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Old 03-14-2008, 04:17 PM   #1
spiritsongtress
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Ubuntu (7.10) -VLC media player will not play Nero 7 burned Data DVDs (mkv files)


I burned about 12 dvds, all of which are MKV files which will not play on my Linux laptop (I am not sure if it because it a Nero 7 problem (which said it would play on all Windows Platforms but nothing about not of the other platforms) or whethere I just need a codex for mkv files. Freel free to to shoot me a few ideas on how to fix this please?
 
Old 03-14-2008, 08:42 PM   #2
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Try mplayer
 
Old 03-14-2008, 09:19 PM   #3
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Tried it. You mean the movie player right? that comes with linux. It doesn't work either. on these files.
 
Old 03-14-2008, 10:38 PM   #4
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No, the movie player that comes with Linux is Totem and more often than not it comes with only a small selection of the available codecs. MPlayer is something else, quite powerful. I tend to prefer SMPlayer, that is essentially the same thing but it has a far richer GUI. You may also want to try Xine with gstreamer, which I have on occasion found capable of playing things that the other ones could not handle at all. Also make sure to install as many gstreamer plug-ins as you can (good, bad, ugly, very ugly, etc.).

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Old 03-14-2008, 11:22 PM   #5
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http://www.mplayerhq.hu/
codecs @ http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/
 
Old 03-14-2008, 11:36 PM   #6
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Wow that's a lot to try and take in. Umm so no one knows how to solve this for VLC? Cause I don't really understand all this computer stuff too much.
 
Old 03-15-2008, 02:06 AM   #7
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What is to understand? Just open Synaptic (under the System menu), check off mplayer smplayer (g)xine and gstreamer related packages and click on apply.
 
  


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