Multimedia :: need codecs to play AVI files.
Last night i tried to play an AVI with my damn small linux and the player opened but all i could get was sound. im pretty sure this is due to the fact that the media player doesn't have the codecs needed to play the AVI file. how can i download these? i didn't see them on the package manager.
You could try installing mplayer-1.0pre8cvs.uci from the repo. If your avi still won't play when opened from mplayer, install codecpak.dsl as well and try again.
And i can find the .UCI and the .DSL files from the package manager on DSL?
Yes from the MyDSL browser. Or you can download these manually from http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/distributions/damnsmall/mydsl/
But suggest you read
Getting Started with Damn Small Linux
It opens when you boot last time I checked.
Why does nobody read that?
Also read the wiki.