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Re: Wheezy: Can only play ogv video

On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 04:44:02AM -0700, T Elcor wrote:
> --- On Fri, 5/11/12, Indulekha <indulekha@theunworthy.com> wrote:
> > Another thing that works is go to the mplayer homepage and
> > download one
> > of the codecs packages, extract the codecs, and put them in
> > /usr/lib/codecs (create it if it doesn't exist).
> > Then install mplayer. 
> I just installed mplayer and it does play MP4 files in a kind of smallish window.

Just press the f key for full screen. BTW, mplayer2 is all I use and I
haven't yet found a file it doesn't play, whereas with mplayer, I have
found some files which didn't play very well at all.

less /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main

deb http://ftp.nz.debian.org/debian wheezy main contrib non-free

#deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org wheezy main non-free
---------------8< ---------------------------------------------------
Note "http://www.debian-multimedia.org"; is commented out.

see: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMultimedia/FAQ

Just type "mplayer filenameorwhatever.mp4" from an xterm.

P.S. The command is still mplayer because it uses the alternatives

P.P.S I don't know whether mplayer2 is available in Squeeze. If not I'd
recommend upgrading to Wheezy for a desktop/workstation.

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