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Old 02-07-2009, 10:59 PM   #1
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what is the best codec/player for watching flv. files on Linux?

I have recently installed Yellow dog 6.1 linux onto my Sony PS3.

I want to be able to view flv. files.

Which player or codec is the best to view this format on linux.

Movie player will not currently play this format.

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Old 02-07-2009, 11:05 PM   #2
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I don't know what "movie" player is.

But mplayer does support it, as ffmpeg does. If you don't want a command line player, there are lots of frontends to mplayer: kmplayer, kplayer, smplayer, Xt7 and many others.
Old 02-07-2009, 11:51 PM   #3
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and VLC will play them but i like smplayer ( Qt 4.3 or greater required )
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download 2 packages --- libxine and xine-ui from its site
Compile it and enjoy !

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By "Movie Player" I assume you mean Red Hat's name for Totem. This program will play flv's--you just need to get the right plugins. You will need to enable an external repository (RPMFusion etc) and get


But I will have to second that for xine.


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