video issues... - Slackware

This is a discussion on video issues... - Slackware ; During our recent adventure in Vista we noticed that most downloaded videos can be watched easily, enjoyably, and not without any kind of fuss by a combination of realplayer, wmediaplayer and divx. Between the three programs we get a reasonably ...

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: video issues...

  1. video issues...

    During our recent adventure in Vista we noticed that most downloaded
    videos can be watched easily, enjoyably, and not without any kind of
    fuss by a combination of realplayer, wmediaplayer and divx.
    Between the three programs we get a reasonably enjoyable exeriencei
    because they act so reliably.

    On the other hand, Xine, Gxine, Mplayer and all of the jury-rigged rest are
    horror shows. If and when they act reasonably, there is a great deal
    of surprise and exclamation, because it is so damned rare. The
    interfaces are pathetic and it takes minutes or even hours to
    communicate info that is easily, and instantly imparted, from a
    proper gui.

    Do others have reasonable experiences using video with linux? What's
    the secret? And to those who are too stupid to understand the issues,
    such as Dan C and Coward Hicks, keep your noises to yourself.

    This is a serious question. The video issue seems to be the big
    gap between the two systems and we are wondering what those folks
    do who serious work with linux video.

    cordilly, as always,

    rm

  2. Re: video issues...

    On Wed, 23 Jul 2008 22:56:57 +0000, rm wrote:

    > Do others have reasonable experiences using video with linux? What's the
    > secret? And to those who are too stupid to understand the issues, such as
    > Dan C and Coward Hicks, keep your noises to yourself.


    LOL! The "issues"? The issue is that you're a n00b, and don't know how
    to configure your system or software. The key is to install the proper
    codecs, and Mplayer, and Mplayer-plugin. All works fine here, n00b.

    > cordilly, as always,


    Smeg off, you ignorant stooge of a troll. You're even losing your ability
    to spell.


    --
    "Ubuntu" -- an African word, meaning "Slackware is too hard for me".
    The Usenet Improvement Project: http://improve-usenet.org


  3. Re: video issues...

    Dan C wrote:
    > On Wed, 23 Jul 2008 22:56:57 +0000, rm wrote:


    >> Do others have reasonable experiences using video with linux? What's the
    >> secret? And to those who are too stupid to understand the issues, such as
    >> Dan C and Coward Hicks, keep your noises to yourself.


    > LOL! The "issues"? The issue is that you're a n00b, and don't know how
    > to configure your system or software. The key is to install the proper
    > codecs, and Mplayer, and Mplayer-plugin. All works fine here, n00b.


    More noise, as we predicted. And we were "noobs" back before we met your mother...

    mplayer and xine work. So does a Lada. We don't much driving Ladas, but
    you do, to each his own...

    cordially, as always,

    rm
    >
    >


  4. Re: video issues...

    On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 03:12:06 +0000, rm wrote:

    > mplayer and xine work.


    That isn't what you said in your original post, n00b.

    > So does a Lada. We don't much driving Ladas, but you do, to each his
    > own...


    Huh? You lost me there, dimwit. Have you been partying with Loki
    Halflager? Put the crack pipe down.

    > cordially, as always,


    Smeg off, troll.


    --
    "Ubuntu" -- an African word, meaning "Slackware is too hard for me".
    The Usenet Improvement Project: http://improve-usenet.org


  5. Re: video issues...

    On Jul 23, 6:56 pm, wrote:
    > During our recent adventure in Vista we noticed that most downloaded
    > videos can be watched easily, enjoyably, and not without any kind of
    > fuss by a combination of realplayer, wmediaplayer and divx.
    > Between the three programs we get a reasonably enjoyable exeriencei
    > because they act so reliably.
    >
    > On the other hand, Xine, Gxine, Mplayer and all of the jury-rigged rest are
    > horror shows. If and when they act reasonably, there is a great deal
    > of surprise and exclamation, because it is so damned rare. The
    > interfaces are pathetic and it takes minutes or even hours to
    > communicate info that is easily, and instantly imparted, from a
    > proper gui.
    >
    > Do others have reasonable experiences using video with linux? What's
    > the secret? And to those who are too stupid to understand the issues,
    > such as Dan C and Coward Hicks, keep your noises to yourself.
    >
    > This is a serious question. The video issue seems to be the big
    > gap between the two systems and we are wondering what those folks
    > do who serious work with linux video.
    >
    > cordilly, as always,
    >
    > rm

    Both my Slack 12 and 12.1 partitions default to noatun for various
    files and noatun never quite loads.
    Gxine never works. Sometimes Realplay works OK, but I use it mostly
    for radio broadcasts.
    It is possible I suppose to fight one's way through to a point where
    these nonworking packages actually work but
    I haven't the time right now.

    John Culleton

  6. Re: video issues...

    On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 09:03:20 -0700, john@wexfordpress.com wrote:

    >> On the other hand, Xine, Gxine, Mplayer and all of the jury-rigged rest
    >> are horror shows. If and when they act reasonably, there is a great
    >> deal of surprise and exclamation, because it is so damned rare. The
    >> interfaces are pathetic and it takes minutes or even hours to
    >> communicate info that is easily, and instantly imparted, from a proper
    >> gui.


    > Both my Slack 12 and 12.1 partitions default to noatun for various files
    > and noatun never quite loads.


    And this is too big a problem for you to overcome, huh? A simple
    file-association issue? n00b.

    > Gxine never works. Sometimes Realplay works OK, but I use it mostly for
    > radio broadcasts.


    They both work fine, as does Mplayer. As I told the other troll, one of
    the keys is to have codecs installed (properly).

    > It is possible I suppose to fight one's way through to a point where
    > these nonworking packages actually work but I haven't the time right
    > now.


    Just a matter of installing them correctly, n00b. I recommend using the
    build scripts from slackbuilds.org. Works like a champ.

    Now go bugger off and play with the other troll (rm).


    --
    "Ubuntu" -- an African word, meaning "Slackware is too hard for me".
    The Usenet Improvement Project: http://improve-usenet.org


  7. Re: video issues...

    john@wexfordpress.com wrote:

    > Both my Slack 12 and 12.1 partitions default to noatun for various
    > files and noatun never quite loads.
    > Gxine never works. Sometimes Realplay works OK, but I use it mostly
    > for radio broadcasts.
    > It is possible I suppose to fight one's way through to a point where
    > these nonworking packages actually work but
    > I haven't the time right now.


    See, http://www.vcn.bc.ca/~dugan/setting-up-slackware.html
    I downloaded libdvdcss installed it and it sets Gzine up to play DVD's
    on my computer. The problem is I only did it to find out how to set my
    daughters laptop up so she could watch her collection of DVD's, only to
    discover that her laptop hardware is not quite up to running it fast
    enough!
    --
    Two Ravens
    "...hit the squirrel..."

  8. Re: video issues...

    If good GUI is the objective, there is nothing better than VLC for
    video. Pre-built packages available for all recent versions from
    http://www.slacky.eu/ . Great DVD support too.

  9. Re: video issues...

    > If good GUI is the objective, there is nothing better than VLC for
    > video. Pre-built packages available for all recent versions from
    > http://www.slacky.eu/ . Great DVD support too.


    I've found smplayer to be a great frontend to mplayer
    It's a Qt4 app

    --
    damjan

  10. Re: video issues...

    Two Ravens wrote:

    > See, http://www.vcn.bc.ca/~dugan/setting-up-slackware.html
    > I downloaded libdvdcss installed it and it sets Gzine up to play DVD's
    > on my computer. The problem is I only did it to find out how to set my
    > daughters laptop up so she could watch her collection of DVD's, only to
    > discover that her laptop hardware is not quite up to running it fast
    > enough!


    The only reason the laptop won't run dvds fast enough is because you
    installed slackware server software. Try installing windoze and you'll
    find the laptop is quite up to the task.

    If you let your prejudice against windoze interfere with your daughter's
    enjoyment of her laptop, then you are not being fair to her.

    cordially, as always,

    rm

+ Reply to Thread