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Old 09-05-2005, 11:02 AM   #1
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Can't watch video on Debian GNU/Linux


Hi everybody,

I am using Sarge on my Inspiron 5100 and everything works great, except one thing. I can not watch video on this laptop. I use to have Mandrake 10.1 and I use to watch video.

Where should I see the logs to see what is going wrong? What packages I need to install?

Totem and Kaffein just jung up when I run them.

Greetings
 
Old 09-05-2005, 11:26 AM   #2
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Have you installed the codecs to view video with?

MPlayer - The Movie Player
 
Old 09-05-2005, 11:32 AM   #3
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Totem and Kaffeine just jung up when I run them.
What kind of video? Like a DVD or a stream?
Post a link the media in question if on the web.

Other than that make sure you have the codecs installed.

Add the repo below to your sources.list and then
# apt-get install w32codecs

I can pop a DVD in and Totem plays it automatically.

 
Old 09-05-2005, 11:40 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replay

Too bad I would be away from my laptop until thursday, when I would try what you are suggesting.

About mplayer, I have already instales and it plays de video files such as: mpeg or avi, but with no audio. I try a VCD and the same thing. A DVD hang mplayer .

I also had the w32codecs installed, but no success.
 
  


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