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    Question Playing ISO files, help, thanks.

    Hi there, good morning.

    I installed last week openSuse 11.1 on my Acer Aspire One netbook, and it all went perfectly fine, all working as it should, and I did it from an external USB DVD, clean installation and the only system now on the netbook.

    Before that, I had Windows XP running on it, and I mostly used it for studying, CBTNuggets, using Alcohol 52% application to play the ISOs, which is the format that these came on.

    I've tried to do this on openSuse now, but I cant find anything similar to this Alcohol 52% application.
    I tried with the default programs that come with openSuse system, Banshee, Totem, and the rest, none of them can play ISOs, then I downloaded and installed VLC player, same result, cant play ISOs...

    The weird thing is that if I double click on the ISO itself, Nautilus file browser opens its contents, and I can actually browse through the folders, and I found the actual videos of the nugget itself, which are in ASF format...
    I was able to extract the videos with Nautilus, and put them on my Home folder, but then I tried to play the videos again with everything I could, no luck...

    I really need to make this work, I use this netbook primarily to study everywhere I go because of its size, so any help/info will be greatly appreciated, many thanks



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    Default Re: Playing ISO files, help, thanks.

    I know that kaffeine is able to play dvd-iso's but I don't know what's exactly in the iso's. Take care that you install only libdvdcss from the VLC repo, all codecs and players from the Packman repo. That should be a first step, so that you can play all videoformats.
    Are you sure it's ISO's your talking about, or are the MDF/MDS-images? I assume it's ISO and that you have already mounted them. If not try this, in a terminalwindow:
    cd 'to folder where ISO is'
    su
    (enter rootpassword)
    mount -oloop 'full ISO name' /mnt
    You can now access the files and folders from the ISO in the folder /mnt

    Good luck
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    Default Re: Playing ISO files, help, thanks.

    You speak about playing ISO files, but it seem that you are not able to play videos.
    In my deem there is no need in Linux for something like Alcohol provided that you are always able to see the content of an ISO file.
    Beeing able to play any video format is a matter of installing the needed codecs from Packman.
    With Packman versions of Kaffeine, Mplayer and Win32codecs I am able to play every Video file.
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    Default Re: Playing ISO files, help, thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    I know that kaffeine is able to play dvd-iso's but I don't know what's exactly in the iso's. Take care that you install only libdvdcss from the VLC repo, all codecs and players from the Packman repo. That should be a first step, so that you can play all videoformats.
    Are you sure it's ISO's your talking about, or are the MDF/MDS-images? I assume it's ISO and that you have already mounted them. If not try this, in a terminalwindow:
    cd 'to folder where ISO is'
    su
    (enter rootpassword)
    mount -oloop 'full ISO name' /mnt
    You can now access the files and folders from the ISO in the folder /mnt

    Good luck
    Quote Originally Posted by Viviano_Guastalla
    You speak about playing ISO files, but it seem that you are not able to play videos.
    In my deem there is no need in Linux for something like Alcohol provided that you are always able to see the content of an ISO file.
    Beeing able to play any video format is a matter of installing the needed codecs from Packman.
    With Packman versions of Kaffeine, Mplayer and Win32codecs I am able to play every Video file.
    Hi there,

    I can access the files in the ISO just double clicking on the ISO itself, Nautilus opens the ISO fine, and then I can extract the videos to a folder.
    I installed codecs, but still was unable to view the videos anyway.
    I'll check all those packs tonight, and see if I get any luck...

    Many thanks to both for the info

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    Default Re: Playing ISO files, help, thanks.

    Aren't the files in wmv format? They could be DRMed.
    How does a linux geek make love??

    - rtfm; unzip; strip; touch; finger; mount; fsck; more; yes; umount; zip; sleep;

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    Default Re: Playing ISO files, help, thanks.

    Hi there, good night.

    I've gone to that packman site, but there are so many things there that I dont even know where to begin...

    I've downloaded ISOMorphin, and when tried to mount the ISO it said that it wasnt an ISO file... odd.
    In the file properties it says:

    Type: raw CD image (application/x-cd-image)

    I can open the exact same file on any XP computer no prooblem, using Alcohol, so I suppose the file is alright.

    The videos I extracted from the ISO using Nautilus are:

    Type: ASF video (video/x-ms-asf)

    But still cant play them at all, I've even downloaded MPlayer, but I dont even know how to install it...
    I run the downloaded file and it uncompress it as a folder, go inside the folder and there are loads of other folders, and also loads of files, but cant see any file I can run to install it...

    Getting a bit frustrated now, never thought it will be this difficult to play ISOs at all on this system, it's so **** easy with Alcohol/XP, **** it
    WIll keep trying though, so more info and help needed, thanks

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    Default Re: Playing ISO files, help, thanks.

    You could try AcetoneISO package (there are both GNOME and KDE frontends). It's something like Daemon Tools. But i still don't know what do You mean by "playing ISO" ????
    How does a linux geek make love??

    - rtfm; unzip; strip; touch; finger; mount; fsck; more; yes; umount; zip; sleep;

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    Default Re: Playing ISO files, help, thanks.

    Hi there, good night.

    Thanks for the quick answer, I'll try that software and see how it goes.
    What I mean by playing ISOs, I'll put the example in Windows XP, which is what I used before:

    I've got an ISO file with CBTNuggets on it, I mount the file with Alcohol 52%, and then play its contents with a browser, in XP case it was Internet Explorer.
    The CBTNugger has explanatory videos inside, in a web menu where you can choose which one you want to see, and it also says the lenght of it, all inside the browser as you were online, I suppose is HTML?

    Alcohol itself doesnt "play" the ISO file, it just mounts it, and then I play it with the browser, or the DVD player in case I'm mounting a film.

    I hope I explained myself a bit better this time, and thanks again for your help, I'll try that Acetone program later

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    Default Re: Playing ISO files, help, thanks.

    Hi there,

    Well, went to the Packman web site, click on the button to 1 click install, but now I cannot find the app, it gave me a couple of errors when trying to install it...

    I downloaded it then, and when I run it from the desktop this is the error that comes up:

    Package /home/JLCSan/Desktop/acetoneiso2-2.0.2-11.pm.3.i586.rpm could not be installed.

    Details:
    Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: warning: /home/JLCSan/Desktop/acetoneiso2-2.0.2-11.pm.3.i586.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 9a795806
    error: Failed dependencies:
    pinentry-qt is needed by acetoneiso2-2.0.2-11.pm.3.i586
    fuseiso is needed by acetoneiso2-2.0.2-11.pm.3.i586
    p7zip is needed by acetoneiso2-2.0.2-11.pm.3.i586
    kdebase3 is needed by acetoneiso2-2.0.2-11.pm.3.i586
    MPlayer is needed by acetoneiso2-2.0.2-11.pm.3.i586

    At a lost now

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    Default Re: Playing ISO files, help, thanks.

    Why do You install it from a file and not from the Packman repo?? Packman is almost mandatory to have in repo list.

    Anyway,if you install from a file then it is kinda obvious what you need to install to satisfy dependencies when you see a message like " x is needed by y"
    How does a linux geek make love??

    - rtfm; unzip; strip; touch; finger; mount; fsck; more; yes; umount; zip; sleep;

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