot play the windows music videos in Linux(.mpg format).I had earlier downloaded a plugin for mp3 files.I wonder if anything is available for video players.

Also let me know if anything like Real One player,Winamp etc. is available for Linux.Thank you for your help.
 
Old 04-23-2006, 12:13 PM   #2
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Hi.

I personally like to use mplayer (command line player)
It includes the codecs within and plays almost everything
You can find and try it from: http://www.mplayerhq.hu

Haven't looked, but I quess there is some kind of documentation too.

EDIT: Well there is also RealOne Player for Linux. You will find it from:
http://www.real.com/linux

Last edited by EchoWarrior; 04-23-2006 at 12:22 PM.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 09:05 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gregorian
I wonder if anything is available for video players.
Yes, there is

It's called a codec, and you'll need one for every format of audio or video you want to play on your machine. It's likely that at least some will already be installed, but often the most useful ones (mp3 audio, mpg video, etc) aren't included in various distros due to licensing issues.

The question of where to find them and how to install them has been answered hundreds of times here, but the exact answer will vary depending on which distro you're using, so search around the forums for "mpg video install" (or something like that) and your distro name, and see what comes up.


Hope that helps
 
Old 04-24-2006, 03:11 PM   #4
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Take a look at this page:
http://xinehq.de/index.php/releases#binaries

Or simply go to this link:
http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrpms/redhat/9/
and down load xine and xine-lib rpm's and install them.

Then you need the codecs, which you can get here: (You will want the essential codecs package)
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html

simply make a directory called /usr/lib/win32 and place the contents of the codecs pack in that directory (this is the default location where xine looks for codecs). Launch xine and open your movie clip and it should begin playing.
 
  


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