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Playing non-native media formats under Linux

There are a few formats such as certain Windows formats, Real, and Apple Quicktime which do not have native codecs under Linux. To work around this issue, external binary codecs are used instead to play these formats. MPlayer and xine use such external codecs and these codecs are stored in the MPlayer website in their codecs directory.

There is a packaging project known as Medibuntu which aims to make it easy to obtain these packages for Ubuntu users. To use Medibuntu's repositories, follow the instructions in their HOWTO.

RestrictedFormats/NonNativeCodecs (last edited 2009-07-30 16:05:20 by enhickman)