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Old 01-26-2008, 10:52 AM   #1
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multimedia codecs?


I am running Mandriva One 2008, KDE 3.5. I have been along to EasyUrpmi and updated the system but do i still need to download multimedia codecs, and if so where? Thanks
 
Old 01-26-2008, 10:58 AM   #2
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Yeah, you will need to download the codecs separated. Try opening a terminal and type this:

Code:
wget http://www3.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/essential-20071007.tar.bz2
tar jxfv essential-20071007.tar.bz2
su
mkdir /usr/lib/win32
mv -i essential-20071007/* /usr/lib/win32/
Try playing a video now and see it that works. I never did that with Mandriva, but with luck, your media player will find the codecs at that location.

Let me know if it works please. I think more could find that useful.

Best Regards!
 
Old 01-26-2008, 11:12 AM   #3
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If you setup the PLF repositories, you should be able to install libdvdcss2 and win32 codecs using rpmdrake(the gui software manager) or by entering the commands below as root
Code:
urpmi libdvdcss win32-codecs
If you used xine based apps you would probably be better with
Code:
urpmi libdvdcss win32-codecs xine-win32
 
Old 01-26-2008, 08:25 PM   #4
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Distros-Mandriva and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 01-28-2008, 02:17 AM   #5
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I agree with Reddazz,

mplayer and is handy for web content in firefox. (and have may other uses)

win32-codecs is the one to use if you are using xine and/or kaffeine.

xine-win32 is very hard to find for xine and Mandy2008.0.

I think xine uses the plf version.

real-codecs can be found too, also quicktime codecs are available too.
 
  


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