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debianlam 04-30-2008 10:25 AM

totem could not play a video file
i wanted to look a RAM file (video format ) but totem could not play the file and the following error message appears :
Video codec real Video 4.0 is not might need to install additional plugins to be able to play some types of movies
where can i find that plugins and how install it on debian

help = welcome

farslayer 05-01-2008 09:38 AM

Well I would suggest trying mplayer or VLC as a media player. I find a LOT of media files that Totem is unable to play.

update your sources list to include the debian-multimedia repository.


it-etch:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list

deb etch main non-free contrib
deb-src etch main non-free contrib

deb etch/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src etch/updates main contrib non-free

deb etch main

Install the GPG keyring for the repository to get rid of the unsigned packages warning

aptitude update
aptitude install debian-multimedia-keyring

Install the windows32 codecs, and mplayer or vlc, or BOTH. My preference is for vlc, although a lot of people prefer mplayer. I just install both and if I run into a media file that gives me grief I try all the differnt media players until I find one that works.

aptitude install w32codecs mplayer mozilla-mplayer vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc

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