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Old 12-12-2008, 06:00 PM   #1
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Wink Media Player Under Linux - Girl in Need

Hello Everybody,

First to introduce myself, I am a total beginner to the linux scene. I'm am running it on my second desktop and so far I love it, even though it can be frustrating.

Anyway... my first problem.

I like to watch movies on on my windows box, but so far I haven't been able to get most of them to work under linux. Namely Veoh movies and Divx movies. Can anybody help? These are the best quality movies and I hate having to switch to windows every time I want to kick back and enjoy a movie....


Old 12-12-2008, 06:04 PM   #2
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Cool Try vlc player

Dude , google vlc player for windows or for linux, its the best ..
Try and enjoy watching movies , it can play almost every media files
Old 12-12-2008, 06:21 PM   #3
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Erica, which linux distro are you using? Also are you using your browser to watch these movies, or are you downloading them to view them?
From the link you provided I assume that your viewing them in your browser.
Just tell me what distro you use and I'll give you the commands to install and view all the flash and divx movies.
First open a terminal window and enter this:
lsb_release -a
Then copy paste into these forums the output and I'll help from there
Old 12-13-2008, 03:14 AM   #4
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Hi, Im running ubuntu. And I actually just got the VLC media player, the biggest problem im having is the veoh movies. I'll run that command for you when i get home
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Welcome to LQ.

AFAIK, every movie that I can see on is viewable using flash player. To install flash player in Ubuntu:

If there exist movies on there that are not flash player based you can use the firefox media player connectivity extension to view videos that are embedded:

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Old 12-13-2008, 03:37 AM   #6
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What you need is to install the non-free-codec pack which includes flash and all other codecs. You will also need a mozilla browser plugin, which by default is totem with Ubuntu. Go here scroll down to adding repository. Open a terminal & then copy and paste the commands for adding the repository and gpg key for your current distro (assuming its Ubuntu Ibex).Once added, its easy from here.

The download for non-free-codecs will include fonts and many other things, its about around a 300mb download. Open a terminal and type these commands.

sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs
That's it for flash and java support and many other codecs. And along with other video, audio formats.
Totem should by default now play all other video, audio formats in your browser.

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