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    Which player to use on avi,mpg movies??


    Does anybody have a tip of a good movieplayer for linux that can play .avi .mpg movies and that you can add new codecs to??
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    Andutt

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    definately "mplayer" it can be run from command line or with a nice gui. it has support for a lot of formats includeing divx and avi and stuff
    not all movies will play in it thouhg so i sometimes use enjoyMPEG which is not a bad program either but not as nice

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    Yeah you can get codecs for mplayer for both .avi and .mpg. http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/ is the codecs page, but there's also an all in one package you can use.

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    Yeah, MPlayer can even be configure to link against some wine libs so that it can use Windows codecs.

    A note to all: Be aware that AVI is not a video format; it's just a file format for A/V multiplexing.

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    Hmm that's interesting, I always thought it was a video format. Are there any other's I might be confusing as video formats as well?

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    That I don't know. =)
    The thing with AVI is that it contains no video specification at all. All it does is that it describes the audio and video streams that are encoded in it, ie. it tells the player that the video stream is eg. divx (or any of its now countless variants) and the audio format is eg. MP3, and then it points to the start of each. Then the CODECs do the work of actually decoding these streams into what you can see and hear.

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    another vote for mplayer, it is unbelievable, plays .bin svcd file without any manual conversion

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    unrelated post but..


    found this vid on hard disk.. forgot i had it.. cool music vid:

    http://www.variant.me.uk/random_file...win-Drukqs.mpg

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    I usually use Xine. I prefer the interface, but MPlayer is fine also.

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