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Old 04-08-2005, 06:52 PM   #1
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xine codecs problem

Hi everyone,

I am having a problem with my Xine player v0.99.2, within Madrake 10.1.

I have a few MPGs, AVIs, WMVs etc, and I can play them fine one minute the next they have unsupported codecs. a few days later they play fine for a day or two then same problems.

I have, apparently, nearly all the codecs, main ones for windows, real etc.

why do I get these error, and what can I do to fix this? as you could probably understand, this does end up annoying the hell out of me.

I do not have anymore codecs in my MCC.

Also installing software does not affect this, as I have not installed anything lately.


Old 04-08-2005, 07:13 PM   #2
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Hmmm, This seems to be an ongoing and one of the posted problems on this and most linux forums. I, and probably anyone who has used Linux has had codec problems.

Maybe it's because there is so much diff sofware and no standards and codecs keep changing. Not sure what it is.

I know Linux, Mac, Windows all have these codec problems. It only seems by chance that you could get all the codecs in the right place for all the different sound and video software out there.

Maybe, someday, at least for Linux, the writers of Audio/Video software could aggree and some standard as to where codecs are located and which ones are used.

I know that standards are not good for buisiness, and this has been an ongoing proprietary battle, but maybe the music, video, and software indursties could make some sort of comprimise

enough of the ranting.

Old 04-09-2005, 04:00 AM   #3
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hi there

i am not satified with the xine package on mandrake 10.1 so i prefer building my xine from source after removing the xine-lib from there

also get the codes from, mplayers site and put that codecs in a directory which is in the path

Old 04-09-2005, 04:26 AM   #4
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One mayor problem is the rightsmanagement. If you open a file, that is protected by this drm-f@cK-sTuFf ... it looks like it is damaged... you won't get an error, that you just have no permissons to play that file.

But I think this is not exactly what your problem is, eh? :-)


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