On Sat, 03 Dec 2005 17:50:47 +0000, Gordon Burgess-Parker
BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On Sat, 03 Dec 2005 14:01:00 -0600, It's more a matter of you inexperience I...
yes... but Xine did not play the avi files... when i installed the media player i needed on FC3 it worked fine.
here is additional info however:
when i first tried to install the media player on Ubuntu i got a message to the effect that it could not compile on gcc 2.96
but in haste i posted before i even checked what was installed...
as mentioned by another poster...gcc was not actually installed by default
so that was my error...
*however* when i installed gcc 4... it was broken so i had to use gcc3.3
well the compilation started ok...but soon died ... among the many error messages was the one that mmx support was not compiled into the kernel!!!
philo I'm fairly new to video myself. I once took a photography clbutt at night and we developed B&W film in the darkroom. I wanted my own darkroom so...
well the last time i had to compile my own kernel was back when USB support for linux was a new thing!
At that point i decided to give up on Ubuntu because my other Linux installations (such as FC3, Slackware, Vector Linux ,ad infinitum were all doing fine)
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I'm not saying that I could not have gotten media player to have eventually installed...it's just that I hear Ubuntu being recommended so often for newbies I just don't get it
Now. that said. to me..."media" ability is not that big of a deal... as i rarely do audio-video work (but an starting to get into it now)
but for someone coming over from windows... i'm sure a media player would be one of the first things they'd want
(my 2 cents worth anyway)