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cannot play .avi format

Postby pranay » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:24 am

I cannot play .avi format in either x player or vlc.
What shall I do?
Please suggest me something.

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Re: cannot play .avi format

Postby minitux » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:08 am

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sudo apt install mint-meta-codecs
Sorry for my English, is not my language

When you ask for support, put the output of inxi -Fxz

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Re: cannot play .avi format

Postby Hoser Rob » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:59 am

You definitely should install mint-meta-codecs in Mint 18.x because it no longer comes with it installed by default as in 17.3 and earlier.

But, since VLC comes with its own codec library installed, mint-meta-codecs has no effect on it. So I'm not sure the codecs are the problem.

Is this ALL .avi files? BTW avi isn't a format, it's just a container. It can have a number of video/audio formats within but they're usually ASP/xvid format. I've seen avi files with AVC/x264 format video but that's a sign that whoever created it was clueless. You should never put AVC in an avi container.

So try installing mediainfo-gui, open a problem file with it, and post the results here in medianfo text mode via copy/paste.

Also give up some useful info ... copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here:

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inxi -Fxz

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