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

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 21:27:24 -0700

On Friday 23 March 2018 09:03:17 Gene Heskett wrote:
> 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. :)

In my opinion, it's not a good idea to open such links directly from email; 
especially if you mean in a web browser, but I don't even like opening links 
in an email client such as Kmail. I always save to hard disk, then open with 
my preferred player. 

Have you installed all necessary codecs? I have only one video in .3g2 format, 
and it plays in most players: mplayer, mpv, Dragon player, etc. It also used 
to play in VLC, but that item has been problematic in Jessie (not only for 
myself, but I've read about others having problems). The recommendation (in 
the forums) is to use Wheezy repos, but it sounds like you're already running 
Wheezy. 

Besides deb-multimedia, there are some other third-party repositories where 
you can find "other" packages. MEPIS and MX repositories make packages 
available from Stretch, Jessie, Wheezy, and I think Sid, but I would use 
their stuff sparingly, as they are a little funky. I used it to find 
torbrowser for Jessie, and some packages to make OpenOffice work (thus it is 
useful); however, it installed an older version of xscreensaver by giving it 
a superficially "newer" version number. Therefore: useful, but iffy. 

I keep separate versions of sources.list (under different names), with entries 
enabled for repositories where I can find specific packages; then I can swap 
them out easily, then rename it to sources.list, and copy it to /etc/apt/, 
then run sudo apt-get update. Once I am done, I switch back and do the same, 
then save the package somewhere, so that I can install it thereafter by using 
dpkg. 

Bill
>
> > greg
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