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Old 01-24-2006, 02:33 PM   #1
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Question Totem player

i am using ubuntu linux
when iam trying to play any mp3,dat,mpeg files in the Totem movie player , an error message is displayed
"there were no decoders to handle the file"

how i can play these files in totem player
Old 01-25-2006, 06:55 AM   #2
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BTW totem is crap you should use xine or mplayer instead (personnal opinion, probably biased).
Old 01-25-2006, 11:32 AM   #3
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then how can i install mplayer on ubuntu
where can i download it
Old 01-25-2006, 12:05 PM   #4
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if I may speak about my opinion: Forget mplayer and use xine ;-)
I didn't try it in ubuntu, but I found xine much better and more uncomplicated than mplayer.
Personal opinion, too, surely

With KDE: sudo adept, search for xine-ui in the filter field
With Gnome: sudo synaptic, again: search for xine-ui

Maybe, you have to enable the universe tree into your /etc/apt/sources.list.
And don't forget the codecs, Agrouf mentioned.

Hope this one helps,


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