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Old 06-08-2007, 02:12 AM   #1
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Ive used Linux for about 9 mounts now, an old windows user :-), and i find linux more versitile than Windown in every way exept two, games and multimedia, i like to use my debian 4.0 pc with X-windows as a desktop pc but the multimedia works to poorly, like encrypted dvd movies that does not work very well, i have added the right packages, i think, and audio cds that works in one programm and not another.
Old 06-08-2007, 02:28 AM   #2
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You might find it easier to use a distribution oriented towards desktop use (Fedora, Ubuntu, etc.). I have no problem playing any media format at all, and my laptop is over 6 years old. As far as games are concerned, I suggest you concentrate on native Linux games.
Old 09-15-2007, 12:13 AM   #3
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Old 09-15-2007, 01:27 AM   #4
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Try to use Ubuntu or Mandriva

if u use Debain based distros or Mnadriva distro..
then multimedia wont not a prob..
just use synaptic to search watever u need and install painlessly..
here is a good example for Music Play

AmaroK the best music player in the world
AmaroK the best music player in the world
i know so many ppl use AmaroK as their dault music player..
well if there any one dont know abt it yet..
here is a snippet for u
AmaroK the best versatile featrued rich content music player for all ur digital life.

the main features:
1-in build lyrics search engine which can search for the playng song from build MySql backend to uptodate and manage ur Music collection
3.The latest feaure.. it supports the free and online Internet Music store.. u can stream songs even buy frm authors directly.. there is not big media companies included.
so the rate is very very low..

so run after AmaroK and catch it up cool
Old 09-16-2007, 02:33 PM   #5
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I tried Amarok and wasn't to impressed, when i tried to play an ordinary Audi/music cd and got the following error message "No suitable demux plugin. This often means that the file format is not supported." I never got an error message in any other program that plays cd:s.


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