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Old 02-09-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
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Windows Media and Real Media


I am running Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (Sarge) and I need to know where the repositories containing the w32, real media, and ogg vorbis codecs are. I am using Xine/Kaffeine.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 04:43 PM   #2
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as good a place as any... http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/codecs.html. don't you just love google?

ogg / vorbis support will not come from codec packs, but libogg and libvorbis packages.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 05:03 PM   #3
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Are these not available on an apt-get Debian repository? I'd like to get them that way so I don't have to manually maintain them...
 
Old 02-09-2005, 05:06 PM   #4
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doubt it (though I don't know about getting them from apt). all you gotta do (for xine based players) is grab that codec package, make a directory called /usr/lib/win32, and extract the contents of the codecs inside the codec package into the /usr/lib/win32 directory. From there, xine will pick it up.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 05:15 PM   #5
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So I grab the "essential codec package" and extract it to /usr/lib/win32? Will that give me ogg and real media too?
 
Old 02-09-2005, 05:24 PM   #6
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that will give you real media, win codecs, quicktime, etc...

as acid_kewpie above posted, get libogg and libvorbis for ogg support (check and see if you already have it first)
 
Old 02-09-2005, 05:26 PM   #7
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Neither libogg or libvorbis exist on ftp.debian.org or ftp.kernel.org.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 05:30 PM   #8
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use apt-get to install them.

libogg-1.1
vorbis-tools-1.0.1

(there might be newer versions of these available, this is just what i have on my slack 10).
 
Old 02-09-2005, 05:31 PM   #9
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xine: couldn't find demux for >/root/Multimedia/Doom3.ogg<
xine: found input plugin : file input plugin
xine: found demuxer plugin: WAV file demux plugin
xine: found input plugin : file input plugin

I extracted it all to /usr/lib/win32. Nothing happened. I am using the "essential codec package"
 
Old 02-09-2005, 05:34 PM   #10
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first, did you extract the codecs themselves to /usr/lib/win32 or the essential-<date> directory to /usr/lib/win32

and ogg vorbis support is not part of the essential codec package. you must install libogg to get ogg support.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 07:32 PM   #11
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I extracted the folder and then its contents, so I would not be taking any chances...
 
Old 02-09-2005, 08:48 PM   #12
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The reason that these codecs aren't available in the standard debian repositories is because there are some legal/philosophical issues surrounding them.

What you need to do is add a new entry to your /etc/apt/sources.list to point to the debian-marillat repository (read this page and do what it says for debian-testing).

http://www.linorg.usp.br/debian-marillat/

Follow the instructions then
apt-get update && apt-get install w32codecs

It's that easy.

In the future, if something you're looking for isn't in the standard debian repositories - visit www.apt-get.org and search there. Often the package is hosted somewhere and it's as easy as adding a new line to /etc/apt/souces.list, apt-get update and then apt-get install <package-name>

Daniel
 
  


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