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    Default .avi codec?

    hey crackers, i need a little help with opensuse 11.2. Got it installed from 64 bit DVD and everything went ok, but i am with one problem left, .avi videos (my tv shows are in that format) i can't find a codec that will play them, i tried win32codecs, gstreamer ugly, bad, and the gnome codecs one click thingy. Is there any specific for .avi? i got M4A/MP4 files to go, but .avi is still an issue (which even windows vista won't read only one that could read them was mandriva out of box support)

    thanks in advance

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    Default Re: .avi codec?

    Install mediainfo from Packman, use it on one .avi that won't play and post the information here.

    Alternatively try smplayer/mplayer and see if it plays it.

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    Default Re: .avi codec?

    there are no avi videos since an avi by itself is not a video format but a *container* which can hold virtually all video formats

    .... also, do as Chrysantine said...... mplayer ftw!

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    details mediainfo gave

    General
    Count : 259
    Count of stream of this kind : 1
    Kind of stream : General
    Kind of stream : General
    Stream identifier : 0
    Inform : AVI: 307 MiB, 20mn 53s
    Count of video streams : 1
    Count of audio streams : 1
    Video_Format_List : MPEG-4 Visual
    Video_Format_WithHint_List : MPEG-4 Visual (DivX 5)
    Codecs Video : DivX 5
    Audio_Format_List : MPEG Audio
    Audio_Format_WithHint_List : MPEG Audio (MP3)
    Audio codecs : MPEG-2 Audio layer 3
    Complete name : /media/Media NexStar/TV Shows/Reno 911! - Season 3/Reno 911! - S03E12 - The One That Got Away.avi
    Folder name : /media/Media NexStar/TV Shows/Reno 911! - Season 3
    File name : Reno 911! - S03E12 - The One That Got Away
    File extension : avi
    Format : AVI
    Format : AVI
    Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
    Format/Extensions usually used : avi
    Interleaved : Yes
    Codec : AVI
    Codec : AVI
    Codec/Info : Audio Video Interleave
    Codec/Extensions usually used : avi
    File size : 322072576
    File size : 307 MiB
    File size : 307 MiB
    File size : 307 MiB
    File size : 307 MiB
    File size : 307.2 MiB
    Duration : 1253553
    Duration : 20mn 53s
    Duration : 20mn 53s 553ms
    Duration : 20mn 53s
    Duration : 00:20:53.553
    Overall bit rate : 2055422
    Overall bit rate : 2 055 Kbps
    Stream size : 1859357
    Stream size : 1.77 MiB (1%)
    Stream size : 2 MiB
    Stream size : 1.8 MiB
    Stream size : 1.77 MiB
    Stream size : 1.773 MiB
    Stream size : 1.77 MiB (1%)
    Proportion of this stream : 0.00577
    File last modification date : UTC 2008-11-07 05:20:45
    File last modification date (loc : 2008-11-06 21:20:45
    Writing library : VirtualDub build 18160/release
    Writing library : VirtualDub build 18160/release

    Video
    Count : 148
    Count of stream of this kind : 1
    Kind of stream : Video
    Kind of stream : Video
    Stream identifier : 0
    Inform : 1 988 Kbps, 320*240 (4:3), at 30.108 fps, MPEG-4 Visual (DivX 5)
    ID : 0
    ID : 0
    Format : MPEG-4 Visual
    Format settings, BVOP : No
    Format settings, BVOP : No
    Format settings, QPel : No
    Format settings, QPel : No
    Format settings, GMC : 0
    Format settings, GMC : No warppoints
    Format settings, Matrix : Default (H.263)
    Format settings, Matrix : Default (H.263)
    Codec ID : DX50
    Codec ID/Hint : DivX 5
    Codec ID/Url : http://mediaarea.net/DX50
    Codec : DX50
    Codec : DivX 5
    Codec/Family : MPEG-4V
    Codec/Url : Featured | DivX.com
    Codec/CC : DX50
    Codec settings, Packet bitstream : No
    Codec settings, BVOP : No
    Codec settings, QPel : No
    Codec settings, GMC : 0
    Codec settings, GMC : No warppoints
    Codec settings, Matrix : Default (H.263)
    Duration : 1253553
    Duration : 20mn 53s
    Duration : 20mn 53s 553ms
    Duration : 20mn 53s
    Duration : 00:20:53.553
    Bit rate : 1987566
    Bit rate : 1 988 Kbps
    Width : 320
    Width : 320 pixels
    Height : 240
    Height : 240 pixels
    Pixel aspect ratio : 1.000
    Display aspect ratio : 1.333
    Display aspect ratio : 4:3
    Frame rate : 30.108
    Frame rate : 30.108 fps
    Frame count : 37742
    Resolution : 24
    Resolution : 24 bits
    Colorimetry : 4:2:0
    Scan type : Progressive
    Scan type : Progressive
    Interlacement : PPF
    Interlacement : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.860
    Delay : 0
    Stream size : 311440156
    Stream size : 297 MiB (97%)
    Stream size : 297 MiB
    Stream size : 297 MiB
    Stream size : 297 MiB
    Stream size : 297.0 MiB
    Stream size : 297 MiB (97%)
    Proportion of this stream : 0.96699
    Writing library : DivX503b1571
    Writing library : DivX 6.0.0 (UTC 2005-06-15)
    Writing library/Name : DivX
    Writing library/Version : 6.0.0
    Writing library/Date : UTC 2005-06-15

    Audio
    Count : 129
    Count of stream of this kind : 1
    Kind of stream : Audio
    Kind of stream : Audio
    Stream identifier : 0
    Inform : 56.0 Kbps, 22.05 KHz, 2 channels, MPEG Audio (MP3) (Version 2) (Layer 3) (Joint stereo / Intensity Stereo + MS Stereo)
    ID : 1
    ID : 1
    Format : MPEG Audio
    Format version : Version 2
    Format profile : Layer 3
    Format settings : Joint stereo / Intensity Stereo + MS Stereo
    Format settings, Mode : Joint stereo / Intensity Stereo + MS Stereo
    Codec ID : 55
    Codec ID/Hint : MP3
    Codec ID/Url : Fraunhofer IIS index
    Codec : MPA2L3
    Codec : MPEG-2 Audio layer 3
    Codec/Family : MPEG-1
    Codec/Info : MPEG-1 or 2 layer 3
    Codec/Url : Fraunhofer IIS index
    Codec/CC : 55
    Codec profile : Joint stereo
    Duration : 1253295
    Duration : 20mn 53s
    Duration : 20mn 53s 295ms
    Duration : 20mn 53s
    Duration : 00:20:53.295
    Bit rate mode : CBR
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 56000
    Bit rate : 56.0 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 2
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Sampling rate : 22050
    Sampling rate : 22.05 KHz
    SamplingCount : 27635155
    Resolution : 16
    Resolution : 16 bits
    Delay : 13
    Delay : 13ms
    Delay : 13ms
    Delay : 13ms
    Delay : 00:00:00.013
    Video delay : 13
    Video delay : 13ms
    Video delay : 13ms
    Video delay : 13ms
    Video delay : 00:00:00.013
    Video0 delay : 13
    Video0 delay : 13ms
    Video0 delay : 13ms
    Video0 delay : 13ms
    Video0 delay : 00:00:00.013
    Stream size : 8773063
    Stream size : 8.37 MiB (3%)
    Stream size : 8 MiB
    Stream size : 8.4 MiB
    Stream size : 8.37 MiB
    Stream size : 8.367 MiB
    Stream size : 8.37 MiB (3%)
    Proportion of this stream : 0.02724
    Alignment : Split
    Alignment : Split accross interleaves
    Interleave, duration : 1.00
    Interleave, duration : 33
    Interleave, duration : 33 ms (1.00 video frame)
    Interleave, preload duration : 500
    Interleave, preload duration : 500 ms

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    Default Re: .avi codec?

    That's MPEG-4 ASP (aka DivX), MPlayer can handle such without any problem

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    is there anyway to play it with banshee? i really don't want to have a lot of clutter applications if i don't have to, i rather keep everthing in one place

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    Default Re: .avi codec?

    Typically, one gets their codecs from Packman in openSUSE by installing libffmpeg0 and ffmpeg (whose dependencies provide many codecs), w32codec-all, libquicktime0, and libxvidcore4. There are also other codecs that one can get from Packman.

    For installing packages from Packman and in general, I recommend you keep ONLY 4 repositories enabled on your system. Just 4. Those 4 are OSS, Non-OSS, Update and Packman. Only those 4. No others. None. Only after one is an average skilled to advanced openSUSE Linux user, should IMHO one be keeping more than those 4 repos enabled. In particular do NOT enable and install apps other than libdvdcss from vlc, as the vlc apps are known to break the functionality of the packman packaged apps. There is guidance for adding those 4 repos here: Repositories - openSUSE-Community Again, ONLY the 4 that I recommend.

    Chances are OSS, Non-OSS, and Update are already enabled and you only need to enable Packman. Note you can tell packman packaged applications by the "pm" in the version number.

    Once you have those 4 enabled, you can go to YaST > Software > Software Management and change the "filter" to "search" and search for and install the apps that I recommended that will provide you with codecs. Wrt players, I recommend you install smplayer and vlc. And also install the packman packaged version (replace the Novell version) of libxine1 as many apps use the xine video and sound engine.

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    Default Re: .avi codec?

    LOL banshee, you out of all apps chose the most terrible one

    Also, follow advice of oldcpu.... Most people though prefer mplayer with smplayer as front-end

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    Default Re: .avi codec? [SOLVED]

    thanks, some of the instructions didn't work, but a few did, and then mplayer itself was screwy it was like choppy, some error message was popping every half a second but it wouldn't show message in front it will just quick pop and pop. But gnome player front end for mplayer makes it work nice.

    thanks.

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    Default Re: .avi codec?

    ok i had to reinstall cuz i did something stupid in installing process that caused windows not to boot, and now i have to deal with the **** all over again, only now its with MP4 files ****IT

    how do i get these to play with banshee and all the **** again? i got it somehow and i dont remember how i did it, and yes i did the gnome codec install, ffmpeg, and etc.

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