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Old 06-05-2004, 11:20 AM   #16
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Go to and download them from the download page. There are instructions lurking somewhere in the documentation on the site about what folder you should extract them to (I think the default path is /usr/lib/codecs/win32, but don't quote me on that-- even if I was right, Mandrake might want to use a different path, for all I know).

Doug, I'd be happy to suggest that the author of the Easy URPMI website fix any perceived errors, but I don't see what you're referring to. On the Easy URPMI page itself, it only says to type the instructions in as root-- I understand that the only way a new user might know to do that is to log out and log back in as root, but a tutorial on how to su to root is not necessarily appropriate on that page (although a link to such a tutorial on another page might well be). But this is what I was saying: the instruction to "type something as root" only indicates that the commands following require root access-- but logging in as root is only one of many ways to gain root access, and is in fact the last that should be used under normal circumstances.

Heck, while I'm at it, I might as well write to Mandrake, too-- it's a crime that their First Time Setup Wizard doesn't link you to Easy URPMI when you first boot, so that you can set up the Software Media Manager with more than the files on the CD. What good is it to have repositories of thousands of packages if no one knows how to access them?
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the PLF site has 3 codecs packages to make it easy. go there & get the following.........


no muss, no fuss.

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Thanks everyoen, mplayer is all set now, I will move on learning other stuff in linux


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