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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?
Any suggestions?



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!

Ken Mac