J. Lai

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Play video in ubuntu — ubuntu Newbie Series

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The ubuntu 7.10 cannot play most of the media type if you don’t install package.

I have tried many ways to make it play popular video types, including rmvb, avi. Some ways may work for you, but not me.

If you don’t want to waste your time in trying many failed ways, you should try to install w32codecs first. The player in ubuntu 7.10 can play rmvb and avi now with this package, though it seems a bit darker than usual when it plays rmvb. (I don’t figure out how many media types it supports.)

w32codecs is not provided by ubuntu official sources. You must download it from web(search it in google). You may have some troubles in installing it. Find helps in ubuntu’s “help”(on your desktop tool bar) about how to install software.

Written by J. Lai

December 1, 2007 at 4:11 am

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