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Re: Distro hopping again: freespire

On 16/07/07, Claude Jones <claude_jones levitjames com> wrote:
On Sun July 15 2007, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> But the Windows Media stuff is one of my biggest
> problems in Fedora/*buntu,

What's the problem? I've got it working in several different distros, in fact
I've not found a distro I couldn't get it to work in. I did discover
recently, a change in the way mplayerplug-in installs itself, on at least two
occasions - perhaps this just has to do with the way it was packaged. If you
click on a Windows Media file after following the proper procedure for
installing the codecs and mplayer and mplayerplug-in (I still recommend the
outline posted way back by Stanton Finley which continues to work well for F7
http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html) and the file
doesn't play, try right-clicking on the player window and looking at the
configuration settings. On at least two occasions recently, I found that the
video and audio output fields weren't filled in - I've found X11 and Alsa to
generally work, respectively, but your mileage may vary.

Claude Jones
Brunswick, MD, USA

Thanks, Claude. My main problem is MMS streams. For my university
lectures, I need full MMS stream support. That means not downloading
the full stream, but watching it online, including FF, rewind, pause,
slow/fast play, etc. Until now I've been watching them in VMWare
running XP. I hate WMP, but I cannot get mPlayer to play these
streams, not even in the VM on Windows.

Dotan Cohen


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