Extra Codecs for Xine on Debian
More of a note to self, but I thought I’d blog it since I haven’t for a very long while! Anyway, I finally got around to patching in a few extra codecs into my Debian install the other day and it was surprisingly easy.
- first off I downloaded the file: http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/essential-20050412.tar.bz2 from the MPlayer site
- next I extracted it and renamed the directory it created to codec
- this new directory was then moved to /usr/lib/
- finally a symlink was created so it also showed as /usr/lib/win32/
Not entirely sure whether working with it symlinked is necessary, or whether simply creating it as win32 would have done. It works OK though, so I’m not really complaining!
So why haven’t I linked the download? Well I’ve just checked it and there’s been an update, so this looks to be the latest version:
So I’m downloading that for an update!