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Old 06-12-2007, 12:56 AM   #1
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Cannot play avi and mp3 files

when i try to play music(mp3) or video (avi) my player totem returns this error ´You don´ have a decoder installed.You might need to install the necessary plugins´ . What should I do? Do you know any other good players for centos 5?
Old 06-12-2007, 01:38 AM   #2
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Well ,
this media player issue is a widespread problem in many distros ,because of the original versions not shipping the necessary packages to play videos and /or music..

what you need to do is , download the following rpm's (at least they work for suse)
w32codex , xinelib , speex , cacalib , totem and maybe some others.
anyhow you should searh for a distro specific package of xinelib and see what dependencies you get.

good luck
Old 09-09-2007, 07:26 PM   #3
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Cool Try here for mplayer, great references from our friends in these forums. Try here for VLC... Good luck to YOU.


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