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Old 11-23-2004, 09:11 AM   #1
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.avi


hi everyone! I have another noob question for you all but im still farely new to linux. I want to play .avi files because that is what my digital camera captures but i don't know how to play them back on my slackware linux machine. I downloaded and installed Real Player for Linux but it does not play .avi's. What is a good player for Linux that will play .avi's, and mpegs and all the good video formats?

TIA
 
Old 11-23-2004, 09:13 AM   #2
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Use Mplayer.

You can download a slackpack from www.linuxpackages.net
 
Old 11-23-2004, 09:14 AM   #3
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mplayer will work well.
http://freshmeat.net/projects/mplayer/

Edit: beaten!
 
Old 11-23-2004, 09:22 AM   #4
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you guys rock! Thanks!
 
Old 11-23-2004, 09:56 AM   #5
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ok, i feel really dumb but i do not know how to install a .bz2 package...
Please Help!!!!
 
Old 11-23-2004, 10:30 AM   #6
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please see the linuxanswer about installing software, or search on google.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/answers.php
 
Old 11-23-2004, 12:17 PM   #7
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But make the substitution of tar jxvf rather than tar zxvf if it is bz2 rather than gz on the suffix.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 10:06 PM   #8
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also most Slackware installs have Xine (an other media player) both are good programs, just for what ever reason I like xine (Most likely becuse it came installed and I got used to it)
 
Old 11-24-2004, 08:39 PM   #9
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yup xine plays avi files. totem as well.

both packages are standard in Slackware.

You can download a tgz package of mplayer from linuxpackages.net
 
  


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