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Old 08-18-2009, 11:29 PM   #1
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Playing Videos on HP Mini Netbook


I also need assistance on how to watch videos on my HP Mini Netbook Linux SuSE 10.0.

After talking to a few ( wonderful! ) linux experts, they told me that the netbook i have only have 4gb ssd. So I would have to use a usb card for everything. I have a linux compatible usb card that has movies on it. but i dont know how to make it play. I was told that i can go through YaST and have it play but thats a foregin language to me. I know where yast is but i dont know what i am looking for. I am told to use mplayer, or vlc, or xine. But i can not find any of that on my computer. Also, being that i do not have that much space, i only have 359M free/3G.


help!
 
Old 08-18-2009, 11:34 PM   #2
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I am not sure why they said you need to Yast to play videos. Check to see if you have Xine or Totem and you should be able to play the movies from there.
 
Old 08-18-2009, 11:36 PM   #3
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I am not sure why they said you need to Yast to play videos. Check to see if you have Xine or Totem and you should be able to play the movies from there.
totem nor xine shows up
 
Old 08-18-2009, 11:41 PM   #4
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Ok, Then you would use Yast to install those packages. What desktop manager are you using? KDE or Gnome or XFCE? For the most part you should be able to click on the Menu button and get a list of applications that you can use. From Their select Yast or Yast2 and then choose add software. From there you can type xine or totem and it will select the package and you just need to choose install. Also it should install all dependencies as well.
 
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Ok, Then you would use Yast to install those packages. What desktop manager are you using? KDE or Gnome or XFCE? For the most part you should be able to click on the Menu button and get a list of applications that you can use. From Their select Yast or Yast2 and then choose add software. From there you can type xine or totem and it will select the package and you just need to choose install. Also it should install all dependencies as well.


whooa ok let me do this as you say it

ok i have gnome

i went to the menu

and then more applications

and then YaST

now it says add on product or software management which one?
 
Old 08-19-2009, 12:06 AM   #6
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It should be software management. Sorry can't give you a sure fire answer though. It would help if I had my Suse Box as I am learning to use SuSe myself. (More of a Linux Mint / Debian fan).
 
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It should be software management. Sorry can't give you a sure fire answer though. It would help if I had my Suse Box as I am learning to use SuSe myself. (More of a Linux Mint / Debian fan).
Aahhh i forget there are SOO many os for linux.

i found where im supposed to search but nothing popped up. though when i entered xine, xinetd came up but i dont think that that is what im looking for. I read the description and it didnt seem right.
 
Old 08-20-2009, 08:14 PM   #8
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Try just looking through the tab that says all. Scroll down until you see xine or it may be gxine (can't remember). You can also look into mplayer.

The packages are in alphabetical order. So you can scroll down to x or m and start from there.
 
  


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