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Old 03-03-2009, 01:09 AM   #1
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Kaffeine .flv

Hello there lads.

I have been running into a very odd issue with kaffeine. I have been able to play some .flv files, directly, like subnetting videos that come with the CD in the Cisco books. I also downloaded a few videos from youtube that get downloaded in .flv format. Weird thing is, i cannot play those files. Kaffeine starts the "codec installer", than runs a couple of progress bars and then throws and error saying that the Codec package has already been installed.

Any ideas on how to fix this problem? I can only assume that the properties of both .flv files differ and so one can be played and the other cannot be played. But i don't know how to get around troubleshooting this issue.

Thanks in advance, LQ rules!!!

Last edited by trebek; 03-03-2009 at 02:27 PM.
Old 03-03-2009, 02:23 PM   #2
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I have come across the same problem.
The way i get round it is by using a different media player.
If Kaffeine doesn't work,give VLC a try.

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Last edited by the trooper; 03-03-2009 at 03:14 PM.
Old 03-03-2009, 08:32 PM   #3
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Maybe you have to run Koffeine as root to have the codecs really installed. Though this doesn't explain why the codec is reported as already installed. Some repository sites provide non-free codecs for installation via packaging systems like RPM - you could try to install those as well.

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Old 03-03-2009, 08:34 PM   #4
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another idea would be to ditch kaffeine alltogether and install vlc ( which is more versitile to begin with


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