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natedogg23
September 19th, 2008, 08:05 PM
sudo apt-get install cant find them when i try. is there a site or something that will tell me more terminal commands? thats the only one i know

kellemes
September 19th, 2008, 08:11 PM
sudo apt-get install cant find them when i try. is there a site or something that will tell me more terminal commands? thats the only one i know

Installing Realplayer (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RealPlayerInstallationMethods)
Installing Windows media player? I expect this to be a joke..

Teamgeist
September 19th, 2008, 08:12 PM
www.medibuntu.org

philinux
September 19th, 2008, 08:16 PM
www.medibuntu.org (http://www.medibuntu.org)

Only for Intrepid though, you can download direct from them.

waspbr
September 19th, 2008, 08:26 PM
why would u want to install those, there many open source media players in linux to choose from.

natedogg23
September 19th, 2008, 08:28 PM
Installing Realplayer (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RealPlayerInstallationMethods)
Installing Windows media player? I expect this to be a joke..

unfortunately not. i dont want it but some sites want it to watch sports streams live and totem wont do it

bobnutfield
September 19th, 2008, 08:35 PM
There is an Mplayer plugin for Firefox. I believe that will play .wmf files. It may be hard to locate but there are instructions here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683

anotherdisciple
September 19th, 2008, 08:54 PM
unfortunately not. i dont want it but some sites want it to watch sports streams live and totem wont do it


I would install vlc mozilla-vlc-plugin and ubuntu-restricted-extras


I prefer vlc over mplayer, but that's just me.

bobnutfield
September 19th, 2008, 08:58 PM
I would install vlc mozilla-vlc-plugin and ubuntu-restricted-extras


I prefer vlc over mplayer, but that's just me.

+1 for VLC. I prefer it as well, and I believe it will play as many or more than Mplayer. But I recommended Mplayer as it is the most often recommended.

natedogg23
September 19th, 2008, 09:03 PM
i have vlc it just doesnt want to work 90% of the time. not gonne even mess with real or win media tho. i dont know what im doing quite yet but its only my 1st week. thanks for all your help

halitech
September 19th, 2008, 09:37 PM
best way to learn is jump in and get your feet wet :)

as anotherdisciple suggested, install vlc, mozilla-vlc-plugin and ubuntu-restricted-extras

just open a terminal and type in
sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-vlc-plugin ubuntu-restricted-extras

AlanR8
September 19th, 2008, 11:33 PM
There is NO need to install RealPlayer and Windows Media Player.

There are many "How to" guides out there explaining how to get Linux to play the above media, and to save you some time, here's the one I always follow, I picked it up here so thanks and respect to the author!


Open Terminal and type:
Code:

sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

to add the Hardy Medibuntu repository to your software sources


Code:

wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update

to add the GPG key for Medibuntu


Code:

sudo apt-get install w32codecs libdvdcss2

to install all necessary media codecs and allowing you to play dvds



That done, also install flashplugin-nonfree and mozilla-mplayer via your package manager.

You will now be able to play videos from Utube, BBC streaming content, If in the UK and just about everything else!

Add VLC into the equation and you've got a sweet system!

oldos2er
September 20th, 2008, 12:29 AM
You can download Realplayer from http://www.real.com/linux ; and there is a version in the Medibuntu repositories as well, as was posted. You could check the Wine forum for info on running Win* Media Player under Ubuntu, whether or not it can be run under Linux, I don't know.