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Old 09-20-2007, 06:58 AM   #1
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Question playing videos on linux

i came to know about linux through seminar in my university (DAVV).i am very new to linux. somehow i have installed opensuse 10.2. i am facing problem in playing videos. totem shows a message regarding that it needs some plug ins to play mpg, avi, dat etc media. please tell me about these plugins and where to find them
Old 09-20-2007, 07:26 AM   #2
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you need to install the codecs this link will be helpfull
Old 09-25-2007, 02:43 AM   #3
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i have downloaded the win32codecs. i extracted the folder, but i could not find the install or readme file. another thing; the file i downloaded was in .tar.tar format
Old 09-25-2007, 03:02 AM   #4
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You can try installing Mplayer. It supports almost all the formats of video and audio.

.tar is a tarball. this is assemble of various files into one package. This is used for backing up and etc.

You can untar and extract the files within it use this code
tar -xvvf win32codecs.tar
man tar
for further details
Old 09-25-2007, 11:30 AM   #5
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I'm also fairly new to OpenSUSE 10.2, and found this page to be extremely helpful as far as getting it fully "up and running" with stuff like this:


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