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Old 08-25-2005, 07:02 AM   #1
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No sound with *.mov files


Mandrake 2005LE, kernel 2.6.11-12mdk, KDE 3.3.2.
Sound generally works well: System sounds, CD's, DVD's, mpg's, avi's, wmv's, helixplayer and kdetv all work well (but not all at once please!).
BUT neither totem nor kaffeine will give me sound with .mov files.
I have the win32 codecs from plf installed. I have a file called /usr/lib/win32/aslcodec_dshow.dll . There are more codecs in /usr/lib/pwlib/codecs/audio/ and /usr/lib/helixplayer-1.0.3.749/codecs/ .
I have tried choosing different drivers in kaffeine- Settings - xine engine parameters - Audio options, but still no sound. I have checked that all channels are turned up in kmix.
These mov files play just fine with xine 0.9.23 on my old mandrake 9.1 system, but not 2005LE (with current updates). Any ideas? Thanks.
 
Old 08-25-2005, 09:15 AM   #2
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I may know less about this than you do, but to get .movs to play I had to get mplayer and the bunch of codecs that come with it.
(You can get the just the codecs, separately.)
I believe xine should play the .mov files once the codecs (from mplayer) are present, Doesn't work for me though -- I can only play them properly with mplayer.
Good luck.
 
Old 08-25-2005, 11:40 AM   #3
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Thanks for your advice.

I went off and got a bunch of codecs in a package called essential-20050412.tar.bz2 and unpacked the package. It turned out that I had all the codecs already, except for 7, so I copied these over to /usr/lib/win32/
. Still no sound with mov files (but nothing broken either!).

I am not sure where kaffeine (which seems to be using xine) is looking for codecs, some people say it is in /usr/lib/win32/, others /usr/local/lib/codecs/ (which I do not have). Xine is supposed to have a file in ~/.xine that has details of where it will look for codecs and other setup data, but I do not have the config file. Just in case, I made a directory called /usr/local/lib/codecs/, and copied all my codecs there. (Wish I knew how to make a directory link: man ln is cryptic!) Still no better.

Any other ideas? Has anyone managed to get kaffeine to play mov's with sound?
 
Old 08-25-2005, 11:48 AM   #4
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I dont use kaffeine but all .mov files that I had, played under mplayer.

I am using "all" codecs packages instead of "essential", and i compile from source.
 
Old 08-26-2005, 12:50 AM   #5
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re where kaffeine looks for the codecs -- my kaffeine has a config menu item. Among the options is Configure Xine. This opens the Xine configuration tabbed dialog whatsit. There is a codecs tab there.
In xine itself I would right-click on the main window to get a menu that includes a configure option.
 
Old 08-26-2005, 02:10 AM   #6
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I have Mandriva 2005LE too and .movs play with sound in Kaffeine. Once I'd setup the PLF repo I installed
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win32-codecs xine-win32 real-codecs
I can see a few other packages available too - there's a libquicktime in the main repo and there is an openquicktime in the plf repo. You could try them too (sorry can't tell you if they're installed on the box that I use to play vids because its turned off at home and I'm at work ATM )


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I am not sure where kaffeine (which seems to be using xine) is looking for codecs, some people say it is in /usr/lib/win32/, others /usr/local/lib/codecs/
The PLF win32 codecs package installs in /usr/lib/win32. Kaffeine definately looks in there otherwise you wouldn't be able to play your Divx, .wmv and whatever else you said works. Also I you do have some Quicktime plugin installed otherwise you wouldn't just get no sound and I think it comes with the win32codecs like all the others.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 07:18 AM   #7
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Thanks for your replies and suggestions.
I have installed ALL the codecs, and just to make sure I copied over some extra files that I have in my MDK9.1 system /usr/lib/win32/ to the 2005LE system, and I still do not get sound with mov files.
Interestingly, I installed 2005LE on another system (with different sound hardware) and that has exactly the same problem!
When I need to hear sound on a mov file, I'll just have to use MDK9.1.
If I ever find a solution, I'll post it here......
Thanks.
 
  


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