[plug] .flv codec

Kev kdownes at bbnet.com.au
Mon May 12 14:05:51 WST 2008

Jason Posavec wrote:
> Gavin Chester wrote:
>> On Mon, 2008-05-12 at 08:49 +0800, Jason Posavec wrote:
>>> Kev wrote:
>>>> G'day all,
>>>> Does anyone know of the existence of a FOSS .flv codec (for Linux of
>>>> course), and if so can you point me in the right direction please?
>>>> Google hasn't thrown much at me that is helpful - to me in my 
>>>> ignorance.
>>>>  Better still, if there's one out there in deb form I'd be almost
>>>> eternally grateful.
>>>> Tia
>>>> Kev
>>> For what it's worth, if you don't mind changing to a vastly superior 
>>> av player, vlc plays .flv files just fine. I
>> I agree vlc is a fine player, but I think you'll find it will still only
>> work if the underlying codecs are in place. That was his original
>> problem.
>> Gavin.
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> I haven't specifically installed .flv codecs or anything, I'm running a 
> plain vanilla Ubuntu distro. On that note, I never used to be able to 
> play .flv files. Then I either updated vlc or upgraded Ubuntu, and now I 
> can play them. Have you done all your updates, Kev?

Yep I have, but I'm not using Ubuntu, but Xandros.  However I've found 
out that Ubuntu supply w32codecs-all as a .deb, so I'm in the process of 
getting a copy of that.  I'm sure Gavin is correct, that the underlying 
codec is what I need, however, I will check out vlc.

Thanx gize

Kev Downes
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