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Old 05-06-2005, 01:13 AM   #1
Ekkume
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Totem Movie Player doesn't do anything except shows kaleidoscope colors.


When I try to play a DVD, it complains that there are no input translators.
When I try to play an AVI, it just shows kaleidoscope colors.
When I try to play DV, it just shows kaleidoscope colors.
Anyone know what libs I am missing?


I used Ogle for watching DVDs and mplayer for other things and they
both work.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 02:27 AM   #2
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You need to install libdvdcss to play dvd's. You also need to install win32 codecs to play MS video formats.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 02:42 AM   #3
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Quote:
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You need to install libdvdcss to play dvd's. You also need to install win32 codecs to play MS video formats.

I have mplayer installed via apt-get. Doesn't that install the win32 codecs as dependencies?
Mplayer also works just fine with AVI and DV playback, and presumably DVD.
Ogle works for DVD playback. I also have libdvdcss. I have come across this before
with Totem in Debian - that it doesn't do anything.

Does your Totem work?

Ekkume


Don't get me wrong, Ubuntu (Debian) is one of the best working distros I have found this far.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 11:09 AM   #4
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I am not using Debian at the moment but I have never had a problem with Totem when I did. I usually install the win32 codecs manually, so I don't know if installing mplayer automatically installs all necessary codecs.
 
  


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