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Saturday, October 23, 2004

vedio under linux

It's not a happy experience to find all encoders to watch movies. even more, we know, media player won't play rm and realplay won't play wmv, as they are adversary. although i seldom watch movies on my linux box, i am still very happy to hear that there is no such boring issues if you installed xine and mplayer. The two players solves all. actually, on fedora i only use mplayer, on debian i only use xine, and i have almost never need to consider where to grab encoders -- they can all be apt-gotten or downloaded from mplayers's homepage. i donno what's the underlying architecture of vedio players under linux, it's a bit strange that xine can use encoders provided by mplayer with a small trick. (just copy all encoders to /usr/lib/win32)

1 comment:

Truly Yours said...

Get gmplayer.

deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ testing main
That is the apt source. U can edit that to you /etc/apt/source.list and try to apt-get install gmplayer. Kaffeine would do the same too.