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#1 rcmolsenDK

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 04:33 PM

I have tried to play 3gp files with Banchee and VLC and they won't work.

Is there another program I can try? Please no CLI commands, I come from Windows. :D



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Posted 09 September 2011 - 05:15 PM

I have tried to play 3gp files with Banchee and VLC and they won't work.

Is there another program I can try? Please no CLI commands, I come from Windows. :D


I never even heard of them but try the non free codec package.

No cli, lol, just click install on that page ;)

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 05:28 PM

I think you may need to convert 3pg files, which is surprising given VLC is awesome. I read mobile media converter is good

So if the non-free codecs yeild no results maybe give that a try. I haven't tried it myself btw.

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#4 rcmolsenDK

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 06:55 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I'll try the things you've suggested. :D

Maybe one day I have the time to learn some CLI commands - who knows. :D

#5 STRUPPI

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 11:13 PM

Hi rcmolsenDK,
I can fine view *.3gp-Video with SMPlayer [Version: 0.6.8 (SVN r3213)]
I have this installed as bodhi-smplayer with smplayer + smplayer-translations + smplayer-themes via synaptic package manager.
Remember the codecs [w32codecs e.g.].
I have not VLC.
Only DeadBeef and SMPlayer.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 02:12 AM

Now that's weird. I never found a 3gp that can't be played by vlc.
Usually it's about sound codec problem. But let it be

If anything else fail, you still can convert the file to another format.
Try install WinFF and use it to convert the file.

#7 rcmolsenDK

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 07:43 AM

Hi rcmolsenDK,
I can fine view *.3gp-Video with SMPlayer [Version: 0.6.8 (SVN r3213)]
I have this installed as bodhi-smplayer with smplayer + smplayer-translations + smplayer-themes via synaptic package manager.
Remember the codecs [w32codecs e.g.].
I have not VLC.
Only DeadBeef and SMPlayer.

I have now installed the smplayer, and the codex pack, but still no video or sound.

#8 rcmolsenDK

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 07:44 AM

Now that's weird. I never found a 3gp that can't be played by vlc.
Usually it's about sound codec problem. But let it be

If anything else fail, you still can convert the file to another format.
Try install WinFF and use it to convert the file.

Where wll I find that program? Synaptic doesn't seem to find the program there?

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 08:07 AM

I have tried to play 3gp files with Banchee and VLC and they won't work.

Is there another program I can try? Please no CLI commands, I come from Windows. :D


That is weird indeed. My wife has a cellphone which records video in 3gp format and VLC plays it without problems in my Bodhi install. But you could do what Hendra suggested and install Winff for converting the video. You should see it in synaptic if you click "reload" which refresh the list of available software and then type winff in search box. Even simpler solution is sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install winff in terminal.
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#10 rcmolsenDK

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 09:04 AM

That is weird indeed. My wife has a cellphone which records video in 3gp format and VLC plays it without problems in my Bodhi install. But you could do what Hendra suggested and install Winff for converting the video. You should see it in synaptic if you click "reload" which refresh the list of available software and then type winff in search box. Even simpler solution is sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install winff in terminal.

I have now went over the edge - I have installed via Terminal. :D

Let see if WINFF will work. Thanks

EDIT:
I have installed WINFF, converted into a .avi file. But still no picture. The movie fle runs, but no picture. Hmm...

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 09:36 AM

I have now went over the edge - I have installed via Terminal. :D

Let see if WINFF will work. Thanks

EDIT:
I have installed WINFF, converted into a .avi file. But still no picture. The movie fle runs, but no picture. Hmm...


No video and sound? Now that's curious.
Where did that 3gp file come from? Mobile Phone? Download?

#12 STRUPPI

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 04:09 PM

I have mobil-phone *.3gp -Files too and can view and hear all Files.

There is a fault installation for MEDIA-Files presend...codecs are missing, or so...

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 05:20 PM

I have downloaded the codex pack mentioned earlier in this post. The file comes from my HTC mobile phone. I have uploaded it to Dropbox, and I am trying to play it from Dropbox.

Should I try to copy it to my HDD, and then try? Or doesn't it matter where the file is?

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 05:30 PM

Wasnt the codec advice post #2?

Could have saved some time listening to wise ylee ;)

There should be a dropbox folder in your /home. You can run it from there. If its the bod file you need to make it exectutable by right clicking choosing permissions and checking the executable button. Then double left click to install

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#15 rcmolsenDK

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 05:42 PM

The file is a 3pg file. I know where my dropbox folder is, I told you that in prev. reply. :D

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 06:07 PM

Running from your HDD works better then running from the net. If you have the dropbox package installed on your computer the file should be there as the dropbox folder will be synced to your internet storage. If you don't have installed it then it is wise to download the 3GP file to a folder on your harddrive and then play from there.

I'm no expert but what I know these files use ffmpeg. This is not installed by default, but I think it comes with the codecs. If not check it out. You might need a plug-in for VLC or something like gstreamer-ffmpeg. Hope someone with more knowledge can clarify things for you in this.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 07:40 PM

The file is a 3pg file. I know where my dropbox folder is, I told you that in prev. reply. :D


lol, fair enough. I dont think it matters where the 3pg file is (dropbox folder or elswhere in home) as long as you got them codecs installed.

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