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Old 09-28-2004, 02:07 PM   #1
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RealPlayer wont open mpg or avi or wmv files

I have installed the real player 10. In Mozilla it shows the plugin. From news sites when you click on video it plays just fine. When i try to run clips from links in the brower it asks for me to select the program to run it with. When I select Real player it errors out saying "The player does not have the capibilities to play this content."
Selecting to update takes to a site that tells me i am updated. Details says " The following components are required: mpg"

It also wont run movies i have created in Windows movie maker. Must have missed a step some where...

Old 09-28-2004, 02:17 PM   #2
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This may not be the solution but I couldn't play such files unitl I installed the totem-xine package(debian) Once that was install videos would play fine. Perhaps you need the codecs there before Real will play them. I also have real but have never tried to watch anything but streams with it.
Hope this helps.
Old 09-28-2004, 02:19 PM   #3
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Thanks, I just discovered that Xine will work for those files. Had it for DVDs.


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