Video Problem WMV

Clark cpmcc at optusnet.com.au
Mon Jan 7 04:45:42 GMT 2008


Thanks Anton,

I'm running Kubuntu 7.10 and as you suggested I have tracked the 
Medibuntu repositories, I think this one should do but not entirely sure 
where  and how much to paste into the repository source box but I tried 
Medibuntu on its own in the source box first and now Adept Manager is 
hung and when I tried a reload it returned:

E: Type 'Medibuntu' is not known on line 67 in source list 
/etc/apt/sources.list
E: The list of sources could not be read.

Looks like I may have to learn how to use kate to delete line 67 but 
that will take time.  Any other suggestions appreciated.  The proper 
repository add. follows but do I enter the line or from medibuntu or ???

    *

      Ubuntu 7.10 "*Gutsy* Gibbon":

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






Anton Rolls wrote:
> Hi Clark,
>
> Clark wrote:
>   
>> Thank goodness for the graphical ui is all I'll say thanks Troy and all 
>> But the sate of play is:
>>
>> Multiverse and universe are selected
>> Canonical (Main) and Proprietary (restricted) are not selected ??.
>>
>> I then tried to install the following with Adept M, as advised by the 
>> Help page from the K icon on bottom panel / toolbar.  As you will see 
>> the results are 50:50 success, needless to say still no go with Kafine 
>> or K3b.
>>
>> transcode BREAK (install) no go
>> libexvidcore4  install   OK
>> sox  BREAK (install) no go
>> mjpegtools  BREAK (install) no go
>> toolame install OK
>> libdvdread3  install OK
>>
>> There seems to be a lot of issues tied up with the Codecs etc.. so I'll 
>> keep on trying.  I did try following
>> through with the instructions to get DVD read capability but this is 
>> what happened:
>>
>> sudo: /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/examples/install-css.sh: command not found
>> cpm at cpm-desktop:~$
>>
>> I get the feeling I'm digging myself a hole to fall into but it is 
>> interesting.
>>     
>
> Yes, the graphical route is probably the best way.
> Avoid shell scripts - one can't tell from the outside
> whether they play nicely with the package system or not -
> *unless* you are willing to look inside to see whether
> they do or not.
> (On my system, I found and looked inside
> /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh
> and it uses dpkg -i  to install a .deb file, so I think
> it does play nicely. But, in general, don't trust other
> scripts, like Automatix, for example.)
>
> I'm on Kubuntu 7.04 (Feisty), and to get DVDs playing
> it should be necessary to do this:
>
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
>
> Graphical method:
>
> Go into Adept, and "Manage Repositories", click
> "Third Party Software" tab and enable Medibuntu packages.
> Click Close.
>
> Press "Fetch Updates".
>
> Now install the libdvdcss2, libdvdread3 and libxine1-ffmpeg
> packages. Type each one into the search bar until it
> shows up in the list, click on the package to open it,
> click "Request install". Then click "Apply Changes".
>
> After this, Kaffeine should be able to play DVDs.
> If you install VLC, it should be able to as well.
>
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
>
> Console method (nearly equivalent to Graphical method):
>
> 	sudo apt-get install libdvdread3 libxine1-ffmpeg
>
> 	sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/feisty.list -O 	 
> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
> (that's one line, by the way)
>
> 	wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- |
> 		sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update
> (that's also one line)
>
> 	sudo apt-get update
>
> 	sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2
>
> All done.
>
> Testing:
>
> 	kaffeine dvd
> 	
> 	mplayer dvd://
>
> 	vlc dvd://
>
> - - - - - - - - -
>
> Wait a minute, for WMV, it's probably necessary to also
> install package w32codecs, but I haven't tried it myself.
>
> - - - - - - - -
>
> References:
>
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu#head-7486ed038a9becc1dff10a24cc07a38a00d70e9f
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs
>
> Regards,
>
> Anton.
>
>   
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