video players

jimscafe ulist at
Tue Sep 19 00:51:40 UTC 2006

Sorry Peter, once I found that vlc would rnormal avi files I stopped
trying to solve the few low resolution files I had. I bought the S3
camera and vlc plays those videos (avi) files fine.

Still cannot get easyubuntu to install - I needed the flash plugin for

This is the output from typeing  sudo apt-get -f install

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree... Done

0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 8 not upgraded.

paul at wm-ubunut:~$

So there doesn't seem to be any problem, but easyubuntu displays :-

/bin/sh: update-flashplugin: command not found

I searched the forums for installing flash and there seems to be a lot
of problems and difficulties and I don't have so much time to research
all this - so for the moment I will boot into Windows when I need to
look at web pages using Macromedia Flash.

I have the same problem using my microphone, againt it seems daunting
when you read what people have done to try and solve the problem. I
need this so I can use Skype to talk to my colleagues round the world -
but there simply isn't time to spend trying to solve it. I have spent
over two days trying to get the microphone to work though I can't say
that I knew what I was doing.

Once again thank you for your help, I hope I don't sound as if I am
whinging, I use Ubuntu most of the time (writing business plans,
software development in python), but running my own business I am
limited with how much time I can spend on getting various bits of
Ubuntu to work.

I must say I don't understand why the Ubuntu people make it so hard to
check if things are working. You have to run a program from the
terminal to set the controls for sound input and output. Obviously a
decision to restirct access to this type of software, but you need to
be able to configure your os when it isn't working. I though I had
bought a standard PC which wouldn't present problems to Linux - but
clearly that isn't the case (ASUS motherboard with built in network,
graphics, sound etc. like the majority of motherboards these days.


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