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Old 09-11-2008, 07:39 AM   #1
toni_uk
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mandriva 2008.1 video - stays green


I have recently installed Mandriva 2008 Spring one KDE on my Laptop and overall I am really happy. Actually, it is so much better on that machine than Ubuntu that I had installed previously. I have got one problem though. The media player won't play proprietory video codecs such as wmv or avi. I have insalled both gstreamer bad and ugly on top w32codecs but all I get is sound no picture (stays green).

I even went through the trouble of uninstalling all my media players and re-installing totem, KMplayer, Kplayer and xine. I then re-installed all the plugins as above again. No change.

I then thought to use VLC - picture comes up but in 4 screens with the player screen staying green.

Any thoughts anyone?

Thanks!
 
Old 09-11-2008, 11:54 PM   #2
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Hi you need the win32 codecs, you can get the rpm from the plf repos.

If you don't have the plf repos in your package manager then goto easy urpmi on the net, zarb.org I think.

cheers, Glenn
 
Old 09-12-2008, 04:09 AM   #3
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GlennsPref thanks for your response. Have already installed the w32 codecs. That was one of the first things I did after installing gstreamer ugly and bad plugins to resolve the problem. Still no picture though.

Really strange since installing gstreamer ugly and bad brough perfect results on Ubuntu.
 
Old 09-12-2008, 07:00 PM   #4
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Ah, you got me there.

Only other thing I can think of is that win32 codecs installing to /usr/lib instead of /usr/lib64 on a 64bit (amd64, x86_64) system.

I use kaffeine to play vids most of the time and It uses the xine engine too. I do configure it myself, dvdcss, real-codecs, quicktime, and win32 codecs.. usually, the player picks up the dvdcss and win32-codecs and quicktime, but the real-codecs I have to tell it where they are.

Also, you can change the output mode used, (like vesa, opengl, etc,) by the xine engine, maybe that might be it.

see how you go, Glenn
 
  


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