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Old 05-24-2005, 11:05 AM   #1
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cannot decode quicktime or wmv in totem!

i cannot get totem to play quicktime .mov(s) or wmv files.
I've apt-get(ted)/(got?) gstreamer0.8 and the gstreamer-plugins as well as the ffmeg and faad plugins.

As soon as i click on a .mov file, totem says it's unable to decode it.
I've check the addons folder and the qt and win codecs are all there. gst-register shows the ffmpeg is there too.

any ideas?
it works ok with mplayer...

help please!!

Old 05-24-2005, 02:17 PM   #2
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You might still need some codecs:

That fixed WMV for me, but I've never tried QuickTime, so I'm not sure about that one.
Old 05-24-2005, 04:00 PM   #3
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The X Files REOPENED !

One word - Xine.

It plays all common formats such as MP3 and video as WMV, Mov, RM, MPEG, MPEG2 and the likes. It can even play (very) uncommon formats as NSV (Nullsoft Streaming Video).
Old 05-24-2005, 06:05 PM   #4
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i've now got xine and the gxine frontend installed.
think i'll give totem a rest, doesnt suit my needs and ubuntu is a bit funny about me installing totem-xine, doesnt like it apparently...

but needless to say i now have sound and video on wmv and mov!!

thanks for the help


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