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    [SOLVED] AVI Won't Play


    Hello,

    I am VERY new to Ubuntu/Linux, and I'm learning fairly fast. My only question right now is why won't .AVI's play?! I have downloaded various media players that state they do indeed support avi's, but they will start to act like they're going to play the video and then the player just vanishes. Any reason for this? Also, is there a way to make these videos play!?

    Thanks in advance guys!!

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    Have you installed Medibuntu
    repositories and Ubuntu restricted extras yet? They supply the codecs for playing video media.
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    Hi and Welcome !

    Have you tried VLC Player? Execute this in Terminal
    Code:
    sudo apt-get clean all
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install vlc
    Btw, which version of Ubuntu are you using?
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    Thanks guys I got it to finally work. Thanks for the help again!!

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