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#1 2018-06-23 13:01:42

wammes
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multimedia codecs SOLVED

This distro is fabulous. I come from ArchLabs and Arch. Since it's so complete I wonder if all multimedia codecs are installed. I know on Ubuntu they are not. Any advice?

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#2 2018-06-23 15:43:19

hhh
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Re: multimedia codecs SOLVED

https://wiki.debian.org/MultimediaCodecs

Run 'dpkg -l' to see what packages you have installed, or output it to a text file...

dpkg --get-selections >packages.list

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#3 2018-06-23 18:28:29

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Re: multimedia codecs SOLVED

It depends on if you're using a gstreamer-based or other type of player.  Non-gstreamer based ones (VLC, mplayer,mpv, qmplay2) can play pretty much everything with their built-in codecs/libavcodec, but gstreamer players have their codecs in various "good, bad, or ugly" plugin packages as well as gstreamer-libav/gstreamer-ffmpeg packages, which may not be installed by default.  GNOME defaults to gstreamer players like "Movie Player".

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#4 2018-06-23 20:23:59

ohnonot
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Re: multimedia codecs SOLVED

^ this.
mpv will pull everything in.
VLC too, but i think it pulls it in only for itself?

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#5 2018-06-23 23:24:17

twoion
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Re: multimedia codecs SOLVED

ohnonot wrote:

^ this.
mpv will pull everything in.
VLC too, but i think it pulls it in only for itself?

https://packages.debian.org/stretch/vlc-plugin-base (required by VLC) shows that VLC pulls in the ffmpeg libraries too, so it should require a superset of the main depencenies of other ffmpeg players, like mpv, mplayer, ffplay.


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#6 2018-06-25 10:03:19

wammes
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Re: multimedia codecs SOLVED

Thanks everyone. The answers were of great help. I have no multimedia issues as of now smile

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#7 2018-06-25 21:30:07

ohnonot
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Re: multimedia codecs SOLVED

how did you solve it?
please give back to the community; someone will one day search for a similar problem and find your solution!
and please mark your op SOLVED (bu editing the title of your first post).
thanks.

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#8 2018-06-26 12:16:34

brontosaurusrex
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Re: multimedia codecs SOLVED

For the future googlers, with mpv one can get list of video and audio decoders.

mpv --vd=help
mpv --ad=help

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#9 2018-06-26 16:06:26

wammes
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Re: multimedia codecs SOLVED

That’s what I did too. I had vlc installed. It comes with the distro. After installing mpv too, there were no missing multimedia codecs. So installing mpv is enough after installing the distro. It’s suggested in the menu so it’s an easy job.

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#10 2018-06-26 20:48:54

ohnonot
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Re: multimedia codecs SOLVED

^ thank you from the future wink

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#11 2018-06-27 06:12:24

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Re: multimedia codecs SOLVED

@wammes if you can remember what the extra codecs mpv pulled in were, maybe we could consider adding them to the default BunsenLabs install list? (For the benefit of future users. smile)


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#12 2018-06-27 18:06:30

ohnonot
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Re: multimedia codecs SOLVED

the synaptic package manager has a history utility.
or you can look staright at... /var/log/dpkg.log

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