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Old 05-29-2006, 05:51 PM   #1
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Question win32 codecs for Xine in Suse 9.2


Hello all,
Well first of all just to introduce myself, I have been using windows for years and just fancied something different, so i set up a dual boot machine, after toying around with linux Mandriva that i downloaded on and off for a while i decided to invest and i bought Suse 9.2.
Well i thought i would take the plunge and so i completely removed win xp from mylaptop and install suse 9.2.
i have set most things up that i need and know a very little bit about linux.
I have wmv videos that i wouldl ike to watch. so i tried to install mplayer.
after ./configure --enable-gui i get the error message that GTk Devel packages are needed.
so i used Yast and installed what i thought was it. and i still get the same message.

so then i tried to install the W32 codecs for xine. i downloaded the essential codec package from the mplayer website and extracted it and then moved all the files into /usr/lib/w32 but xine still will not play the wmv videos.
Can anyone please help me overcome this last hurdle?

thanks

Ryan
 
Old 05-29-2006, 06:01 PM   #2
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Use the all codecs package and then copy the codecs to /usr/lib/win32. Some apps my look in /usr/local/codecs or /usr/lib/codecs so create symlinks to /usr/lib/win32 if necessary.
 
Old 05-29-2006, 06:03 PM   #3
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You can of course change where Xine looks for the codecs (you'll probably need to set the experience level to "Master of the known universe").
 
Old 05-30-2006, 02:30 AM   #4
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still no luck

Hi guys,
Thanks for the quick response.
I downloaded the all codec package and moved them all into the /usr/lib/w32 folder. (i removed the essential package first) but xine still will not play them.

you mentioned configuring xine to check wther it was set to usr/lib/w32

how do i do this, i cannot find a wayto configure xine.

sorry to be so dumb

ha ha

Please can you help me

Ryan
 
Old 05-30-2006, 02:50 AM   #5
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Yep, certainly. Press Alt+S to get to the setup dialogs. On the first tab ("gui"), there's a setting called "Configuration experience level". Select "Master of the known universe" and then some more tabs should appear. The tab you want is "decoder".
 
Old 05-30-2006, 06:05 AM   #6
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/usr/lib/win32 not /usr/lib/w32. As mentioned above you can change xine config settings and point it to the right directory with the codecs. Personally I would put them in /usr/lib/win32 because thats where other apps look for them. To cover your bases, you can create the symlinks I described above.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 03:06 PM   #7
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still no luck

hi guys,
Well i checked the path in the codec tab, and yes it is set to usr/lib/win32

when i come to play the wmv file it says that no plugin was found in usr/lib/xine/plugins

will i have to move the win32 files into the plugins folder? it doesnt seem to be looking in the win32 even though it is set in the codec tab

can anyone please help me

on the error screen it says that there is no demuxer plugin for (and then the path to the file .wmv)



Ryan

Last edited by rybing; 05-30-2006 at 03:25 PM.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 03:17 PM   #8
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Since you keep having problems, go to http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=046 and download the rpm for Suse 9.2.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 03:38 PM   #9
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hi i downloaded the rpm you said and installed it with YAST. it installed fine, but i still get the error message in my last post.

would it be better if i put the codec files in the xine plugin folder? as it doesnt even seem to try to get the codecs as the path is correct and they are definatley in /usr/lib/win32


i dont want this last hurdle to defeat me as i can do everything else in linux exept this.

i wanted to use mplayer, but i get the error message GTK devel packages are not installed. even though i searched and ticked most things that were GTK in yast and installed them.

i will be happy just to use xine if i can get it to go to the codec folder to see the codecs and not just look in the plug in


thanks i hope you can help

Ryan
 
Old 05-30-2006, 04:17 PM   #10
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me again,
well i did a xine-check and here is what i got

rybing@linux:~> xine-check
Please be patient, this script may take a while to run...
[ good ] you're using Linux, doing specific tests
[ good ] looks like you have a /proc filesystem mounted.
[ good ] You seem to have a reasonable kernel version (2.6.8-24.21-default)
[ good ] intel compatible processor, checking MTRR support
[ good ] you have MTRR support and there are some ranges set.
[ good ] found the player at /usr/bin/xine
[ good ] /usr/bin/xine is in your PATH
[ hint ] No xine-config found. Assuming xine from binary packages
That package contains xine-config, but this is not really needed to
run xine...
press <enter> to continue...

[ good ] plugin directory /usr/lib/xine/plugins exists.
[ good ] found unknown plugin: *.so
[OUCH!!] There are no input plugins.
xine needs at least one input plugin, but none is installed.
You should probably reinstall xine-lib...
press <enter> to continue...

[OUCH!!] There are no demux plugins.
xine needs at least one demux plugin, but none is installed.
You should probably reinstall xine-lib...
press <enter> to continue...

[OUCH!!] There are no decoder plugins.
xine needs at least one decoder plugin, but none is installed.
You should probably reinstall xine-lib...
press <enter> to continue...

[OUCH!!] There are no video_out plugins.
xine needs at least one video_out plugin, but none is installed.
You should probably reinstall xine-lib...
press <enter> to continue...

[OUCH!!] There are no audio_out plugins.
xine needs at least one audio_out plugin, but none is installed.
You should probably reinstall xine-lib...
press <enter> to continue...

[ good ] skin directory /usr/share/xine/skins exists.
internal error: msg with illegal parms
rybing@linux:~>


I have reinstalled xine-lib but it has made no difference

any ideas

?
 
Old 05-31-2006, 04:17 AM   #11
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Try uninstalling xine-lib and then search for libxine from the Packman site I posted above. You can also setup packman as a YAST source. The instructions are available at http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_Ya...e_Repositories and a sticky thread in the Suse forum.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 02:44 PM   #12
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Thank you thank you

Well thank you very very much

I have now install xine properly and can watch my wmv files!!!!!


thank you

just another quick question, can i watch divx movies with xine or do i need to configure it again?
 
Old 05-31-2006, 02:51 PM   #13
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Well thank you very very much

I have now install xine properly and can watch my wmv files!!!!!


thank you

just another quick question, can i watch divx movies with xine or do i need to configure it again?
You should be able to play most multimedia files if you have the win32 codecs installed.
 
  


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