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Old 09-06-2006, 04:06 AM   #1
khaleel5000
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need suggestions of software


Hello ppl , i have some suggestions i need , I need windows alternatives for
ACDsee browser (i hve tried kuickshow, showfoto, kview but none has the flexability and functionality of ACDsee by far)
also some alternative to WINAMP (play as many formats as possible)
Powerdvd (plays as many movie formats as possible)
thanks
 
Old 09-06-2006, 04:34 AM   #2
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Hello ppl , i have some suggestions i need , I need windows alternatives for
ACDsee browser (i hve tried kuickshow, showfoto, kview but none has the flexability and functionality of ACDsee by far)
I don't know ACDsee, but I like gwenview (for KDE) and gthumbs (for GNOME).

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also some alternative to WINAMP (play as many formats as possible)
The xine-engine can play many if support is build in (some distros give you a crippled xine engine because of patent issues). AmaroK is a nice program that should also be able to play most formats.

Powerdvd (plays as many movie formats as possible)
thanks[/QUOTE]
Once again, xine and some programs that use the xine-libs (Kaffeine, Totem-Player) are very nice. VLC should be also fine to play videos. MPlayer is great. If you can play most video codecs depends mostly on if you have installed the win32-codecs that are available at the MPlayer site.
 
Old 09-06-2006, 05:18 AM   #3
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If you're using Mandriva, then just install all xine-related packages from the PLF repositories, plus xine-ui.

As for browsing pictures, my preference goes to gqview.

Yves.
 
Old 09-06-2006, 05:38 AM   #4
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Xine-ui is heavy, I recommend using some other front-end. Actually Amarok uses xine-engine by default at least in Ubuntu, and it can also use gstreamer if one likes, plus others too. I consider Amarok just a front-end.

My recommendation: as it's said, get the xine-engine and xine-plugins. After this get a front-end; xine-ui will do but it's heavy and ugly, Amarok could be better (resembles Winamp and/or iTunes somehow). You can also use Kaffeine (for KDE) or Totem (totem-xine for Gnome; or totem-gstreamer if you use gstreamer as the backend).

For playing dvds you simply need some files; most distributions won't give these by default because of the-reason-that-has-already-been-said. Get libdvdcss for your distribution; Ubuntu and many others provide a simple packet in some reposity that you can install and after this you're able to play commercial, crypted DVDs with your favourite engine like xine.
 
Old 09-06-2006, 05:54 AM   #5
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For image management, Pixie Plus, perhaps? http://www.mosfet.org/mosfet/pixie/
 
Old 09-06-2006, 03:40 PM   #6
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okiez will be back here after trying them all hopefully in 2 days (me not feeling well tonight )
however many thanks
 
  


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