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by LinuxNewb / April 1, 2005 10:46 PM PST

Where can i download a program to play videos online cause kaffeine player doesn't really play at all.all i can do is listen to audio so far. any help plz!!!

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Have you loaded the codecs?
by chuckieu / April 2, 2005 1:33 AM PST
In reply to: Linux Question.

Because of ownership issues, they do not come with any Linux distro or media player. This is going to be true of any other media player. chuck

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Codecs
by lilsim89 / April 2, 2005 4:01 AM PST

-- THESE CODECS MAY BE ILLEGAL TO DOWNLOAD DEPENDING ON YOUR COUNTRY'S STATUS. BY DOWNLOADING OR USING ANY INFORMATION, YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AND RELIEVE ME FROM ANY LIABILITY. THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, EVEN FOR THE FITNESS TO PREFORM A DUTY --

Just getting that out of the way. Microsoft hates these codecs being on the internet. DVDs and WMV\A are not licenced to be under GNU\Linux.

The reason kaffeine doesn't work is probably the absence of the proper codecs.

Instructions:
Visit: www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/
Download: The "all" codecs
Unzip the archive.
Move the CODECS, not the folder, into /usr/lib/win32
If that folder isn't there, make it

Now, kaffeine should work just fine.

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As stated, these codecs are illegal.
by chuckieu / April 3, 2005 3:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Codecs

We do not advocate downloading, or using these codecs, but they are necessary for any media player. Not our fault they are found in many places on the web, and have been for years, as are de-coding programs for DVDS or CDs. Just a warning. chuck

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