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cshong 10-07-2011 09:33 PM

Will 64 bits media player (based on MPlayer) work with 32 bit binary codecs?
 
Linux OS: Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit

I am going to install UMPlayer using the installer hosted on its official website (http://www.umplayer.com/) instead of installing through Synaptic Package Manager. I do not want to tell the reason why I don't use Synaptic Package Manager.

I was given 2 installer files to choose:

- umplayer_0.95_i386.deb
- umplayer_0.95_amd64.deb

Questions:
  1. If I use i386 version, will it have any problem since my Ubuntu is 64 bit?
  2. If I use amd64 version, will it work with the binary codecs since the binary codecs may be 32 bit version?

cascade9 10-09-2011 05:56 AM

Install the 64bit version. So far I've never had any problems with 64bit media players with any common format (I've never tired with the stupid media files like .rm).

Quote:

Originally Posted by cshong (Post 4492789)
I am going to install UMPlayer using the installer hosted on its official website (http://www.umplayer.com/) instead of installing through Synaptic Package Manager. I do not want to tell the reason why I don't use Synaptic Package Manager.

Awww...why not?


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