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Old 08-03-2006, 04:58 PM   #1
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I need a video player that works


I have Mandriva 2006 with Kaffeine(and KDE). Generally when try to play a video (wmv, mpeg, etc.) the screen of the player becomes black or full of colour stripes.

I heard about Kaffeine to be a front end for xine...

May someone of you indicate a stable and reliable video player?

Please be patient and explain me how to correctly configure Kaffeine or indicate me a new one, but that works better, please.

Greetings from Sao Paulo - Brazil

Ricardo
 
Old 08-03-2006, 05:29 PM   #2
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I also use Mandriva 2006. So far, I have no problem at all with Xine (plus libs and plugins) from the PLF repository.

Yves.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 08:55 PM   #3
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No offense, but I think your comment doesn't help me. My trouble is that my Kaffeine is piece of sheet. What is PLF repository?

Remember, this is newbie forum...
 
Old 08-03-2006, 10:25 PM   #4
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Strange,

Have never had an issue with Kaffine. Try these Links:

Kmplayer
http://kmplayer.kde.org/

Mplayer
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html

Xine
http://xinehq.de/index.php/releases

hope you find one that works for you

Jake
 
Old 08-04-2006, 11:04 AM   #5
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Video Playing on a Video Player

I have tried quite a few of the players for Linux, and hands down, MPLAYER is the way to go.

For instance, I can rip a DVD, play it under Xine or Kaffiene and see strange lines (more like jagged edges) when the object on screen moves quickly. I play the same rip with MPLAYER and the video flow is smooth and life-like (well not exactly "life-like")...

Deion "Mule" Christopher
 
Old 08-04-2006, 01:19 PM   #6
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With most of the video players like MPlayer, Xine, Kaffiene, etc.... you need to install the codecs in order to get them to play the formats which you are trying. There should be a w32 codecs package available for download somewhere. Also try getting the codecs available through our distribution.

However, the really easy way is to just install VLC. It seems to play everything out of the box.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 01:26 PM   #7
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VLC works pretty well, as does xine and mplayer as long as you install all of the needed codecs.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 02:31 PM   #8
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OK. I should have been more precise. PLF is the Mandriva repository for everything not in the distribution when there are issues with software patents, license, and the like. You'll have to decide yourself if using PLF is legal in your country. Go ahead and see here:
What is PLF: http://plf.zarb.org/
How to use it: http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

Yves.

Edit: I see you're from Brazil; so it should be OK for you to use PLF. Besides, I always had better luck with PLF mirrors from South America, East Europe, and Turkey.

Last edited by theYinYeti; 08-04-2006 at 02:33 PM.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 11:02 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by ErrorBound
With most of the video players like MPlayer, Xine, Kaffiene, etc.... you need to install the codecs in order to get them to play the formats which you are trying. There should be a w32 codecs package available for download somewhere. Also try getting the codecs available through our distribution.

However, the really easy way is to just install VLC. It seems to play everything out of the box.
What is VLC?
 
Old 08-05-2006, 01:20 AM   #10
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Vlc

Have a look here for VLC information...

Deion "Mule" Christopher
 
Old 08-05-2006, 10:05 AM   #11
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What is VLC?
It's the first 4 hits on Google for "VLC" -- I thought it would be fairly apparent
 
Old 08-05-2006, 06:16 PM   #12
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Some of you talk about codecs. Okay!

As all linux users you seem to think that I am an expert in linux. I'm not.

Please answer three basic questions:

1. How I verify what codecs I have installed in my Mandriva?
2. How I discover what codecs are missing?
3. From where I download the missing ones and how I install them?

If people have this 3 questions in my mind since the first answer we don't lost too much time in unusable discussions and answers.

[ ]
 
Old 08-06-2006, 06:22 AM   #13
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nightrider, I don't want to feel harsh, but did you read what you were suggested to read?

From my first link (plf.zarb.org, "About" page):
Quote:
PLF is a packaging project dedicated to distributing software that cannot be included in Linux distributions for various reasons, related to geographical variations in legislation regarding intellectual property, security and other issues[...]
From my second link (easyurpmi), after having filled the form according to what I think is your config:
Quote:
Tapez (ou copiez,collez) ceci dans une console, en tant que root: (=enter -copy,paste- in console as root)

urpmi.addmedia zarb-2006-plf-free ftp://mirror.cricyt.edu.ar/plf/mandr...ee/2006.0/i586 with hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia zarb-2006-plf-nonfree ftp://mirror.cricyt.edu.ar/plf/mandr...ee/2006.0/i586 with hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia zarb-2006-contrib http://mirror.cricyt.edu.ar/Mandriva.../media/contrib with media_info/hdlist.cz
So maybe you don't know how to do just that? Here's how, in a terminal window you'll have to open first:
Code:
[you@localhost ~]$ su - root
Password: <here you enter root's password>
[root@localhost ~]# urpmi.addmedia ......
When this is done, you'll have to install the packages:
- Launch Mandriva's control panel, go to the software section, and run the "install software" tool.
- In there, enter "xine" in the search field.
- To make it simple, just select every xine-... package with "plf" in the name, and also select "xine-ui-0.99..." (agree for all suggested dependencies)
- Install the selection.

If all goes well, now when you start "xine", it should be able to read almost everything.

Yves.

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