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Old 04-22-2008, 04:07 PM   #1
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Install vlc player but not able to view movies in avi format


greetings,
i have install the vlc player but i'm not able to view avi format files. What else do i need to install to run the avi?

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Old 04-23-2008, 09:08 AM   #2
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Audio Video Interleave (AVI) is not a media format, it's a container. It can contain audio and video in a range of formats. Frequently including DRM.

VLC is baced of ffmpeg - so most avi files should play as long as the underlying codec is supported.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVI
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.html

Try a range of avi files.
Try running VLC from CLI and watching the terminal output.
Try converting to ogg/theora (ffmpeg2theora) - the output will be informative.
 
Old 04-23-2008, 09:14 AM   #3
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Just saying something doesn't work is not very helpful. We aren't psychic here. You need to give more details if you expect to get any help.

You should at least tell us just what it does when it's not playing a file. Does it just silently fail or does it spit out an error message? If you run vlc from a terminal what does the command line output say? Also, how exactly did you install it? From a package manager or from source? The more you can tell us, the more likely someone will figure out what's wrong and provide a solution.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 11:47 PM   #4
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Just saying something doesn't work is not very helpful. We aren't psychic here. You need to give more details if you expect to get any help.

You should at least tell us just what it does when it's not playing a file. Does it just silently fail or does it spit out an error message? If you run vlc from a terminal what does the command line output say? Also, how exactly did you install it? From a package manager or from source? The more you can tell us, the more likely someone will figure out what's wrong and provide a solution.
Hi, thanks.
When i click on the movie in .avi extension, the vlc player starts but there is no pictures just sounds. It does not responds any error message
I install it using the yast software management by selecting the vlc respository in the community respositories.

These are the steps i have done. Mmm.. whats the problem and what am i missing? thanks in advancel
 
Old 04-27-2008, 01:57 AM   #5
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Did you try running it from a console like we suggested? That's where you'll get any detailed output messages.

If you're getting sound but no video, then you almost certainly don't have the necessary video codecs installed. As Simon Bridge mentioned above, 'avi' is just a container, the video and audio streams inside it can be encoded in a variety of formats, which need to be supported separately.

try running 'file videoname.avi' on the avi files. It can usually will tell you the type of video codec that was used. then you can search yast in order to install it. I'm not sure what format suse uses for it's library names, but it will probably be 'libcodecname' or something like that.
 
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Mmm.. whats the problem and what am i missing?
Already answered this question.
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VLC is baced of ffmpeg - so most avi files should play as long as the underlying codec is supported.

Try a range of avi files.
Try running VLC from CLI and watching the terminal output.
Try converting to ogg/theora (ffmpeg2theora) - the output will be informative.
Get back to us when you've done these things.
 
  


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