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Old 07-25-2003, 04:54 PM   #1
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Codec question for mplayer and xine

I have mplayer and xine installed and I'm wondering how to i watch movies that are in xvid and divx video codecs and both use an ac3 audio codec.
Old 07-25-2003, 05:02 PM   #2
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maybe you might need stuff like divx4linux and xvid and lame packages....i don't recall having to do this personally, but i've done so much on my box that i don't remember everything i do , but i would say that these would cover it..
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Hi gabebster!!!

DrOzz is right. Sounds like you've compiled those players without the codecs. You have to install FIRST the codecs, then compile/install mplayer. Try reading this:

And more precisily this:

It covers codecs installation as well. You can download the necessary codecs at their page:

Good luck!


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