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adrianno2 08-13-2006 05:19 AM

Video formats - pls help
Could anyone tell me what are the the most popular video formats natively supported by Linux? I've seened that .avi or .mpg/.mpeg are not supported in linux, I have to install certain player after.
I already got all my mp3's converted into ogg vorbis format and now I want to convert all my movies to a supported linux format. Can you help me?

best regards,

aidanr 08-13-2006 05:32 AM

wouldn't it be easier to install the codecs? install mplayer or vlc player, they'll play pretty much everything

adrianno2 08-13-2006 05:42 AM

I don't want everytime I reinstall my Linux to "pimp" it so it could play mp3's or avi's

pwc101 08-13-2006 06:29 AM

As far as I'm aware, XviD is an open source version of DivX, so if you're stuff's encoded in XviD, then you're already half way there :)

Xvid Source:

.avi is just a container type for video which can be formatted with a number of different codecs, including DivX, XviD etc. Incidentally, most distributions (exluding RedHat/Fedora and SUSE I think?) include mp3 support out of the box (Slackware certainly does).

Whether your distro (RedHat?) supports certain video and audio codecs out of the box is down to luck to a certain extent :)

adrianno2 08-13-2006 09:44 AM

I still don't have my answer... :confused:

aidanr 08-13-2006 09:59 AM

ogg theora is probably supported out of the box, not sure though

dambla 08-13-2006 10:50 AM

it's not pimping, it's installing a package. and it's also easier to do that than to convert an entire collection.

le: tipic pt romani. d-aia am plecat de pe

adrianno2 08-13-2006 11:10 AM

@aidanr: thanks alot

@dambla: ai ceva impotriva daca eu vreau sa imi convertesc filmele si clipurile intr-un format suportat nativ in linux?

aaa.. si sa nu uit... nu mi-e greu sa instalez mplayer sau xine...

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