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October 31st, 2011, 01:08 AM
I seem to have dl everything relevant to play/compose some xvid files but cant figure out how to do it?
Is there any guides you know of, or a line of Bash code?
October 31st, 2011, 01:24 AM
Here are some GUI programs:
To play the xvid files, you can use vlc.
To convert them to another format, there's avidemux, arista or winff, among others.
To convert them to DVD format to play on a standard DVD player, I like devede.
All of these can be installed from the repositories using the Ubuntu Software Centre or Synaptic.
October 31st, 2011, 01:50 AM
Thanks for your interest. I have these apps. Such as vlc. but can not figure out how to load them successfully?
October 31st, 2011, 01:56 AM
To play a file: either right-click on the file and "open with" > VLC, or hit the windows button and type VLC then click on the icon, then go to "file" and "open" in VLC.
To transcode a file, hit the windows button and type Arista and click. Likewise for Devede.
October 31st, 2011, 09:49 PM
Certain codecs are not installed by default, so you might need to install ubuntu-restricted-extras.
In a terminal, you can install them with this command:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
Once they are installed, you can double-click the file and it should open with the default Movie Player (usually Totem).
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