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Old 09-18-2009, 02:37 PM   #1
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Problem with .3gp files

when i try to play .3gp videos in debian 5 , it has no sound , i`ve installed several codecs , but still it doesnt work , what shoud i do ?
Old 09-18-2009, 03:47 PM   #2
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You can use mplayer to give you information about what codecs the file is using:
mplayer -identify -frames 0 file.3gp
A typical problem is the use of the AMR audio codec, which cannot be freely distributed. One solution is to use the debian-multimedia repository to update ffmpeg so that players based on this will handle AMR:

vi /etc/apt/sources.list
   (add in the following line)
   deb stable main
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

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