View Full Version : [kubuntu] how to play/trancode xvid

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).