Re: Multimedia player for video filte type qs
On 07/07/2014, Bret Busby <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 06/07/2014, ken <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On 07/06/2014 06:32 AM Andrei POPESCU wrote:
>>> On Lu, 16 iun 14, 15:38:09, Bret Busby wrote:
>>>> I wonder whether a multimedia player for the video filteype .qs exists
>>>> for Debian Linux.
>>> Just for the archives, the file extension is a poor indicator of the
>>> file type and was originally meant more as information for humans.
>>> Fortunately smart programs (like mplayer or vlc) don't rely much on it.
>>> Kind regards,
>> Yes, the 'file' utility is a much better indicator of the file type
>> ("file filename.ext"). I haven't seen it written anywhere, but believe
>> that the same capability is built into the shell, at least into bash.
> :~$ file
> So, what information does that give us, that is useful for finding
> software to view the file type qs ?
> Microsoft Word woth the proprietary .docx extension, would also
> probably show as data, but, I doubt that mplayer, or vlc, or totem,
> would work with that .docx filetype.
> The above output for the file command was previously posted in the
> thread, so I do not see the point in the last two postings in the
> And, I have found that vlc (running on Debian 6), has a problem with
> some of the files, in that the output for some of the files, as with
> the output for mplayer, is choppy (if that is the correct term),
> meaning that it will play a little bit, then stop, then play a little
> bit more, a bit like the reproduction from the movie projectors from
> the days of the silent movies, when output was also, not flowing.
Hmm, it has also occurred to me, that, going by the filetype, as shown
by the result of running the file command, maybe the filetype cannot
be handled by Linux, but requires an android version, known as Soong
Type Android, which is apparently not yet available, and apparently,
is unlikely to be available, for another 324 years.
'Tis a long wait, to watch a movie that exists now.
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