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Old 07-14-2013, 01:19 AM   #1
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vlc 2.7 mageia 3 no video only sound vlc win ok

Neither VLC or SMplayer can open any video files in Linux Mageia 3. I installed VLC 2.7.0 tainted. Cannot install Libavcodecs54-1.1-5.1 tainted due to unsatisfied due to

I can only view video files in VLC & SMPlayer in Playonlinux.

If I uninstall libvo I loose Skype.
I get the following with VLC in Mageia
No suitable decoder module:
VLC does not support the audio or video format "h264". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.

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Old 07-15-2013, 12:55 AM   #2
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You could try re-installing vlc.
Old 07-15-2013, 05:55 AM   #3
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Yes I tried several times a VLC reinstall no go.
Old 07-15-2013, 08:02 PM   #4
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sounds like a problem of very heavy duty proportions
try asking here
Old 07-20-2013, 07:43 AM   #5
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Hi, I sovled this same kinda problem with my system, You probably have also by now,

But just in case anyone looks for an answer, this is what I did

My system is usually from the unstable/development cycle, Cauldron,

But currently I am upto mga3 release and updated.

At first I could not play mpeg movies or flac tunes. (this could be particular)

I updated the repos and made sure to select all but debug and testing.

Now I was able to select the plugins for my players, mplayer needs mencoder and avidemux is needed too.

gstreamers ugly collection, vlcś plugins, ffmpeg and dvdcss-devel. Oh, and lame.

hope this helps others with the mga3 install.
Old 07-21-2013, 01:20 AM   #6
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vlc says no h264

I cannot install ffmpeg due to newer versions. I downloaded ffmpeg standalone but do not know where or how to install it.

Does anyone know where to put these files?

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