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Thread: installing flv player

  1. #1
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    installing flv player

    how to install flv player? i am new to ubuntu..
    plz help me. its urgent.

  2. #2
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    Dec 2008
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    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: installing flv player

    I'm guessing you want to play a flash video file (.flv)?

    You can use Totem, vlc, or MPLayer and a few others. If it didn't play for you in totem then you're probably missing the required codecs. Open a terminal and type:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install vlc
    This is why I suggest new users use Linux Mint... Hope this helps.

    Edit: Forgot to add:
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    You may or may not need that one, but it's best I suggest it anyway.

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