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Old 06-24-2003, 05:08 AM   #1
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linux won't play MPEGs


Hi there... how do I get my mandrake installation to play MPEGs. It recognises them but when clicking them it opens the player but doesn't play. No error message given. Different players do this. I can play Mp3s.... and hopefully divx as soon as I download the codec.... but any ideas on this mpeg thing?
 
Old 06-24-2003, 05:49 AM   #2
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just install a decent player like http://MPlayerhq.hu and it can play dvd, mpeg, divx instantly without needing any other packages at all. (assuming you download an official version)

btw, mplayer is a great way to learn to compile from source, as you can add in a load of extra features to mplayer, like LIVE support, realmedia support and many others.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 05:52 AM   #3
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Thanks....

shouldn't mpeg files run out of the box though?

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Old 06-24-2003, 12:20 PM   #4
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Mpeg is a proprietary codec, and most distro'shave shyed away from providing support for them mainly because of this. The stand alone players are the best way around this.

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Thanks....

shouldn't mpeg files run out of the box though?

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out of the box? well you still need a program to play them with....
 
Old 06-24-2003, 05:46 PM   #6
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you know that... mplayer is included at Mandrake 9.1 packages. If you make a search into Mandrake Control Center or whatever it's called (sorry, I don't remember the name...ghehe) you will see that you can install mplayer from your CD's. For DVD's stick with Xine though
 
  


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