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:mono:
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

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Posted:Hi there,

Sometimes I read Posts, people are complaining about Windows Video Format in.
Dunno why excatly, but if its because they are running linux - heres the solution:


Download the win 32 libs
This is an RPM, but just copys the libs to /var/lib/win32 - nothing more.

If you like to watch CSS encrypted DVDs later as well, you will need the libdvdcss Files
decompress, change into Directory, call ./configure;make;make install

Then download the
Xine Lib which is approx. 6MB
again decompress, change into Directory, call ./configure;make;make install

now update your /etc/ld.so.conf.
Add /usr/local/lib if you didnt before and run /sbin/ldconfig

Next Step is to download a User Interface for the Xine VideoPlayer. I prefer this one
and once again decompress, change into Directory, call ./configure;make;make install

You now may start the xine Player. The Win32Libs location will automatically be recognized as it seems to be the default location for such libaries. Enjoy...

PS: This may also work with Mplayer... Let me know, if I can help you...


Cheers, Michael smile


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Pyrolific
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Posted:thats very informative, but it belongs in the technical and / or video forum.

I think i'll put it in the video forum smile

Cheers

Josh


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:i think the problem is those with Macs.

or

I think the problem is that 99% of computers run Windows and stuff.

In general.


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:mono:
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

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Posted:Oh,

Well, I run this Player on my ibook. Works - even though it comes from Microsoft.



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UCOF
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Posted:thanks very very much for the info though..
most appreciated

*2nd time UCOF has needed a clappy hands smily*


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MiG
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Posted:i think that everyone should go back to running dos. and videos could be different shaded full block characters, or we could even go to startling 16 colour vids. i spose, on the bright side, they'd take all of a second to download, even if you're on dial-up :P

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mo-seph


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Posted:Maybe you should check out this...

Might not help download times, but you do get movies with ascii graphics biggrin


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fNi
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Posted:Written by: MiG


i think that everyone should go back to running dos. and videos could be different shaded full block characters, or we could even go to startling 16 colour vids.







mmmm dos.... and everyone should write in PASCAL biggrin


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