Which plugin do I need to play a video disk

Asked by Howard Walker on 2010-12-21

I bought a video disk for my wife for Christmas, and it will not play on my computer. Help takes me to a site that has lots of plugins, but they are all described in meaningless language for the average person. All I need is a plugin that will allow me to play a non PAL video disk. Any help would be appreciated

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2010-12-21
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2010-12-21
delance (olivier-delance) said : #1

The more easy to install is vnc, which has its own codec included.
Else have a look at: http://medibuntu.org/

Best delance (olivier-delance) said : #2

Sorry, a typo. Software is VLC.

Howard Walker (h-635csi) said : #3

I downloaded VLC and installed it via the command line. Complicated little routine involving lots of typing.
It works ok, but I will allways have to load up the videos myself - the wife has no chance.
Thanks a lot - it got me out of a fix.

Howard Walker (h-635csi) said : #4

First time that I asked a question here and got a result PDQ. Great system. Thanks Delance.