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hey, I have a couple movies on my pc witch mandrake 10.1 and I want to watch them using kaffeine (or maybe something else). The problem is that this computer's ...
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    I want to watch movies!!!


    hey, I have a couple movies on my pc witch mandrake 10.1 and I want to watch them using kaffeine (or maybe something else). The problem is that this computer's motherboard is cheap and it uses some crappy sound card that linux doesn't recognize. I don't have a problem with not having sound as I just want to preview the videos. When I open a video an error message pops up and says "all audio drives failed to initialize" and then kaffeine closes. is there a way to play videos without a sound card?
    -->Nikosapi

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    Never used that application, dislike KDE. But mplayer should play them.

    And what sound card you got?

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    Alright, I'll try mplayer (hope it works as well on linux as it does in windows).
    The soundcard is intergrated onto the motherboard. (It's a piece of junk) off of the compaq website I aparently have a: ESS 1869 audio controller (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...name=c00013756)
    If you think there's a driver for it that'd be great but if not i'll probably just pick up a creative labs sound card at my local computer store.
    -->Nikosapi

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    I installed mplayer and it works great!
    Thanx,
    -->Nikosapi

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