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Old 08-07-2004, 04:16 PM   #1
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Mplayer and Xine share codecs?


I can play movies/audio/videos fine in mplayer.

Xine also plays basic media files okay (AVI, MPG), but it can't play Windows Media Files like WMV, ASF.

I tried to get the Xine codecs, but they they seem to conflict:


[root@localhost Desktop]# rpm -U w32codec-0.52-1.i386.rpm
file /usr/lib/win32/QuickTime.qts from install of w32codec-0.52-1 conflicts with file from package win32-codecs-1.6-1plf
file /usr/lib/win32/QuickTimeEssentials.qtx from install of w32codec-0.52-1 conflicts with file from package win32-codecs-1.6-1plf
file /usr/lib/win32/QuickTimeInternetExtras.qtx from install of w32codec-0.52-1 conflicts with file from package win32-codecs-1.6-1plf
file /usr/lib/win32/lhacm.acm from install of w32codec-0.52-1 conflicts with file from package win32-codecs-1.6-1plf
file /usr/lib/win32/tm20dec.ax from install of w32codec-0.52-1 conflicts with file from package win32-codecs-1.6-1plf
file /usr/lib/win32/tssoft32.acm from install of w32codec-0.52-1 conflicts with file from package win32-codecs-1.6-1plf
file /usr/lib/win32/vp31vfw.dll from install of w32codec-0.52-1 conflicts with file from package win32-codecs-1.6-1plf
file /usr/lib/win32/wmv8ds32.ax from install of w32codec-0.52-1 conflicts with file from package win32-codecs-1.6-1plf


So how do I get Xine to use the same codecs as Mplayer?
 
Old 08-07-2004, 07:24 PM   #2
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Hi.

Xine and MPlayer use the same codecs. If you go to the Xine website, you're directed to the MPlayer site to get said codecs.
From the rpm output, it looks like the codecs are in /usr/lib/win32, so you'll just have to point Xine to that directory.
In Xine, go into Settings... -> Setup and put the 'Configuration experience level' to 'Master of the known universe' (in the GUI tab). Click 'apply'. Then go to the 'Codec' tab and change the 'Path to win32 codecs' field to '/usr/lib/win32'. Click 'Apply' and close Xine. You should be able to play your files now.

Dave
 
Old 08-08-2004, 03:40 AM   #3
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Hi.

Xine and MPlayer use the same codecs. If you go to the Xine website, you're directed to the MPlayer site to get said codecs.
From the rpm output, it looks like the codecs are in /usr/lib/win32, so you'll just have to point Xine to that directory.
In Xine, go into Settings... -> Setup and put the 'Configuration experience level' to 'Master of the known universe' (in the GUI tab). Click 'apply'. Then go to the 'Codec' tab and change the 'Path to win32 codecs' field to '/usr/lib/win32'. Click 'Apply' and close Xine. You should be able to play your files now.

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I changed the settings to Master of the Universe and went to the Codecs tab, but I don't see any option for the Win32 codec, rather, only the REalPlayer 8 codec path. Now what?
 
Old 08-08-2004, 06:42 PM   #4
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Hmmm.

You might want to grab the latest Xine source and compile it yourself. That way you'll definitely be able to change the win32 path.

Dave
 
Old 08-16-2004, 11:35 PM   #5
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Well I got the newest version of Xine, 0.9.22, but I still don't see an option for manually adding paths to the codec directory. I also tried manually looking into the 'config' file located in my /home/ken/.xine/ directory, but it mentions nothing about codecs, except the RealPlayer codecs. Any other tips? I am unable to play simple Windows Media Player 9 (WMV) files and I have to use Mplayer, which works fine.

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Hmmm.

You might want to grab the latest Xine source and compile it yourself. That way you'll definitely be able to change the win32 path.

Dave
Compiling is NOT an option for me. Why, you ask? Because it's impossible to compile in Mandrake, especially for a n00b like me. I've posted in other threads about help compiling and so far it's been a complete failure. I depend solely on RPM and URPMI.

FOr those curious, how I upgrade my xine was by going to my Mandrake control center and uninstalling xine. I then updated my URPMI sources and reinstalled xine via URPMI, which automatically updated my Xine player.

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Old 08-17-2004, 02:01 AM   #6
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To change the directory of the codecs do this:
Go to Settings -> Setup -> Gui
There select Configuration experience level: Master of the universe
Hit OK.
Go to Settings -> Setup again, now get into Codec and the latest 2 options are the paths to the codecs.

This was answered before sorry, but anyways, i did that and i have a Win32 codecs editbox to choose the location.

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Old 09-02-2004, 10:30 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Micro420
Compiling is NOT an option for me. Why, you ask? Because it's impossible to compile in Mandrake, especially for a n00b like me. I've posted in other threads about help compiling and so far it's been a complete failure. I depend solely on RPM and URPMI.
Far from impossible, I've run MDK for a while now, noob or not alot of times RPM's just suck! I can't count the times an RPM wouldn't install or installed broken, Or complained about deps. Once I started to compile them myself all the problems went away. Most times you can compile with default answers for any questions it may ask. your just going thru the configure, make, make install. Also I'm not sure about 9.1 but I had alot of trouble compiling when I ran 9.2, with 10.0 smooth sailing!
 
Old 09-03-2004, 12:00 AM   #8
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I don't know about Mandrake, but on RedHat and Fedora systems, the default 'Desktop' installation doesn't actually include any compilers or development RPMs. This has caused me many headaches when installing from source on other people's machines which have been installed in this manner.
Just a thought.

Dave
 
Old 09-03-2004, 02:07 AM   #9
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to use all those wonderful codecs, you'll need to get xine-libs version 1-rc4 or higher and xine-ui 0.9.23 or higher.

if compiling is just not an option for you, you can try built rpms from this site:

http://cambuca.ldhs.cetuc.puc-rio.br/xine/

claims the rpms should work in redhat/fedora/mandrake/suse.

don't know what you're going to do with xine-ui though, since the latest version of xine-ui caused nothing but lock ups for me and that site is cvs, which is basically the bleeding edge versions. but it won't kill you to try them. fyi, i agree with snatale1 in that for xine and mplayer, it's better to compile them from source or build rpms from source.
 
  


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