Update: Problem with Media Files in Windows
klewellen at shellworld.net
Tue Dec 28 04:41:39 UTC 2010
Again I may be missing something critical, but unless the socks utility
and the windows interface you are running for windows is re-in coding those
mp3 files, there is no reason save that the file structure itself gets
changes for there to be any conflict.
mp3 is a compression structure in and of itself, designed to strip audio
quality in order to reduce size.
I would understand this if you were trying to play actual windows media
formats but you are not.
Clearly you are correct in that with each edition of a program there can be
conflicts, which is why one chooses such upgrades carefully, i. e. what
edition of socks matched the edition of my primary distribution if that
the question I asked was what files you were playing using what program.
in a sense, but again why use a movie program to play audio files, I
suppose you answered it.
The firm idea that you will have conflict each time you upgrade is likely a
matter of opinion truth be told.
On Mon, 27 Dec 2010, RiverWind wrote:
> 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.
> Bright Blessings,
> Feel free to visit my website and my blog and learn more about me
> and what I stand for.
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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:
>> > Greetings,
>> > 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.
>> > Bright Blessings,
>> > RiverWind
>> > Feel free to visit my website and my blog and learn more about me
>> > and what I stand for.
>> > My Website @ http://riverwind.shellworld.net
>> > My Blog http://windraven13.livejournal.com/
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