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Old 02-11-2006, 08:03 AM   #1
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ubuntu's media player...


ok well i was wondering wat medai player ubuntu uses and where i can cget some codecs for it cause i cant play ANY movie or music file untill i do so could some one please help me...
 
Old 02-11-2006, 09:39 AM   #2
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To play videos, you may want to give 'mplayer' a try (the best player on earth), but if you like a nice GUI, then you should better go with 'totem'. I can recommend this two, although there are several other (good) players out there.
To install both type:
Code:
sudo apt-get install mplayer-nogui totem
Additionally install the essential codecs package from here:
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/dload.html

For music files try xmms:
Code:
sudo apt-get install xmms
 
Old 02-11-2006, 07:48 PM   #3
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ok well i tried what you said and when i tried

Code:
sudo apt-get install mplayer-nogui totem
i got this error

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kriogenic@Kriogenic:~$ sudo apt-get install mplayer-nogui totem
Password:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package mplayer-nogui
would apreciate the help

EDIT: i have totem on my ubuntu but how do get codecs for totem?

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Old 02-12-2006, 09:06 AM   #4
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Then you don't have certain repositories available for apt. Your current repositories are listed in the file '/etc/apt/sources.list'. Go to the following URL and replace those repositories with you current:
http://easylinux.info/wiki/Ubuntu#Ho...a_repositories
After doing so don't forget to update apt:
Code:
sudo apt-get update
Try everything again.
 
Old 02-12-2006, 11:40 PM   #5
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thanks it worked and all the packages ect are working now
 
Old 02-14-2006, 04:53 AM   #6
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ok the above statment = NOT TRUE

on dial up thought it was working said it would take a few hours to install come back later and i got damn errors so can some one running ubuntu please post what there server list thingy looks like with all the package url stuff in cause im getting frustrated
and i feel like going back to windows wich i dont wanna do so please help me get past this error pretty much all i want is a player that can play movie files
 
Old 02-14-2006, 05:05 AM   #7
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http://ubuntuguide.org/#extrarepositories
http://ubuntuguide.org/#xine-ui
http://ubuntuguide.org/#codecs

This is for ubuntu 5.04
which version of ubuntu are you running?

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Old 02-14-2006, 01:56 PM   #8
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i am runnung ubuntu 5.04 and on dial up all those codecs ect could take a while to get
 
Old 02-14-2006, 02:00 PM   #9
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Do they have fast internet access in your neighborhood? Could you download the .deb packages from there and burn it on a cd?
 
Old 02-14-2006, 11:33 PM   #10
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yeah i could do that but id rather download them cause it MAY be quicker cept when i get that ANNOYING connection timed out error
 
  


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