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Old 08-07-2005, 02:46 PM   #1
Mr. Hill
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No sound while playing .avi file

Hello, I'm using Arch right now and I'm very happy with it. I updated everything, rebooted, ran alsaconf and my sound worked while playing the Beatles. I then boot into X and download an avi file of The Broken and try to play it. I get video but no sound.. the site does require Divx so that could be the problem so I see two solutions here: one is to install divx4linux or two would be to install the necessary codecs.

I have tried installing divx4linux by cd-ing into the directory and running sh under sudo and nothing comes up, it just goes through and I get another prompt sign again, and I'm not for sure how to run the thing, it isn't added in KDE and I'm not for sure how to run it let alone know if it's even installed. I'm not quite for sure what codecs to install either. I used to use the K-Lite Codec package in Windows but I dunno what to do now. Any sound/video advice? Codecs, apps, anything? Xine comes with lots of codecs I thought but even Xine will not output the sound.

oh and yes I did configure alsamixer and I unmuted the video section, I know that's going to come up so I figured I should mention it now. Thanks for the help.
Old 08-08-2005, 03:08 PM   #2
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1. Are you sure that it is a Divx file? I have never had a problem playing divx-files in Xine. Remember that some .avi files are in fact the old Microsoft avi-format.

2. Are you sure Xine is outputting sound at all? Try and play a mp3 file in Xine and see if you get sound.
Old 09-04-2005, 11:36 PM   #3
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I am having the same problem. No sound when playing a .avi file coded in divx. I can see the video but no sound. I tried to play it in xine, and point the codecs to /usr/local/win32 with the win32 codecs that I downloaded. I even downloaded the divx4linux off the divx website. After unpacking the files I ran ./install, but xine or any other program will only play the video with no sound? I can play my mp3 and Cd's, and mpg files just fine with sound. I am using KDE, for the GUI and, using Suse 9.2 with a soundblaster Live 5.1

Any light broght to the is problem of mine will be so much help.



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