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Old 12-21-2006, 09:29 PM   #1
Bubsy_85
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Angry How to get my hands on some sort of encoding device so i can play avi, mpg, mpeg, wmv


Hello!
I have a really enoying problem.
I use linux/ubundu. and i recently used windows and i mounted my old drive to linux, and i realised that i can not play up any of my movies i have on my drive, it only pop's up and error message that says ( i am from sweden so ill try to translate from swedish to english ) "Du har inte en avkodare installerad för att hantera denna fil. Du kanske behöver installera de nödvändiga insticksmodulerna." = You dont have an encoder installed to manage this file. You might need to install the nessicary komponents.

Do anybody recognize this prob? It is really bugging me off. thanks!

Bubs
 
Old 12-21-2006, 09:45 PM   #2
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You would need mplayer (the source code package) and win32codecs, which you can easily find via www.google.com/linux. Install the win32codecs first, then compile mplayer.
 
Old 12-21-2006, 09:49 PM   #3
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http://www4.mplayerhq.hu./homepage/design7/news.html
http://www4.mplayerhq.hu./homepage/design7/dload.html
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/index.html
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/man/en/mplayer.1.html

Or there may be a package made for your distro.

It's the win32 codecs that you need. Totem, Xine, Mplayer will play Micro$oft media if you have the codecs installed. You'll need real media codecs for real files etc.
 
Old 12-21-2006, 10:18 PM   #4
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You would need mplayer (the source code package) and win32codecs, which you can easily find via www.google.com/linux. Install the win32codecs first, then compile mplayer.

Yes, i see, but since im not a pro on linux or programming. so would you mind being mor precise? thanx
 
Old 12-21-2006, 10:32 PM   #5
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I like VLC for playing back all that media..

Hrm Ubuntu.. is't there something called easy ubuntu that installs all the media stuff automagically ?

http://easyubuntu.freecontrib.org/

1. download and run that script...
2. done
3. enjoy media
 
Old 12-21-2006, 11:10 PM   #6
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I like VLC for playing back all that media..

Hrm Ubuntu.. is't there something called easy ubuntu that installs all the media stuff automagically ?

http://easyubuntu.freecontrib.org/

1. download and run that script...
2. done
3. enjoy media

Thanx, o can't connect to that site now but ill try later on.


i dont really know if this is off-topic now but i have windows installed to, and i have an USB connected keyboard that does not work until the computer has started up. so if anybody got some ideas how i can switch back to windows when the computer is on and im running linux so PLEASE HELP!
 
Old 12-22-2006, 07:39 AM   #7
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Check the BIOS settings in the PC to see if there is an option of Legacy USB keyboard support, or something like that..

The trick is you need a functioning keyboard to work in the BIOS..
 
  


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