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Old 02-04-2005, 07:16 AM   #1
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No Videos are working, need codecs


the .avi, .wmv files are not working at all
it says tht it needs crack

any solutions ??
 
Old 02-04-2005, 07:33 AM   #2
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not till you give some actual information.......
 
Old 02-04-2005, 07:33 AM   #3
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Get the codecs from the Mplayer homepage and install them to /usr/lib/win32 (from memory - the site should say in more detail).
 
Old 02-04-2005, 07:34 AM   #4
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It might help if you tell us what distro you are using, and then the program that you are using and then what the error message is. ("needs crack" surely isnt all of it )
(very hard not to say something silly with a "needs crack" error, have typed and retyped this reply several times )
 
Old 02-04-2005, 07:51 AM   #5
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Sorry for not explaining the issue

I am using Linux Suse9.1

The video player I am using is Kaffeine, I dont have mplayer installed as I didnt find it
 
Old 02-04-2005, 08:04 AM   #6
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The MPlayer homepage has a link to codecs which can be used by all of your media players.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 08:24 AM   #7
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I downloaded them

first of all I didnt find the directory usr/lib/win32 so I logged as root and created the directory and pasted the files tht I downloaded and yet all the video players I have (Kaffeine,Noatun and Xine) still give me the same message and doesnt play any video !!
 
Old 02-04-2005, 09:29 AM   #8
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please someone help coz it is really hard to work on an operating system without the abilty of watching clips and movies !!!
 
Old 02-04-2005, 09:38 AM   #9
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You downloaded them, but what did you download them as and did you install them after. How did you download them. Do you use apt or rpms or what. Did you download source or binaries and did they get installed. Where did you copy them from and what kind of files are they? Not trying to be a smart ass but it sounds like you arent actually installing them, just downloading.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 09:48 AM   #10
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may b u r right

for ur info, I have just started using linux 1 week ago !!!

I downloaded a .tar file named essential-20050115.tar.bz2

I extracted it and i found files in it with extensions .dll and .acm

I copied them to the directory (which i created) /usr/lib/win32

I guss I downloaded something wron !!
 
Old 02-04-2005, 10:03 AM   #11
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O.k. Dont know anything about suse but you need rpm's from the look of it. Or do you use yast. Do you have a repository that you download from. If you dont know what I am talking about, then it is time to google "suse yast rpm howto" and go from there. Have a go at that and see how you go.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 10:10 AM   #12
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thx alot for replying my dear

I began a search on google and I found an RPM download site and I downloaded an RPM file named mplayer-codecs and it is being downloaded now

I installed firefox as RPM b4, so I will install this one too and I hope it works

Thx alot for ur help dude
 
Old 02-04-2005, 10:55 AM   #13
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I tried to install the rpm file I mentioned, it opens the YAST it brings me the message "reading package information" the the YAST window closes !!!!!!!

anyways the .avi files are now working but now the error I get is no demux pluggin!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 02-05-2005, 02:21 PM   #14
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please someone reply to my last post as this issue of the YAST2 that opens and shows the message "Reading Package Information" and then dissapear is reapeated with many .rpm files I try to install as I tried to install smb4k !!!
 
Old 02-05-2005, 02:49 PM   #15
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Please guys someone tell me wht to do!!!
 
  


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