Update: Problem with Media Files in Windows
riverwind at shellworld.net
Tue Dec 28 02:32:05 UTC 2010
Karen, there are indeed utilities that play different sorts of
media files. The format we are dealing with in this situation is
mp3. The movie player plays mp3 and other files without a problem,
when it works. I am not sure I understand your actual question, but
I may have answered it. There is a bit of a dichotomy in this
situation, because we are dealing with both GUI and command line
environments that are integral within the same operating system.
The problem occurred when ever I performed a very rudimentary
operation, that of merely installing the sox utility.
I am given to understand that any time I try to do any upgrades or
even install basic packages, I am subject to encounter this
problem, because the system I am running is slightly more than a
year old, and hence not up to date. Consequently there are
conflicts between my antiquated system and the newer files that
come with upgrades and/or installations. I would upgrade my entire
system with the squeeze disk, but it is still in the beta phase.
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On Mon, 27 Dec 2010, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2010 21:04:07 -0500 (EST)
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> From: Karen Lewellen <klewellen at shellworld.net>
> Subject: Re: Update: Problem with Media Files in Windows
> Hi Ray,
> Feel free to ignore this question, I guess?, others will understand why you
> are doing it this way.
> still, what type of media files are you playing with what in windows?
> The files are compressed, but that does not explain what format they are in
> at the start?
> I would be stunned if there were not a media program for playing files in
> debian, I can do this in dos after all.
> Still my only guess and it indeed may be off is that your files are being
> changed in some fashion, in theory at least the file type for Linux and
> windows are different if that makes sense.
> Again this may not help at all, so you may ignore,
> On Mon, 27 Dec 2010, RiverWind wrote:
>> In reference to my initial post, I can not understand how merely
>> installing the Sox utility caused the hitherto discussed problem.
>> However, I am wondering if there is some sort of reverse process
>> that would allow me to return my system back to its original status
>> prior to the problematic operation. That is of course, there aren't
>> any other ways to set things right. In hopes of fixing the problem
>> from another angle, I ran the "aptitude install mplayer -r"
>> command. However, although it seemed to go through just fine, I
>> still am not able to play media files in windows. Moreover, I have
>> no idea how to do so in command line mode, especially when the
>> files are in zip format. Whilst in windows, the file is compressed
>> and played almost automatically.
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