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Old 02-13-2012, 04:07 PM   #1
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Translating Windows Vista into Linux


Greetings, everyone.

I would like to run my Windows Vista media and videos to run on Linux. I was thinking that a translation program from Windows Vista to Linux and vice versa.

Forgive any simpleton language and ignorance. I am new and will greatly appreciate a clear and detailed response.

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Old 02-13-2012, 04:16 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ.

Not sure what you are asking about?
1. Are you having problems with playing videos on Linux?
2. Are you trying to find equivalents of Windows media programs on Linux?
3. Are you thinking of porting Windows programs to Linux?


1. You'd have to give us more details (eg. which distro?)
2. http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng
3. Linux has enough good native media programs. There's no simple program to do it. You'd have to be an experienced programmer to do it.
Having said that, if you want to run some windows programs under linux, check out Wine (http://www.winehq.org/) Some programs may be able to run under linux.
Why do you want to do it anyway? If you want to run Windows programs, why don't you stay with Windows?

You might want to read this article as well:
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
 
Old 02-13-2012, 07:00 PM   #3
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Generally one program or the other can play media. Might consider VLC (video lan client).
 
Old 02-13-2012, 09:52 PM   #4
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What matters is not what OS the media originated on, but what file format it was saved in (*.avi, *.mp4, *.wmv, *.mp3, *.ogg, *.ogv, and so on).

The only ones of those that sometimes present problems are the Windows media formats, because, at one time, Microsoft made strong efforts to keep them from playing on anything but Windows Media Player (with every "upgrade" to WMP, Microsoft would tweak the codec to break cross-platform compatibility), but, lately, MS seems to have given up that fight. VLC has played every Windows media format file I've thrown at it for the past two years.

The only format that still gives major problems are the Real media formats; for a long while, Real supported a Windows version of RealPlayer (a spin of the Linux Helix Media Player which was much better behaved than the Windows version), but they no longer support it. Older versions in RPM format and sources are available from the Helix website.
 
Old 02-14-2012, 12:50 AM   #5
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Greetings, everyone.

I would like to run my Windows Vista media and videos to run on Linux. I was thinking that a translation program from Windows Vista to Linux and vice versa.

Forgive any simpleton language and ignorance. I am new and will greatly appreciate a clear and detailed response.

Ghosting ~
Sir "Welcome to LQ"

As Jefro and Frankbell said use VLC Media Player.
Install it in you linux machine then everything's ok.


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