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Old 05-21-2005, 12:33 AM   #1
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viewing mpeg problem

I have just downloaded an mpeg movie from Then, when i want to see the videoclip, it display this error message:

Couldn't display "/home/jo/Desktop/MCS-My_Fav_Acc(live)PRV.mpg".

Why can't i view mpeg videoclips?

I am using Fedora Core 3 and Helix media player.
Old 05-21-2005, 01:55 AM   #2
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Helix Player doesn't have the required codecs for playing mpeg files due to licensing issues. It only plays real formats as well as free and opensource media types. If you want full multimedia capabilities, then use an application like xine or mplayer with win3 codecs.
Old 05-21-2005, 02:14 AM   #3
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i have downloaded the xine player from How do i start to install it?????
Old 05-21-2005, 08:19 AM   #4
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open a terminal (konsole, gnome-terminal or xterm) and type:
$ su
(type the password and press enter)
$ rpm -i "/path/to/rpm/you/have/downloaded"
You will need the win32codecs. You can find these at
Download and unpack it into /usr/lib/win32. This directory will probably not exist yet. Again in a terminal:
$ su
$ mkdir /usr/lib/win32
$ cd /usr/lib/win32
$ wget
$ tar jxvf all-20050412.tar.bz2
$ rm all-20050412.tar.bz2
et voila!


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