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Old 10-10-2003, 09:12 AM   #1
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Video Files And Kazaa

Newbie here and the first thing I noticed was the different file extensions over what is used in windows.I have some video files saved to disc in the mpg and avi formats.Will they play under linux and if no what file format do i have to convert them to.Also I was using kazaa lite ++ in windows and curious if there is a linux based version or what is the program of choice for file sharing in linux.Thank You Before I forget also curious if there is anywhere i could go on the web to find out what programs are on the 3 mandrake disc that didn't install when i did install.I know I added kppp but curious what else is there worth installing and maybe a idea of what the program is used for
Old 10-10-2003, 09:33 AM   #2
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For video files, xine, noatun, and mplayer will play mpeg and avi files. All those programs are available on the Mandrake CDs.

For kazaa equivalent programs, see this:

For seeing software available, open the Mandrake control center and look under software management to see software available to install. It gives a short description of each package available.

Hope that helps.
Old 10-10-2003, 09:48 AM   #3
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Yes it very much helped.I knew about the info in control panel but wasn't sure if there was another source thank you for the info
Old 10-10-2003, 11:38 AM   #4
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for filesharing under linux you can use soulseek for mp3s and bittorrent as well as mldonkey for videos and so on
if you dont want to use mplayer you could also try videolanclient or xine mandrake packages should be avaible


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