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Re: Xine vs. Mplayer



On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 23:36:09 -0500, Charles Malespin wrote
> Hi all, 
>    I am pretty new to FC3 and am have a question about video 
> players.  I am currently using Xine and it works ok, but I cant play 
> wvm videos among other little problems I have with it.  I saw that 
> Mplayer does play wvm videos and I wanna give it a try.  Is one 
> better than the other, or is it just personal pref?  I currently 
> have Firefox using Xine to open video links, how do I go in and make 
> Mplayer my default video viewer(please try and make it as easy as 
> possible for a noob...) and is there anything that I lose by 
> switching to Mplayer?  Do I need to get rid of Xine from my computer,
>  and if so how(again simple please, I am having trouble locating 
> files and which files are what still..)? Thanks in advance! Charles
[snip]

If you go here..
http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/codecs.html

And download the 'ALL' file (All codecs which is around 12MB's) and extract 
it to the /usr/lib/win32 (Or the README say's /usr/local/lib/win32)
directory, then Xine will play *.wvm files and many other formats. Once you 
have done that it will pretty much play them all.

The README will explain a little more as to where to put these codec files. 
I found that once you have done this Xine works very well. (I know these 
were intended for Mplayer, but they work equally well with Xine)

Wolf
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