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Old 07-08-2006, 01:49 AM   #1
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Question Best programs to watch AVIs and MOV in

Hi, I'm trying to figure out which programs are the best to watch AVI and MOV files under Opensuse 10.0
Old 07-08-2006, 01:55 AM   #2
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There are a number of alternatives - Mplayer is one of the best, as well as Xine and Kaffine.

Most should be able to be installed using your distros package manager (I think it is part of Yast on Suse). You will probably need to install the suitable Codecs, search Google for how to do this on Suse.

I hope this helps
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I have the same problem I cant see my videos on linux, someone can tell me wich is trhe best program to see avis movies?

and sorry and thank you
Old 07-11-2006, 09:37 PM   #4
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As noted above, there are quite a few to choose from, the top 3 probably being Mplayer, Xine and VLC. However, it's not the player that is probably holding you back. There are codecs that are used to compress video. In order to DE-compress the video, you will need the codec used to compress it. The win32codecs pack available from mplayer's site (and sometimes your distro's packaging source) are probably the most complete set available in one location.


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the win32codecs will handle pretty much everything you throw at it (except mp3...), so get those, and it should help you play anything.

Also, there are many many programs to play files. As satated above, Xine, Mplayer, and VLC are all great ones!
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If you prefer KDE, atun is a nice, skin-able media player program. It's not great for full movies, but for downloadable movie clips it's very nice. Also, you need to look into getting the Win codecs for the various video formats... otherwise you will only have the ability to play back certain mpegs.

SuSE cripples a lot of multi-media playback and things like the ability to rip some CDs to MPGs, etc. by default. It's ratehr infamous for the length they go to make multimedia playback difficult to fix.

DVDs are an even bigger issue with SuSE... to play encrypted DVDs, you would have to install a different version of xine than the installation provides and also find the libdvdcss file from somewhere (there may be some Digital Millenium Copyright Act issues, wrapped up in the fair use doctrine and whether it permits a person to utilize reverse-engineered cracks for the weak DVD encryption provided on DVD discs).


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