Re: AVI and gxine

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On 10/08/2010 12:01 PM, JD wrote:
>> On Thu, 2010-10-07 at 15:41 -0700, JD wrote:
>>> On 10/07/2010 01:02 PN, Oliver Ruebenacker wrote:
>>>>        Hello,
>>>>     I wanted to watch a video in AVI format. Since xine supposedly can
>>>> play AVI, I installed gxine from the Fedora repository. When I tried
>>>> to play the AVI movie, I get the message:
>>>>     "Error loading library: msvidc32.dll"
>>>>     Besides being surprised that a required library is missing, I find
>>>> the name odd for a Linux library. What is going on? Thanks!
>>>>        Take care
>>>>        Oliver
>>> I used to download the necessary codecs directly from
>>> but that site seems to be dead. I cannot get any response from it.
>>> is some other advertising web site.
>>> Then there is a sourceforge site:
>>> but it has no links to download codecs.
>>> I wonder if xine development/support has reached an EOL ?
>>> Will it re-incarnate soon at a dedicated site?
>> Try
> Aha! Thanx!
> Getting back to the OP's original problem of not being able to play an
> avi file, I just played an vi file with gxine with no problems.
> But then I am not sure what format of video was inside the avi file,
> since avi can be a container of different formats.
> My only familiarity is that most of the avi files I played contained
> mpeg4 format videos.
> So, I wanted to say to Oliver these are the *xine* packages I have
> installed on my system:
> gxine.i686                        0.5.905-3.fc13       @fedora
> xine-lib.i686                 
> @anaconda-InstallationRepo-201005130056.i386
> xine-lib-devel.i686           @fedora
> xine-lib-extras.i686          @fedora
> xine-lib-extras-freeworld.i686      @rpmfusion-free
> xine-plugin.i686                  1.0.2-3.fc12         @fedora/12
> xine-ui.i686                      0.99.6-4.fc13        @updates
> xine-ui-skins                     0.99.6-4.fc13        @updates
> xine also depends on many codec libraries in order to play all
> the various formats. MS formats are proprietary, and so require
> dll's.
> One place to get them from is

as far as I am aware (I use xine extensively) xine does NOT use the above
mentioned codecs. Perhaps you are thinking of mplayer, which does. Xine has
native codec players, available as the package xine-lib-extras-freeworld, which
is available at

note that if you are playing dvd's, you will likely also need the libdvdcss
package to deal with region locked dvd's (not necessary for files extracted, or
encoded from the dvd).

All the best,

- -Greg

> Unfortunately, I do not know if any of the fedora repos package them.

- -- 

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