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    pablozn NNTP User

    Default unable to play videos

    i recently installed my linux and have got my videos that i want to play but it refuses to work for videos. all videos from mpeg4 to avi or wmv will not play as it asks for codecs like ASF. i got Mplayer just now but i do not know how to set it up as there is no .exe file i can see. please help, im still new to this system

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    Default Re: unable to play videos

    Quote Originally Posted by pablozn View Post
    i recently installed my linux and have got my videos that i want to play but it refuses to work for videos. all videos from mpeg4 to avi or wmv will not play as it asks for codecs like ASF. i got Mplayer just now but i do not know how to set it up as there is no .exe file i can see. please help, im still new to this system
    Assuming you are referring to openSUSE Linux, the very first thing that I recommend you do is setup your software package manager's respositories, per the guidance here:
    Repositories - openSUSE-Community
    ... add OSS, NON-OSS, Update and Packman. No others (for now). You can selectively add some more ONLY after you learn a bit more.

    Then I recommend you install the Packman packaged versions of:
    * smplayer (a GUI front end to mplayer that is very nice)
    * xine-ui and libxine1
    * vlc
    * w32codec-all
    * xvid
    If you set up your repositories correctly, then the installation of these will be a breeze (assuming you have a reasonable speed/bandwidth internet connection). You can learn more about the Packman packager site here:
    PackMan :: home
    on that site, note the tabs (updates/packages/search/help) work very good.

    Also, since you may be new to Linux, I recommend you read this openSUSE Linux concepts page:
    Concepts - openSUSE

    Note our stickes to multimedia covered most of this.

    Also, in future, could you make posts like this in our multimedia section of the forum, and not in applications?

    Thankyou.

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    Andrew C Taubman NNTP User

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    On 28/07/08 pablozn wrote:
    > i do not know how to set it up as there is no .exe file i can see.


    You will never see .exe files under any version of Linux, they are
    Windows executables.
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    Default Re: unable to play videos

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew C Taubman
    On 28/07/08 pablozn wrote:
    > i do not know how to set it up as there is no .exe file i can see.


    You will never see .exe files under any version of Linux, they are
    Windows executables.
    Psst, don't look in /usr/lib/beagle (and others, mono) or if you haven't
    removed it beagled when it's running

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    Default Re: unable to play videos

    Quote Originally Posted by pablozn View Post
    but i do not know how to set it up as there is no .exe file i can see. please help, im still new to this system
    It might help if you read up on some openSUSE basic concepts:
    Concepts - openSUSE

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    Andrew C Taubman NNTP User

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    As a KDE user, I'm thankfully free of the Beagle dog
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