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Old 01-26-2008, 10:52 AM   #1
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multimedia codecs?

I am running Mandriva One 2008, KDE 3.5. I have been along to EasyUrpmi and updated the system but do i still need to download multimedia codecs, and if so where? Thanks
Old 01-26-2008, 10:58 AM   #2
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Yeah, you will need to download the codecs separated. Try opening a terminal and type this:

tar jxfv essential-20071007.tar.bz2
mkdir /usr/lib/win32
mv -i essential-20071007/* /usr/lib/win32/
Try playing a video now and see it that works. I never did that with Mandriva, but with luck, your media player will find the codecs at that location.

Let me know if it works please. I think more could find that useful.

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If you setup the PLF repositories, you should be able to install libdvdcss2 and win32 codecs using rpmdrake(the gui software manager) or by entering the commands below as root
urpmi libdvdcss win32-codecs
If you used xine based apps you would probably be better with
urpmi libdvdcss win32-codecs xine-win32
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I agree with Reddazz,

mplayer and is handy for web content in firefox. (and have may other uses)

win32-codecs is the one to use if you are using xine and/or kaffeine.

xine-win32 is very hard to find for xine and Mandy2008.0.

I think xine uses the plf version.

real-codecs can be found too, also quicktime codecs are available too.


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