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Old 08-05-2005, 05:39 PM   #16
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Originally posted by Vgui
Have you been able to play m4a or Quicktime files at all? Just because you say you can play anything, and I wouldn't mind knowing what can play these.
I've played them in MPlayer without much trouble. Quicktime streaming can be a bit of a pain though as well as other streams. I found an excellent extension for Firefox called MediaPlayerConnectivity that solves a lot of headaches. It lets you open a video stream into an external player...MPlayer in this case.

The MPlayer website is at and there are several sites out there that help you install it. I run Fedora and I found an excellent walkthrough here:

It might not be the same for your distro, but it should point you in the right direction.
Old 08-19-2005, 08:27 PM   #17
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mov (quicktime files) are no problem. got a few of them and they work fine. might have to get a codec for mov files - google for mov codect linux or something. i use xine and i don't think i've had any problems playing anything.

m4a - not sure what these are. - might just be being stupid tho. again just google for it and see what you find.


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