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Old 04-01-2008, 11:42 AM   #1
Lucantoni
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Question Playing media files on Ubuntu


Hello ppl!
So I have a problem with my Ubuntu 7.10.
The problem is that when ever I try to play a movie or a song that the program says that the correct codec has not been installed. It suggests to install a Gstreamer Extra Plugin which has the codecs to play mp3, sid, mpeg1, mpeg2, AC-3, DV...

The problem is that I cannot connect the Ubuntu to the internet and thus cant easily upload these files. So can anyone recommend where to get the installation files? Or are the other media players which could be downloaded to a remote computer(operating Windows) and than using an USB disk to transfer it.

Any advice is highly appreciated!!
 
Old 04-01-2008, 11:48 AM   #2
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Hello

You could try the VLC media player http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ It runs under both windows and Linux.

Have a lot of fun

Koen Plessers
 
Old 04-01-2008, 12:09 PM   #3
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You should be able to get at the .deb files themselves (on a different computer), download them to a USB disk, and double click on the files to install.
 
Old 04-01-2008, 04:38 PM   #4
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Hello

You could try the VLC media player http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ It runs under both windows and Linux.

Have a lot of fun

Koen Plessers
VLC will still require codecs though...

If you're using a connected Ubuntu(or any Linux machine), you should be able to use wget to get them from Medibuntu....

Go Here... https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu

And you'll see the wget command line to get the packages(just leave the sudo dpkg commands at the end off..) So to get the i386 libdvdcss2 to play DVD packages, you'd simply put in a terminal...

Code:
wget -c http://packages.medibuntu.org/pool/free/libd/libdvdcss/libdvdcss2_1.2.9-2medibuntu4_i386.deb
That will put the libdvdcss2.deb file in your home folder, then double click to install.

To do it under Windows, Open your browser to the complete URL in Firefox(I assume it would work w/ IE also)...

so you'd just go to http://packages.medibuntu.org/pool/f...untu4_i386.deb

and you should get prompted to save the libdvdcss2.deb to disk.

Once you do one of the above, all you have to do is save the .deb file to either a CD or USB drive, and move them to the Ubuntu box.

Do the same for w32codecs(which should enable mp3, avi, etc.) following the instructions above, but follow the link for the url under the w32codec section.

IGF
 
Old 04-02-2008, 05:19 AM   #5
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Another question

Thanks a lot for all those who replied and I downloaded the files which the post above requested. I managed to install the libdvd file succesfully but when trying to install the w32codecs file an error message came up saying: "Error: Dependency is not satisfiable:libstdc++5".

So what should i do?
 
Old 04-02-2008, 07:52 PM   #6
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when trying to install the w32codecs file an error message came up saying: "Error: Dependency is not satisfiable:libstdc++5".
Unfortunately, when you download the files manually, you will have to do dependency resolution yourself (whereas normally it is done automatically). In this case, the resolution is quite easy (it seems) in that all you need is libstdc++5. Find the .deb file for that corresponding to your binary distro and download it as before (it will be in the normal Ubuntu repositories).

Btw, does your machine not have a NIC? If you have enough bandwidth, it should be possible to download the entire standard Ubuntu repository on CDs, and use them. Alternatively, there might be a way where you export your package database to a thumb drive, take it to an internet-bound computer, and use apt there to download packages (with automatic dependency resolution). I am quite unfamiliar with apt-based distros to actually tell you how to do the latter, but someone else might know if you’re interested.
 
Old 04-03-2008, 10:37 AM   #7
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Do an apt-cache search for restricted
 
Old 04-03-2008, 10:58 AM   #8
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Hmm, wasn't aware of that dependency for w32codecs, sorry about that. As stated above, this is the one disadvantage to downloading programsl ike this.

Its available for download here, you can try downloading the .deb file and see if it works. As you can see though, it lists several dependencies, but I'm not sure if they're already installed or not.

http://packages.ubuntu.com/gutsy/libstdc++5

IGF
 
Old 04-04-2008, 04:03 AM   #9
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Thanks guys for the help! I downloaded from the source that IndyGunFreak said and managed to install the w32codecs but now still when I enter a DVD it opens Totem Movie Player and says tha t the suitable codecs are not installed. So what should I do?
 
Old 04-05-2008, 07:49 PM   #10
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Thanks guys for the help! I downloaded from the source that IndyGunFreak said and managed to install the w32codecs but now still when I enter a DVD it opens Totem Movie Player and says tha t the suitable codecs are not installed. So what should I do?
did you install libdvdcss?.. If you think you did, open Synaptic(Sys/Admin/Synaptic), and do a search for libdvdcss.. and see if it comes up installed(green mark beside it)... If Libdvdcss is installed, go to the link below

http://packages.ubuntu.com/

and I would suggest downloading the vlc.deb. After installing VLC, try to play DVDs.

IGF
 
  


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