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    I am a big fan of DivX on my windows partition as it means I can play virtually any media type with no problems or searching for codecs.

    Basically I'd like to install the same thing on the Mandriva one (gnome) install I have here.

    I have found this website:
    downloaded the .tar.gz archive and extracted it. I have then tried to run the "" but it seems to have no effect at all.

    I figured it would help totem movie player play the sound on my .mp4 files.

    I am being dumb?

    Also - has anyone managed to get real one player to work on Linux? specifically gnome and mandriva?

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    Just install VLC.
    'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.'
    --Abraham Lincoln

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    VLC looks like a nice alternative.

    To install the latest VLC packages, add the following sources for your Mandrake version (you can use Easy urpmi for that):

    * contrib from the core distribution;
    * plf (Penguin Liberation Front) from the external add-ons.

    Then install the required packages with urpmi:

    # urpmi libdvdplay0 wxvlc vlc-plugin-a52 vlc-plugin-ogg vlc-plugin-mad libmatroska0

    You might also try to install libdvdcss2:

    # urpmi libdvdcss2
    I am a total noob and have no idea what that means.

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