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Old 03-27-2008, 04:18 AM   #1
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Arrow why doesn't play any music

why doesn't play any music or any vidio in linux?
what can i do for this ? please someone solve this problem.
Old 03-27-2008, 04:43 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ

Long story short microsoft has a patent on codec.

You will need to install the needed codec yourself. Post what distro you are using or do a search on installing codec on this site or
Old 03-28-2008, 02:12 AM   #3
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in some distros CODECs are installed,but some of them not installed.
in Debian,SuSE9.2,Parsix,Knoppix and stc ... codecs are installed.
if you use a debian base Distro in multimedia-repositories you can find w32codec and many players and etc !

in other distros you must install it yourself.

good luck.


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