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Re: How to play these files on Debian (Sarge) (WAS:Re: How can I play avi, wmv, mov videos on a standalone DVD player?)

On Thursday, 29 December 2005 at  1:26:59 -0800, Marc Shapiro wrote:
> Chinook wrote:
> >Marc Shapiro wrote:
> >
> >>Robert Glueck wrote:
> >>
> >>>I'd like to play video clips in .avi, .wmv and .mov format
> >>>on a standalone DVD player that's hooked up to a standard
> >>>TV set.  
> >>
> >>
> >>I'd like to play them on Sarge.  Just today I clicked on a .mov file 
> >>and was asked if I wanted to use the default program (gmplayer).  I 
> >>said yes, but after it DL'd the file it complained that it could not 
> >>find the proper codec (I don't remember, now, which codec it was 
> >>looking for). Is there some place to get the proper codecs to make 
> >>these work.  If so, where is it?  If not, why give a default player 
> >>that can not actually play the file?
> >>
> >
> >
> >You might both look at VLC in your package app, or see
> >http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
> I just tried it on the .mov file from above.  The video played just 
> fine, but there was no audio at all.  I checked the preferences, made 
> sure that audio was enabled and the sound was turned all the way up. 
> Still no sound.  I normally do get sound on this box.  

I had something similar a couple of days ago, watching a DVD.  vlc has
an 'audio' menu, IIRC, containing mono, stereo and something else. It
was defaulting every time to the something else, and clicking on stereo
switched the sound on.


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