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Old 08-29-2005, 07:31 AM   #1
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cannot play .avi .wmv, mpg files


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?

Any ideas?

Thanks!!
 
Old 08-29-2005, 09:50 AM   #2
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Kaffeine and totem search for codecs in /usr/libwin32, is that where you installed them? Also you may need to get the package called "all codecs" available from the mplayer download site.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 10:15 AM   #3
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i installed the codecs through YAST (for the w32 codec), the divx one i just did a regular make install (dont know where that went).

do you have a link to that mplayer download site to those codecs?
 
Old 08-29-2005, 10:18 AM   #4
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The site (mplayerhq.hu) seems to be down so I can't give you the exact url for the package you need to download.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 12:03 PM   #5
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www.ssma.us/debian_media.html

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.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 12:09 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 07:45 PM   #7
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http://www2.mplayerhq.hu./homepage/design7/news.html
http://www2.mplayerhq.hu./homepage/design7/dload.html
http://www2.mplayerhq.hu./homepage/d...info.html#docs

I think Mplayer changed their URL a little.
 
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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.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 07:32 AM   #9
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thanks guys... i'll try them out

which 3 are you talking about again? I only see w32codecs, and libdvdcss2... is there another i need?

Also, how do i check to make sure they're installed correctly?

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Old 09-03-2005, 08:21 AM   #10
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Alright update:

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.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 05:48 PM   #11
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Old 09-04-2005, 04:00 AM   #12
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Go here and download the codec package named "all" and extract the codecs to /usr/lib/win32.
 
Old 09-04-2005, 10:35 AM   #13
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Go here and download the codec package named "all" and extract the codecs to /usr/lib/win32.
Read above... i've already done this. And it didnt work.
 
Old 09-04-2005, 11:23 AM   #14
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Read above... i've already done this. And it didnt work.
I've just tried the same plugins using xine and they work fine for me, so there must be some other problem.

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Old 09-04-2005, 12:23 PM   #15
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Yeah, thanks reddazz. Anyone have any ideas on how i can debug this problem? Or any ways i can fix it?
 
  


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