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Old 04-17-2006, 06:10 PM   #1
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problems with media files


hi guyz

i'm using ubuntu 5.10 from just 2 weeks

so i still new on it

i want to ask something

media files like .wmv & .rm & and alot of other media formats dont work on media programs

i installed all media and sound programs package

but noway
 
Old 04-17-2006, 06:43 PM   #2
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Win32 codecs
Real Player
A really good player (for audio and video, it's even capable of displaying DivX5) is VLC. You would search Synaptic for "VLC" or simply state
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$ sudo apt-get install vlc --fix-missing
In case you're missing other proprietary software, too, you might want to get it all * with Automatix.

* VLC is still not included with that but I would recommend it as it can play more formats than other players.
 
Old 04-17-2006, 06:51 PM   #3
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Sorry For My Bad English
I'm not sure what the native English speakers think but this is an international forum, and as a matter of fact, English is not a native language for most of us.
It's great though, we're able to collaborate alltogether!
 
Old 04-18-2006, 04:03 PM   #4
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I can't play media files(avi,mpeg,wav,midi,mp3) either. I looked up for codecs but for Ubuntu all of them have options to be installed directly from the Internet. Since I don't have a net connection is there a way to download first the package(whatever that may be, .rpm,.deb or .tar.gz) and then install it?
 
Old 04-18-2006, 04:42 PM   #5
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The repositories (those URLs you can find in your /etc/apt/sources.list) are browsable. There's always a file "dists/.../packages"; there the package names and URLs are listed - as well as their dependencies and / or (if applicable) conflicts.

The w32codecs don't have dependencies and about conflicts (probably none) you should be warned when installing the .deb package via
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$ sudo dpkg -i w32codecs_20050412-0.3_i386.deb
I think this package should be right for you.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 06:15 PM   #6
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thnx robbert for ur reply it was useful

look to my Signature i change it
 
Old 04-18-2006, 06:30 PM   #7
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You're welcome
 
  


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