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Old 10-08-2001, 10:00 AM   #1
da Perp
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Thumbs down help with movies


My linux (mandrake 7.2) seems to have a bit of trouble playing mpeg and avi as well as all other movies. I installed xanim succesfully and am using aktion as my movie player. Is the fault with linux or a configuration setting somewhere or should i try using another player? Movies take forever to load, and once they are loaded i get garbles and lines and parts of the movie, while there is absolutely no sound playing. The movies also play very slowly and choppy. Any solutions?

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Old 10-08-2001, 01:54 PM   #2
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well, Xine has generally been adopted as the main avi / mpeg player. But i'd think that problems like that may well be at a lower level, driver / decoder based, as most players will generally use teh same libs, like avilib and such like. If your player isn't using them, then try a player that does.
 
Old 10-08-2001, 06:48 PM   #3
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a few months ago, i wouldn't have recommended xine, but it's undergone a lot of development lately. it's not the most user-friendly interface yet, but it works... even if it takes you forever to find that "select" button on the bottom left-hand side of the file list...
 
Old 10-09-2001, 08:13 AM   #4
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Got something...

I installed qtv mpg player and that works perfectly, so now at least i can watch my mpgs... Ill try finding Xine to try avi's now, I cant seem to find it in my distribution. Thanx for the help.
 
  


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