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August 18th, 2009, 10:51 AM
I download a lot of video from NASA (in XP) and have no trouble viewing same.
However, when I attempted to do the same with Ubuntu, it searched for a suitable Plugin and couldn't find one.
Is there anything out there that can read on Ubuntu the Microsoft Media Server (MMS) protocol that NASA uses?
August 18th, 2009, 12:07 PM
do u have a link to one of th videos so we can all see it and figure it out?
have you done a
sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs
sudo apt-get install w32-codecs
with medibuntu added to repo's
also do a
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
and see how you go
August 18th, 2009, 12:47 PM
I tried all those - all negative.
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html (http://ubuntuforums.org/www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html) is the address of NASA's continuous Public video outlet.
August 18th, 2009, 02:51 PM
I had relied on the auto-play function before.
Fortunately NASA provides other viewing options.
When I select Real Player it supplies the option of using Movie Player.
When this is done it reads the video OK.
I just didn't look into it close enough!
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