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Old 05-11-2005, 01:43 AM   #1
LadyGrelka
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Codecs help


Ok I am trying to get linux versions of the codecs I had when I was using windows but I am having no luck. So I was hoping that if I put up the codecs that I was useing that some of you would know of either the linux version and provide a link. here is the list.

1: ACE Mega Codecs pack
2: AVI Codec
3: Direct Show OGG Vorbis Filters
4: DivX Codec
5: FFDshow
6: Matroska Pack
7:Nimo Codecs pack
8: Real Alternative
9: Realtek AC'97 audio
10: VobSub
11: Xvid MPEG-4Video Codecs

So if you know of what I can get these please let me know. Ohh and this would be the easiest way for me to read it Codec name and then the link if you would.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 02:04 AM   #2
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Someone has got to know where to get those codecs.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 02:29 AM   #3
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Try to remember Google is your friend.

Try here:
"Codecs" For pretty much everything except realplayer
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/install.html


Real Player
Helix Player Downloads
https://player.helixcommunity.org/2004/downloads/
 
Old 05-11-2005, 02:36 AM   #4
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Here are the codec packs for mplayer with lots of codecs and if not all what you need at least a good number of them:

http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/codecs.html

Are they useful for another players? I am not sure, but I would also like to know it.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 05:37 PM   #5
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Ok for the life of me I can't figuar out how to instal them. Can someone plese explain it to me.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 06:09 PM   #6
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And someone told me that VLC player had all the codecs in it so I went and found it here http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-debian.html
But I can't get it to work this is what keeps happening. I use Ubuntu Linux and know to use Debian GNU/Linux to download it. I went to my terminal and typed /etc/apt/sources.list Just like it says and I get this message "Permission denied" I don't know what to do. Do any of you know what the problem is and how to fix it? And just remember I am new to linux and don't know all the ins and outs so simple would be good. lol
 
Old 05-11-2005, 07:46 PM   #7
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Anyone know how to help me with this problem?
 
Old 05-12-2005, 02:20 AM   #8
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Installing mplayer codecs is very easy, just extract them in /usr/local/lib/codecs, donīt worry if it does not work because I'll tell you another possible paths if necessary. You can find many possible paths if you search for like /usr/local/lib/codecs/win32 or /usr/lib/mplayer/codecs but I donīt know why, the path I posted was taken from:

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en...html#id2835188

I donīt know about VLC, but surely it works as well (why not?). I thing you are not being able to change /etc/apt/sources.list because you need to be logged as root for doing such things (just try again by the same way but type "su" at the beginning).
 
Old 05-12-2005, 08:46 AM   #9
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if you intend to use other multimedia pacckages, extract the codecs and copy them to /usr/lib/win32. Thats the default directory where most multimedia apps on linux look for codecs.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 02:09 PM   #10
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I have codecs now but some of my stuff still won't play so I would like to get VLC working being that it will play just about anything and do it very well. But I tried su enter put in my pass like it asked and then /etc/apt/sources.list and it still tell me bash: /etc/apt/sources.list: Permission denied
What I don't get is when I first start out it says sita@LadyGrelka:~$ and when I do su and my pass it says root@sita@LadyGrelka:~$ so I know I am in root mode but it still won't let me do anything.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 02:22 PM   #11
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I use xine with kaffeine and totem as the fronends and it works fine with the codecs from the mplayer website. What app were you using before you downloaded VLC.

Last edited by reddazz; 05-12-2005 at 02:27 PM.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 02:24 PM   #12
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If you are using KDE just click K>run command> type kdesu kwrite(or whatever text editor you want to use) and kwrite will open with root permissions you can then edit your source.list


/usr/local/lib/codecs is the path I used and all my different players seem to be able to find the codecs just fine.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 02:29 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by craigevil
If you are using KDE just click K>run command> type kdesu kwrite(or whatever text editor you want to use) and kwrite will open with root permissions you can then edit your source.list


/usr/local/lib/codecs is the path I used and all my different players seem to be able to find the codecs just fine.
I don't understand what you mean. The player that is on this thing is called Totem Movie Player and its crap the video and sound are both horrid and it dose not play some file types like pdtv files and VLC dose that is why I want to use VLC.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 02:56 PM   #14
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totem can be built two different ways, one using the xine backend, the other using gstreamer as a backend ( I personally cannot stand the gstreamer backend).

first, if you haven't already head over to www.mplayerhq.hu, go to downloads and get the essential codecs package.

untar the package:
Code:
tar xvfjp essential-xxxxxxxxx
replace xxxx with the rest of the name of the package(it's usually the date).

next, make a directory called /usr/lib/win32 ( you will need to be root):
Code:
mkdir /usr/lib/win32
copy the codecs into /usr/lib/win32:
Code:
cp essential-xxxxxx/* /usr/lib/win32
from here, any xine based player will autodetect the codecs and use them. if you prefer xine, ( remember xine comes in two parts, one is xine-lib which is just an engine, by itself it will not play anything you need a xine front end to get the gui for it) front ends are gxine, xine_ui, kaffeine, totem (if it was built using xine instead of gstreamer) and oxine ( these are not all of them, but this will get you started).
 
Old 05-12-2005, 03:03 PM   #15
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My husband said he instaled the codecs. he did what it said here http://www.ubuntuguide.org/#codecs but some of my video still dose not work so I want to put VLC on I have always liked it. Now all I need to know how to do is step by step how to do it.
 
  


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