[ubuntu-in] VLC codec error

Onkar Shinde onkarshinde at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 15:55:59 GMT 2009


On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 9:11 PM, Dnyanraj Mali <dnyanraj.mali at gmail.com> wrote:
> hi,
>
> I downloaded a movie tried to play it but it says i need to use Windows
> media player.
>
> i am using ubuntu 9.04, movie file is .avi
>
> i tried to upgrade vlc but its fully upgraded.
>
> can anybody suggest me some solution?

You need to install w32codecs package -
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu

> One more question, if i upgrade to ubuntu 9.10 online, then i will need more
> disc space for root partition. is there any solution to reduce disk space by
> deleting some unwanted files?
>
> last time i upgraded from 8.10 to 9.04 & some extra space was needed.

You can first clean up the package cache. 'sudo apt-get clean'.


Onkar



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