Play DIVX videos with the VLC media player

Discussion in 'Linux' started by Bor, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Bor

    Bor

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    UPDATE JULY 2009

    The instructions in my original post (see below) are no longer valid because rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm is no longer available. I didn’t notice this until I tried to reinstall my VLC player.

    I found part of the solution to this problem on macles.blogspot.com. This blog gives the following instructions for installing the VLC player.

    =============================================
    To install VLC just add both repositories and use yum.

    wget http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fed ... noarch.rpm
    [point with your mouse to this address to see the complete url]

    wget http://rpms.kwizart.net/kwizart-release-8.rpm

    sudo rpm -U *release*rpm

    sudo yum install --enablerepo=kwizart-testing vlc mozilla-vlc
    ==============================================

    I opened a terminal and entered the lines above. A lot was installed, but I was informed that some dependencies were missing. However, I was able to solve this problem by entering this line:

    sudo yum install fedora-release

    Next I repeated the installation of the VLC player:
    sudo yum install --enablerepo=kwizart-testing vlc mozilla-vlc

    That solved my problem. Now everything is working fine.

    ==================================================

    OLD INSTRUCTIONS

    The MPlayer that is installed on the Aspire One does not play divx videos. Fortunately, there is a simple solution. Open a Terminal and enter the following lines (including the URL):

    #> su -
    #> rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm
    #> yum install vlc

    Answer Y(es) when asked.

    This will automatically install the VLC media player for Fedora 8, that enables you to watch divx videos.

    (To open a Terminal go to Files > My Documents and open the File Manager. Then go to File > Terminal. If you already did the Hack to enable the advanced desktop mode, you can right click on your desktop and select the Terminal.)

    I don’t know anything about Linux, but I found this solution on a French website:
    http://www.mobifrance.com/articles/eboo ... hp?id=1000
     
    Bor, Jul 18, 2008
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Bor

    2manydjs

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the hint! If you want to add this to your desktop tray, link to /usr/share/applications/livna-vlc.desktop .
     
    2manydjs, Jul 18, 2008
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Bor

    Zadingo

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Your instructions were complete and easy to follow. This is the kind of useful post that I look forward to seeing more of in this forum. Thank you very much!
     
    Zadingo, Jul 18, 2008
    #3
  4. Bor

    Kev50027

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    0
    That was very helpful for a Linux newbie, now could you help me install Pidgin? I keep getting an error saying I'm missing libpurple when typing yum install pidgin.

    Thanks!
     
    Kev50027, Jul 18, 2008
    #4
  5. Bor

    oncledams

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    oncledams, Jul 20, 2008
    #5
  6. Bor

    Guest Guest


    Hi I've done this but when I double click on the vlc icon on my desktop I get a message saying 'Unable to open %U"'
    I can ignore the message, close the box and still use vlc but it's annoying me. I know I have to edit my vlc desktop config file but keep getting denied permission when attempting to open it in root. If anyone can help (in simple terms... I'm new to Linux) I'd really appreciate it.

    Umm it's OK, I worked it out, was trying to edit the file directly instead of using mousepad!
     
    Guest, Jul 20, 2008
    #6
  7. Bor

    downdown

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    im getting this error message please help

    Error: Missing Dependency: libpulse.so.0(PULSE_0) is needed by package vlc
    Error: Missing Dependency: libopendaap.so.0 is needed by package vlc-core
    Error: Missing Dependency: libdvdnav.so.4 is needed by package vlc-core
     
    downdown, Jul 21, 2008
    #7
  8. Bor

    vzmr82

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    This worked fine, I have VLC running on my AcerOne. But I having problems with VLC dropping subtitles. Every other subtitle, it is not showing it. Sound and Video appears ok.

    Any ideas?

    Thnks. RS.
     
    vzmr82, Jul 23, 2008
    #8
  9. Bor

    Guest Guest

    vzmr82,

    Go to Preferences -> Input / Codecs -> Other codecs -> Subtitles, and set Subtitle text encoding to the right one.

    I selected iso-8859-1 and its working.
     
    Guest, Jul 23, 2008
    #9
  10. Bor

    vzmr82

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks, that's it. Working! (Strange, I don't have to do this in Windows or in Mac)....
     
    vzmr82, Jul 23, 2008
    #10
  11. Bor

    ps512

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2008
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    i got problems with the sound... What's wrong?
     
    ps512, Jul 23, 2008
    #11
  12. Bor

    zaphod

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    France
    Thanks to those who have posted the info on how to install VLC. I now have it running successfully with a shortcut on the Acer desktop :)
     
    zaphod, Jul 23, 2008
    #12
  13. Bor

    nelsocube

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    hi i installed the program, but i can't find it anywhere. how do i add it to my desktop or even play it in general :( thanks.
     
    nelsocube, Jul 25, 2008
    #13
  14. Bor

    Bor

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bor, Jul 25, 2008
    #14
  15. Bor

    zaphod

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    France
    If you haven't already activated the Advanced mode hack (described elsewhere) do so. You can then right click on the desktop and select vlc in the multimedia menu.

    To add a shortcut to the Acer desktop menu you need to modify the file "/home/user/.config/xfce4/desktop/group-app.xml" to point to "/usr/share/applications/livna-vlc.desktop"(also described elsewhere).

    Edit: I see that Bor has already kindly provided the links that I was too lazy to go and find.
     
    zaphod, Jul 25, 2008
    #15
  16. Bor

    nelsocube

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    oh nevermind i figured it out thanks a lot guys :D
     
    nelsocube, Jul 25, 2008
    #16
  17. Bor

    Fueltank

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Got it! Thanks for the directions. The video was very helpful as well -- I out the icon in position 7 and couldn't move it. Then I remembered the vid! Cheers!
     
    Fueltank, Jul 29, 2008
    #17
  18. Bor

    madisonman

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2008
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Could someone help me out? I copy pasted :


    #> su -
    #> rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm
    #> yum install vlc

    into the terminal which didn't seem to do anything. I also tried to install from the vlc website (fedora-8). It said it installed from the website but I cannot find it in the apps directory.

    I"m trying to put it on the basic desktop but I think the issue is I cannot get it installed where the other tutorial expects it. Any ideas?
     
    madisonman, Jul 29, 2008
    #18
  19. Bor

    Raido

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    0
    Madisonman, I hope you didn't copypaste all three commands at once in the shell/xterm, that wouldn't work. You need to input those commands separately, in any case.

    Regards, R
     
    Raido, Jul 29, 2008
    #19
  20. Bor

    madisonman

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2008
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks, but I tried separately and all at once, and typed by hand. None of the methods seemed to do anything.
     
    madisonman, Jul 29, 2008
    #20
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.