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

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.

original here.