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Old 07-01-2005, 06:04 PM   #1
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Mplayer wont play Quicktime videos


After following the ubuntuguide's steps to installing mplayer and its mozilla plugin, I tried to view movie trailers off of apple's website. However, I ran into some problems. I would see the mplayer-plugin pic in the box where the video was loading, however it would get to 25% and freeze. Also, when I would start the mplayer from the gnome menu, the app would freeze as the comp displayed the "busy" indicator. This is my only problem with ubuntu and the only thing keeping me from making my laptop linux-only. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 07-01-2005, 08:47 PM   #2
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dumb question, but do you have the codecs? i wouldn't ask, but i'm not sure if they come with ubuntu or not.
 
Old 07-01-2005, 11:51 PM   #3
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yes, I installed both the win32 codecs and looked to find that the quicktime lib were installed
 
Old 07-02-2005, 01:44 AM   #4
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For me, some quicktime vids play, some don't. I heard it was a compression thing on the .mov that mattered, but I'm not sure. About half I've ran into play.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 07:44 AM   #5
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so what I'm encountering is normal ?
 
Old 07-02-2005, 08:46 AM   #6
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You need quicktime4linux to get the codecs. Just google for it and install it. I think it is on sourceforge but I'm not positive about that.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 01:21 PM   #7
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I found the quicktime4linux, but I could only locate rpm files, where can I get the deb version?
 
Old 07-09-2005, 12:35 AM   #8
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just use alien to convert it to a .deb
 
  


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