Okay... so we all know MPLAYER is the best player for playing windows files.... but it's the hugest hassle ever known.
You gotta get the skins, the dll... got to compile it, this that, yadda yadda.
When I used redhat 9 -- I went to freshrpms.net and got the apt-get for redhat, and did apt-get install mplayer, boom, no frills, instant install
So now I'm a debian user...
root@UBER-term:/home/jon# apt-get install mplayer
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package mplayer
Not found... yes I did apt-get update
So... I went to the next available easy out....
mplayer-common-0.91-1.i386.rpm -- so I type rpm in my konsole --
root@UBER-term:/home/jon# rpm -ivh mplayer-common-0.91-1.i386.rpm
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - No such file or directory (2)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
Damnit... so am I screwed at doing it the hard way?