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by default ubuntu opens movie files with totem.but the codecs for a lot of video files seem not to be installed by default.
i suggest that u install either mplayer by
sudo apt-get install mplayer
or vlc media player by
sudo apt-get install vlc
alternatively the easier way is to search for these packages in synaptics package installer(its in system/administration in the panel).if u use thius method make sure u have enabled multiverse repositories.
hope this helps
Those three should give you the ability to play mpeg and avi files. I would use mplayer.
Might also run sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.8-plugins. May also have to update your repositories list for find some of these packages.
Update your /etc/apt/sources.list to include the universe and multiverse repositories. You can use google to find one of the many step by step tutorials. After you do this, run "sudo apt-get update", and then you can apt-get the codecs and mplayer. In general, you can apt-get any of the packages listed at http://packages.ubuntu.com/ .
No problem, I just found it. Go through there and choose what distro you have and check the boxes that you want and it will generate a sources.list for you. Then download that and place it in /etc/apt/
im sorry but seriously lost here there is 2 different things to click on to get sources.list , and do i check both boxes in each one the packages and sources and wht about teh 2 boxes that can be checked under pickin your version , and whts the 2 letter code of yoru country i dont know what any of this is once again im sorry
Distribution: Gentoo Hardened using OpenRC not Systemd
If you are new to Linux, get ready to do some reading and a lot of learning of things you never imagined. This should help you. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RestrictedFormats I suggest getting totem-xine and mplayer. You will have to enable universe and multiverse repositories by editing sources.list and uncommenting (removing the #) from the two repo that's commented out, then running `sudo apt-get update` or using a that graphical front end to apt-get, Synaptic.
Last edited by fakie_flip; 08-08-2006 at 07:44 PM.
I cannot save my new sources list over the top of my other one:S. Is this right:
# Automatically generated sources.list
# If you get errors about missing keys, lookup the key in this file
# and run these commands (replace KEY with the key number)
# gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv KEY
# gpg --export --armor KEY | sudo apt-key add -