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    Default Play online streaming video files

    Hi,

    I want to play an online streaming video file, in wma format. When i try to play that file, a window pops up asking which programe i want to use to play that file. Is that possible? If it is, what software and/or commands will I need? Thanks in advance.

    PS. I use BT4 R2 on a usb stick.

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    Default Re: Play online streaming video files

    VLC might be able to do it. I dont think it comes included with BT so you may have to install it.
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    Default Re: Play online streaming video files

    You will probably also need to install restricted audio and video codecs along with vlc. I just used apt-get install vlc and apt-get install kubuntu-restricted-extras.
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    Default Re: Play online streaming video files

    I've used 'mplayer' (in the repo's) to get streaming audio, not sure about streaming video
    but perhaps worth a shot..

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    Default Re: Play online streaming video files

    Thank you all for your reply. I already have VLC installed so i'll give a shot to what wh1t3fang suggested otherwise, i'll try mplayer.

    One more question. When the window pops up asking which software i want to use to play that file, how do i choose VLC?
    Last edited by sickness; 03-12-2011 at 09:05 PM.

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