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Old 10-07-2003, 10:41 AM   #1
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Problem with mplayer

if playing some files i get an anserw as in the file format is unknow etc

so like i understand i have to download codec's ? which ones ? and how can i show the path of the unextracted codec's to gmplayer ?!
Old 10-07-2003, 11:01 AM   #2
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If you provide what type of files you get this error with, it might help us determine what codecs you need and how to install them. Details please.... cause were not pyschic...
Old 10-07-2003, 12:50 PM   #3
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im sorry i was in such a rush that i forgot all about it :P my bad really sorry

the problem gomes up with *avi files..
Old 10-07-2003, 01:47 PM   #4
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Make sure you got the default Realplayer 9 Codecs as recommend by mplayer on their site:

You can select the different codecs in the settings config utility in mplayer [properties I think]. try switching between the two - I have found that using the Microsoft codec and MPEG 2 and 3 codec for audio - this config plays everything so far - and I play recent divx movies etc etc.


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