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For some reason my version of Suse 9.2 wont play any of these movie files... i've tried installing all the codecs (divx, w32codecs all), plus i've installed kplayer... and nothing. I've used Kplayer, Totem, kaffine... and none of these players will play any of these kinds of files.
So what am i missing, i think i've got all the codecs installed... so what wont these files play?
read there and it will tell you what files you will need to get in order to run those codecs in linux.
win32 is one of them, there are a handful of others. with the codecs on that site, there is very seldom a file i can not play either with xine or kaffeine. i do not use mplayer just due to the issues it had with the first vs of debian i ran so i got a bad taste for it.
it did run well enough on an older RH9 box i ran for about 6months and had limited problems getting it up and running or getting the codecs installed then so mplayer is also an option.
I think your link is bad cause that was a tutorial on how to play movies and DVDs on their TVs.... other than the libdvdcss2 codec and w32codecs (which i believe should be installed) there isnt much there to help.
Originally posted by WRXHokie I think your link is bad cause that was a tutorial on how to play movies and DVDs on their TVs.... other than the libdvdcss2 codec and w32codecs (which i believe should be installed) there isnt much there to help.
nope, those codec will alow you to play all of the movies, dvds, etc. you want to play. yes the base of that howto is to creat a media box, thus the html tag title, but off of the top of my head i did not know what codec to download and install.
if you have those 3 installed, you are set. if it is still not playing, then try kaffeine, or xine. if neither of those work and you are 100% on the codec being installed properly then the file you have is not good and should be replaced.
I can play mpeg files fine, and some avi's. But no divx, wmv files at all. I've gone and installed all of the codecs you have suggested and they've been installed to the /usr/lib/win32 directory and xine in kaffine is looking there for them. So i have no idea why its not able to actually play them any ideas?
PS - I've tried installing Mplayer instead but i've been unable to due to all the libraries it requires. It would ask me for random libraries and i would install them, but then i would try and install mplayer again with these libraries intalled and it would still not find them, so i gave up (not worth the trouble in my opinion). So i'd really rather get this working in Kaffeine if possible.