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    How can open any media file


    Hello,
    I am using Linux operating system but i cant be able to play any audio or video.What should i do now?

    Can anyone give me any tips?

    Thanks in advance.

    Shumi

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    Hello and Welcome!

    What Linux distro did you install?
    And what types of files are you trying to view? Flash? DVD playback?
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    I want to view DVD playback and i am using Red hat Linux.

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    Code:
    yum install compat-libstdc++-33 libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay libdvdnav lsdvd libquicktime
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    yum install flash-plugin mplayerplug-in mplayer mplayer-gui gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly
    Should do the trick.
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    Ok thank you so much.I will try this now.

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    You also will want to install the libdvdcss package (found in the atrpms repository) which will provide decoding of commercial DVDs. Also, my personal preference for an audio/video player is VLC, which supports just about every format known, other than encrypted Windows media files.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    I second VLC, it is sweet.

    I'd also recommend looking at the RMPfusion repo - lots of packages (multimedia and otherwise) available there.

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    Totem video player i.e the default gnome video player should be able to play .wmv / .wma video files.
    If still not playing run the following command

    sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

    this will install and enable to play dvd's.
    Ubuntu adds formats like wma, wmv, quicktime, etc to restricted formats due to their license restrictions. run the following command in a terminal which enables support for restricted formats

    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

    Hope this helps.

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