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Old 07-06-2004, 03:50 AM   #1
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cant see any movie's on suse 9.1

hello all !

10nx to many good pepole here i mange to coconet my computer to the net and

evan get my homenetwork up and working !

now i'm try to see my movies divx and other but movie file that i have ..

i try to use xine and totem but cant see pic just here the voice ..

i now that i need same codec to see those movies but don't now how and where to intall them .

i donwlowd divx but don't now how to install it .

so the Q is :

A . is divx codec is enough ?

B. what is the best or most favoarit movie player ? on linux
Old 07-06-2004, 03:57 AM   #2
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Hi there starking!

Welcome to You're getting a black screen because you don't have the right codecs. I'd recommend you using mplayer. It's a great player for practically everything: Dvd, VCD, ogg, mp3, DiVx.. you name it.

You can also grab the latest codecs from their download page. I believe mplayer's codec would also work with Xine (never tried myself, but since they work with avifile, I'd guess it should also work with everything else).

If you choose to install mplayer, compile it from source, it's just better and easier then rpm's in this case. Read the README docs before download/installing anything. It's pretty easy to install. If you have any problems or do not understand any part of the doc, let us know.

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I also tried to compile mplayer and it gave me other head aches!

I downloaded the sources and essential codecs from the official ( at least that's what they said ) site and i configured them ./configure --with-codecsdir=blabalb --enable-gui ok ... that went well !
BUT when i try to compile it just stops telling me there is no file /libavcodec/libavcodec.a ... how can this happen ?
If u guys compiled it and still have the sources please look at them and tell me if u hav that file in your sources tree ...
Old 08-09-2004, 04:28 AM   #4
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hi ..

try to use this guide !!
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Or this thread , read the post by ultrabeam. It works



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