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Bazza
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:01 pm    Post subject: I decided to relax and...... Reply with quote

Listen to the podcasts on the latest LXF DVD...

Except the, (scenario)....

....only machine up and running ATM is this quad core Windows
Vista machine as we are in the middle of major internal building
work here; so my Linux machine is off for the time being...

Well I put the DVD into the drive and soon the dialogue box
came up asking me which program to associate it with...
Well Windwoes Media Player of course you moron...

"Windows does not recognise the .OGG format."

Surprise, surprise, so f**k it I will dump this shite and get out
my dual core/boot notebook and listen to the podcasts on an
OS that does recognise .OGG format...

Talk about effing arrogance, MacroShite do it again... :-(
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or you could grab this:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/mediaxw/

Apparently it's a plugin to enable Ogg Vorbis support (amongst other formats) in Windows Media Player.

Still, I hope you enjoy the podcasts!

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Ram
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M-Saunders wrote:
Or you could grab this:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/mediaxw/

Apparently it's a plugin to enable Ogg Vorbis support (amongst other formats) in Windows Media Player.

Still, I hope you enjoy the podcasts!

M


I would if it was out, seams to have shifted from Weds to Thurs.... Ah well rollon this afty, hopefully it be available to listen what I've some boring working to do......
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M-Saunders
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We pushed this one back a day because something special is happening today... Some distro is being released or something Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doh!!!!!! I've already got the RC..... I need some light entertainment.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M-Saunders wrote:
We pushed this one back a day because something special is happening today... Some distro is being released or something Wink

M


Windows 7 was out last week wasn't it? Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of this Windows distro. Version 7 already, what's it like? And which kernel version does it have? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mike...

> Or you could grab this:

> http://sourceforge.net/projects/mediaxw/

Done!

Will install tonight and keep all informed...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe VLC is also available for Windows, I use it to listen to oggs on my Mac (although you can get a plugin for iTunes/QuickTime).
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Righto Mike et al...

It`s up`n`runnin`,,, :)

What an effing palaver... :/

Went and fetched the .msi version and it wouldn`t install.
It goes through all of the usual sh1t and looks as tho`
it is strutting its stuff but... no go...

Even right clicking the icon and changing access rights
makes f**k all difference...

So the only way I found to do it was from the
CMD.EXE command prompt; (NOT the COMMAND.COM
one that still exists in Vista)...

Here is the procedure for others...

1) Start -> Programs -> Accessories...
2) RIGHT click on the "Command Prompt" icon...
3) Select "Run as administrator".
4) A prompt will appear to ask for confirmation.
5) After confirmation the "Command Prompt" will open...
6) Change the directory to where the .msi installer is...
(Mine is in C:\Zipfiles so CD\Zipfiles<RETURN/ENTER> was enough.)
7) Now type in the full filename to install...
8) DRIVE:\Path\To\Installer\MediaXW-0.0.6.msi<RETURN/ENTER>
(NOTE this is at the time of writing and will be different in
the future.)
9) And follow the installer as normal.
10) If required close down the Command Prompt when complete...
11) Run Windows Media Player and check to see if
the .OGG file works...

A dialog box will probably appear the first time so WMP
can get the plugin...

WOOHOO, I can now hear the crappy startup music... ;oD

Thanks a lot Mike....
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as Rhakios said install vlc and it plays just about everything for every media type, my sister is a dyed in the wool windows user and couldn't play avi files, I installed vlc and she is now a happy bunny
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
my sister <snip> is now a happy bunny


The change of species is surely an unexpected side-effect of installing VLC? Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

indeed Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So using VLC makes you grow long ears and teeth, and sprout fur and a little fluffy tail!

Whatever next?

Anbody know if using WMP makes you grow long legs and blue feathers? Twisted Evil
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