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Old 12-15-2005, 05:22 AM   #1
anant_in_a_fix
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trying to play divx .avi file


Hey
I am new to linux. My distro is fedora core 4. I was trying to play a .avi file. It was automatically associated with 'totem' which refuses to run. It says its 'busy'.
Do help.

P.s: I downloaded mplayer to play the file but its not being automatically installed. it sez my system is missing some 'applications neccesary to install'.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 07:22 AM   #2
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u need a codec.but i m new to linux to,so i dont know any more.i wish i could watch avi too,on my suse
 
Old 12-15-2005, 07:44 AM   #3
rubella
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hey, try to install vlc media player...
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

there is a download and howto available.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-fedora.html

funny part is: you don't need to install codecs anymore, this stuff works without them (or are allredy included?)
 
  


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