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Old 12-01-2005, 03:56 AM   #1
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Better Video Codecs Wanted

Hello forum,

I'm liking Linux more and more each day (Mandriva 2006 official) but it seems like their video codecs are not as good as they could be, whether it be for AVI or MPEG playback and irregardless of what player is being used.

Motion scenes seem to blur more in Linux than in Windows.

Does Linux intentionally write their codecs this way to save processor power?

I would really like to see better quality videos in Linux. Are they any out there?

Thanks much,
Roy S. Smith

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Old 12-01-2005, 04:09 AM   #2
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My .AVI and .MPG play fine....

Infact some of my xvids seem a bit better than in windows.

Maybe its the graphics card or monitor settings or something, or mandriva :P

I pressume you have used VLC/Mplayer (and its great codecs)

I don't think Linux developers intentionaly makes crappy codecs :P
Old 12-01-2005, 04:14 AM   #3
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I am using the default codecs for both Xine, Totem, and Kaffeine. Those are the only video players I have used so far.

Roy S. Smith
Old 12-01-2005, 04:34 AM   #4
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Could try compiling xine-lib from source - sometimes if you use the package from the distro, it does not include all the codecs, and may be a lower version. Either way, it was the difference between a working TV viewer or not.

To make sure the codecs go to the right place (hopefully /usr/lib/xine/plugins/1.1.0) you could compile to a seperate directory, then copy the contents over to the existing directory (Guide).


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