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Re: [trinity-users] Re: what can I do, uptodare wheezy, to play video3gpp2950.3g2, which claims its an mpeg4

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:03:17 -0400
On Friday 23 March 2018 04:56:58 Greg Madden wrote:

> On Friday 23 March 2018 12:30:17 am Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Friday 23 March 2018 04:13:22 Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > On Friday 23 March 2018 03:37:24 Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > > On Friday 23 March 2018 03:16:52 deloptes wrote:
> > > > > Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > > > > Sorry Kate. After changing the video/mpeg4 from noatun to
> > > > > > mplayer, it does fire off mplayer, but apparently something
> > > > > > is missing there too, as all I get is 30 seconds worth of
> > > > > > the bouncing curser.  And no error logged anyplace.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Next?
> > > > >
> > > > > what is the output of mplayer when you run it from the command
> > > > > line?
> > > > >
> > > > > mplayer <filename>
> > > >
> > > > Had to save it from the mail, but
> > > >
> > > > gene@coyote:~/Public$ mplayer ./video3gpp2950.3g2
> > > > mplayer: error while loading shared libraries:
> > > > libdvdnavmini.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file
> > > > or directory
> > > >
> > > > See my prev msg.
>
> snip
>
> > > Re: [solved] mplayer2 fails to load libraries
> > >
> > > I had just done a dist-upgrade in Sid and got the mplayer error.
> > > Package libdvdnav4 was installed but libdvdnav.so.4.1.2 not
> > > in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu!
> > > So I copied the symlink and the lib from the deb...
> > > And then did ln -s libdvdnav.so.4.1.2 libdvdnavmini.so.4
> > > and mplayer was back...
> > >
> > > But my copy of it is in the /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu subdir.
> > >
> > > I'll give this a try.
> > >
> > > And I think it works, the *.* version plays something, but it
> > > wasn't the saved file. Clicking on the file in kmail gets me a
> > > requester or 3 complaining about the skin, and eventually fails
> > > w/o playing the targeted file from a kmail click on the
> > > attachment.
> > >
> > > But the saved file does play, so the "skin" error seems to be the
> > > thing now.
> >
> > And the /home/gene/Desktop/wmplayer.Desktop appears to have been
> > overwritten by PlaysonLinux. After installing it, it didn't work, so
> > I figured the whole thing was duff although not a peep out of
> > clamscan.
> >
> > But how best to restore that file?
> >
> > The bad file has been there long enough that the good one has aged
> > out of my amanda backups already.
>
> Don't know, some thoughts or $.02 worth/
>
> Seems to be Windows Media file, MP4 is the container I think the .3g2
> is the WM part.
>
> wmplayer=Windows Media player?

Probably.
> Play on Linux is Wine, (POL)
> w9ndows Media player probably works with POL and/or wine.
>
I'd assume so, but my wine is elderly, and my cross-something is even 
older.
 
> Handbrake claims to transcode any format, I use it on my DVD
> collection..works great.

The .3g2 does play now if its saved as a file, but not if clicked on 
while still part of an email. Seems like I must invent a better linkage 
recipe.  For that I'd obviously need help, hint hint. :)

> greg
>
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