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Is There a general way to get file type .avi to work in linux. I am currently running slackware 12.0. I tried Kaboodle, Xine, gxine, noatun They all just freeze ...
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    avi file support on linux


    Is There a general way to get file type .avi to work in linux. I am currently running slackware 12.0.
    I tried Kaboodle, Xine, gxine, noatun They all just freeze up more or less. Is there some pluggin or fix that will allow .avi support. I searched the forums but got nothing solid...some suggestions work most dont..

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    down load and install codecs from here LinuxPackages: Download Package

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexpmcmurphy View Post
    down load and install codecs from here LinuxPackages: Download Package
    Im getting video on gxine now, but no audio. But gxine seems to be a memory killer, system gets realy slow when opened.

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    Slackware is a Distro intended to be kept simple by requiring the user to do all of the work on keeping it going and managing installing. If you are new-ish to Linux it may not be the best choice. If gXine is running slow it may mean you have the wrong video card drivers installed.

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    To expand on Bigtom, slackware is DRM'd. I just started slack in 12/08 and just got most of the video/audio stuff ironed out. This guide will answer all your questions. The most important thing i learned is to instal the coecs first, then reinstall the programs so they find them.
    Human Readable - A Full-Featured Multimedia Slackware

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    You can also have a look at packman:
    PackMan :: Startseite
    a popular repository for most distros.
    On opensuse their packages for kaffeine and k3b/kdvdcreator work well. You also need the w32codecs a couple of others - have a look/search at opensuse for the complete list of files.
    I know it;s rpm, but there must be a slax util that will allow you to use them.

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    much thanks. i will most certainly have a look at these articles.

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