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I'm very new to Linux and everything, so please bear with me. I'm running SimplyMepis, and I am having some trouble with playing avi files. I know at least it ...
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    Media Player?


    I'm very new to Linux and everything, so please bear with me.

    I'm running SimplyMepis, and I am having some trouble with playing avi files.
    I know at least it is because it is windows media.

    What I suppose I am asking is...
    What is a good media player I can use that will support most of the media file formats?

    Pleasethanks.

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    I always use Mplayer... just does the job for me though there are others like Xine. But if you want it:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Then:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install mplayer
    To get the codecs:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install w32codecs
    ...but you might have to add some repos to your sources to get the codecs. I'm not sure though since I usually just download and install them from the mplayer site.
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