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Old 06-07-2007, 01:25 AM   #1
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Getting error!

When I went to watch my videos from website. It opens through mplayer but, when I am trying to play it. I am recieving error! the errors says "Cannot find codec matching selected -vo and video format 0x33564D57.

Any1 could help me. Thank you

Old 06-07-2007, 04:57 AM   #2
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What type of video is it?

You will need to install the appropriate codecs to play the video.

Also, what distro are you using. Please put this in your profile - it helps us to give you relevant answers.

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Distro is short for distribution; a distribution is a specific version of the Linux OS. So your own distro would be mandriva.

In order to find the codecs, you will first have to set up a third party repository, i.e. a collection of software packages for mandriva that is not maintained by the mandriva team itself. Search google for easy-urpmi or smart-urpmi and fill out the forms; you will end up with a list of mirrors from which those additional software packages are available. Cut it and paste into a terminal. You can then install the codecs from your package manager (Applications > Systems > ? > Add/Remove packages - I'm sorry, I forget what the third one is called but I'm sure you'll find it).


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