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Old 10-22-2018, 06:14 PM   #1
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Installing WINE


I would appreciate some tiny steps (or a site where the install is explained) as to how to install WINE so I can run a Windows program in Linux.

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Old 10-22-2018, 06:22 PM   #2
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It depends on what distro you are running, and you haven't illuminated us on that point.
 
Old 10-22-2018, 06:26 PM   #3
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I would appreciate some tiny steps (or a site where the install is explained) as to how to install WINE so I can run a Windows program in Linux.
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The first question I would have, is that, why do you need to use Wine? Is there not any Linux program that could do the same job?

Normally, it's just a matter of opening your package manager and installing the 'wine' package, then configure it for the Windows app you want to run. Your Linux distribution's website probably has information about doing it.
 
Old 10-23-2018, 11:55 AM   #4
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Hve you visited the Wine site? There's a wiki and it also reports on successes and failures experienced with various Windows programs.
https://www.winehq.org/

You can look for Linux alternatives here:
https://linuxappfinder.com/alternatives
 
Old 10-23-2018, 01:26 PM   #5
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I am running Linux Mint Debiwn Edition 3 (Cindy) Cinnamon.

I have a Windows only program: Movieorganizer 2.86 in which I have my DVD's indexed: some 600+ movies. I have searched and there are no Linux programs into which I could move those files and entering over 600 movie titles pluse the infor which Movie Organizer adds via IMBd automatically.

I was able to use Crossover several years ago to open Movie Organizer and copy the data files and even add more into LMDE2 (Mate). Unfortunately, there was no way to upgrade from LMDE2 (Mate) to LMDE3 (Cinnamon) and Mate is not offered or planning to be offered as a Mate distro.

Finally, is there a way to put Movie Organizer on my LMDE3 taskbar and have it open the program on my Windows 10 Partition?

Obviously, if worse comes to worse, I'll end up buying Crossover for one program, but it would be nice to have WINE or some other program which could open Windows programs in LMDE3.

Thanks,
tlcmd
 
Old 10-23-2018, 01:34 PM   #6
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Wine should be in the LMDE3/Debian repos.

Alternatively, you can add a more up-to-date version from https://wiki.winehq.org/Debian
 
Old 10-25-2018, 10:18 AM   #7
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Does your Movieorganizer program have any facility for exporting (e.g. xml, csv/comma delimited or ??) or even printing (to text or pdf perhaps) your DVD indexes?

Regardless of the format it's able to spit out, it MIGHT be possible to reorganize that listing (using greb, sed, awk, quick custom bash file) into a form that permits import into any of the available Linux-flavored substitutes while retaining all your info. If you do have such output capabilities, add that into the criteria you use to select a Linux replacement.

Report back if there is such an export or print capability; someone here will likely be able to assist with conversion if that even needs to be done.
 
Old 10-25-2018, 11:21 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by tlcmd View Post
I am running Linux Mint Debiwn Edition 3 (Cindy) Cinnamon.

I have a Windows only program: Movieorganizer 2.86 in which I have my DVD's indexed: some 600+ movies. I have searched and there are no Linux programs into which I could move those files and entering over 600 movie titles pluse the infor which Movie Organizer adds via IMBd automatically.

I was able to use Crossover several years ago to open Movie Organizer and copy the data files and even add more into LMDE2 (Mate). Unfortunately, there was no way to upgrade from LMDE2 (Mate) to LMDE3 (Cinnamon) and Mate is not offered or planning to be offered as a Mate distro.

Finally, is there a way to put Movie Organizer on my LMDE3 taskbar and have it open the program on my Windows 10 Partition?

Obviously, if worse comes to worse, I'll end up buying Crossover for one program, but it would be nice to have WINE or some other program which could open Windows programs in LMDE3.

Thanks,
tlcmd
I assume (perhaps incorrectly), that it is this program that you are using:- http://www.free-codecs.com/download/movie_organizer.htm?

If so, it DOES have export facilities, and it is possible that you could (possibly) import it to Griffith, or GcStar, or one of the other Linux based collection managers. If you wish to carry on using Movie Organizer, then I would imagine that you will have to install Wine, wine-gecko, probably Microsoft Fonts, in order to display the records, and maybe a few library files in order to access the database. If you are unfamiliar with Wine, I would recommend installing PlayOnLinux, and attempting to install it through that.

I have had trials of Crossover before, and can't really see what advantage it has over Playonlinux. None of the obscure programs I ever tried to install on Wine worked better or installed easier with Crossover.

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Finally, is there a way to put Movie Organizer on my LMDE3 taskbar and have it open the program on my Windows 10 Partition?
Short answer - NO. The registry entries would not be set up in Linux/Wine.

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I was able to use Crossover several years ago to open Movie Organizer and copy the data files and even add more into LMDE2 (Mate). Unfortunately, there was no way to upgrade from LMDE2 (Mate) to LMDE3 (Cinnamon) and Mate is not offered or planning to be offered as a Mate distro.
I missed this bit when I first read your message. If you still have this installation, then you should back up the crossover folders, as it may be possible to install crossover, then simply copy the folders over to get the program working. In standard Wine or Playonlinux installations, that is precisely how I get them working with minimal effort.
 
Old 10-25-2018, 11:24 AM   #9
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You can run Movieorganizer with Wine
https://www.movienizer.com/articles/...r-on-linux.htm
 
  


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