Is anyone having issue viewing avi's/mpg's with Kubuntu Jaunty?

Orthaide Orthaide at
Fri May 1 03:29:21 BST 2009

James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> Orthaide wrote:
> IIUC, AVI is just a container format -- it can use various codecs. 
> Playing some formats is dependent on actual MS-Windows DLLs (and other 
> files) which were probably not included in the distro.  These should be 
> installed in $PREFIX/lib/codecs/ [PREFIX is probably '/usr'].  My 
> directory has 133 files in it.
> If you don't have these, they can be downloaded from:
> depending on whether you want just the common ones or everything.
> There is information here:
Hello James,

Thanks, I'll definitely check this out tomorrow. I must add that the 
problem isn't just avi's, but also mpg's and wmv's. Same with a regular 
dvd movie/disk. Blue screen and audio.

Still, your suggestion is a good one and I'll take a look tomorrow after 

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