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Old 07-28-2005, 11:21 PM   #1
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Finding Music Videos Playable in Linux?


Does anyone have any tips for finding music videos for Linux? In Windows, there were tons of ways for me to watch music videos freely and legally but I can't seem to figure out how to do this in linux. In Windows, I used Winamp's library of music videos function, and launch.com to see my favorite videos, both of which don't work in Linux (as far as I know).

PS If you interested in making a simply Windows DVR check out my website at http://www.geocities.com/black_ultimate/DVRhome.html
 
Old 07-29-2005, 02:39 AM   #2
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If you want multimedia support, Fedora is probably the worst distribution you can choose. It doesn't even support mp3:s in its initial state. Quicktime and Windows Media? forget it. If you still want to proceed I can help you but it's going to take more work in Fedora than any other distribution.
 
Old 07-29-2005, 03:05 AM   #3
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I use Mplayer, haven't found anything it can't play yet!
 
Old 07-29-2005, 07:21 AM   #4
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Re: Finding Music Videos Playable in Linux?

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Originally posted by LiquidSlumber
Does anyone have any tips for finding music videos for Linux? In Windows, there were tons of ways for me to watch music videos freely and legally but I can't seem to figure out how to do this in linux. In Windows, I used Winamp's library of music videos function, and launch.com to see my favorite videos, both of which don't work in Linux (as far as I know).

PS If you interested in making a simply Windows DVR check out my website at http://www.geocities.com/black_ultimate/DVRhome.html
Winamp's Linux version is called XMMS, it's exactly the same, I can't stat now if the developers are the same or just share the same codebase (remember that Winamp is free).

I use MPlayer or Kaffeine+Xine and there are lot's more.
I see any kind of videos, divx, avi, mpg, even wmv...
I haven't had problems with this: I go to a website, click on a video and watch it (or dload it).

MPlayer is the preffered player even for many Windows users. There even are Livecd linux distributions which consist only on xine or mplayer (or gstreamer), and a kernel so that you copy the movie into a cd/dvd-rom with this mini-linux, boot from it and can watch the flick w/o installing anything...

Another tip: TiVO works with Linux.

I would give MPLayer a try, regardless if Windows or Linux:
 
Old 07-29-2005, 07:37 AM   #5
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I running FC4 right now. If you get mplayer, codecs and mplayer plugin from the livna repo you can watch video's through firefox. Then you need to get the firefox extension "play launch" and you will be able to watch music videos at launch.com.
 
Old 07-29-2005, 10:04 PM   #6
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Thanks guys this seems like it will help, especially the launch.com thing. I haven't as much as a problem playing different music videos, as I've had finding music videos. I do have one last question, someone said that xmms and winamp are basically the same programs, but does xmms have the media library function? I used to love using the media library function to play winamp music videos.

Thanks agian for all you guy's help!
 
  


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