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is there a way to play .m4v on Kubuntu?

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hello there.
as the title asks, is there a way to play .m4v on Kubuntu 10.04? i had bought sum videos on iTunes before going Linux (tyvm to all who helped me with the initial issues) and now i'd like to view the videos while running Kubuntu.
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try using VLC. m4v is just another extension for mp4 video.
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Yeah, VLC or MPC. Search for them in the repositories/Ubuntu Software centre. Failing that, you may also need the codec, which is as simple as searching for it in the repositories.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Viridian;13133917 
MPC
MPlayer*
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimi;13134341 
MPlayer*

THANK GOD!!! Another person who doesn't initially say VLC!!! Mplayer (smplayer, gmplayer, kmplayer, those are all GUI's) is the best video player on the planet as far as I'm concerned. IMO I haven't seen anything run nearly as smooth as mplayer, and on lower hardware than any media player I've seen yet. There was a reason XBMC was based off mplayer and not VLC.

[edit] Also, mplayer is one of THE known linux players. It's much older than VLC and has been a huge part of the linux community. [edit2] I actually never herd VLC used much until the *buntu's started converting windows users. I've been using mplayer since 2000!
Edited by mushroomboy - 4/15/11 at 10:36am
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by justedbin;13133845 
hello there.
as the title asks, is there a way to play .m4v on Kubuntu 10.04? i had bought sum videos on iTunes before going Linux (tyvm to all who helped me with the initial issues) and now i'd like to view the videos while running Kubuntu.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by mushroomboy;13138367 
THANK GOD!!! Another person who doesn't initially say VLC!!! Mplayer (smplayer, gmplayer, kmplayer, those are all GUI's) is the best video player on the planet as far as I'm concerned. IMO I haven't seen anything run nearly as smooth as mplayer, and on lower hardware than any media player I've seen yet. There was a reason XBMC was based off mplayer and not VLC.

[edit] Also, mplayer is one of THE known linux players. It's much older than VLC and has been a huge part of the linux community. [edit2] I actually never herd VLC used much until the *buntu's started converting windows users. I've been using mplayer since 2000!
I might point out that VLC isn't that bad in comparison to Mplayer since they added hardware acceleration through VAAPI. However, personally I use Mplayer because VDPAU is really effective which is something that VLC can't compete with.

Still I have yet to see a perfect front-end for mplayer. Gnome Mplayer and Smplayer are both wonderful, but not entirely customizable as I would like.
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post #8 of 10
The "bought some videos on iTunes" part makes me suspect he's having trouble playing them because they're encrypted or something, not because he just didn't try.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rothen;13144881 
I might point out that VLC isn't that bad in comparison to Mplayer since they added hardware acceleration through VAAPI. However, personally I use Mplayer because VDPAU is really effective which is something that VLC can't compete with.

Still I have yet to see a perfect front-end for mplayer. Gnome Mplayer and Smplayer are both wonderful, but not entirely customizable as I would like.

What does a video player need? I don't see why people want "options", what options do you change? A video player should automatically pick up codecs, play smooth, have seek, and ummm? A play list? That's the ONLY thing I can think of? Oh yeah, SMPlayer has that. Hmmm, really, what should a video player do that isn't transparent to the user. Nothing, there shouldn't be any need to change anything.

[edit] I'm editing this even though I probably could post it, but it feels more like an edit thing so BLAH.

In fact, if you put them side by side SMPlayer has more options than VLC! It has everything VLC offers, and if you don't like that UMPlayer has even more.

[edit2] I forgot, apple encrypted .m4v's (or anything) can't be ran without having the DRM removed first. I don't know how, don't care as I avoid them, use google.
Edited by mushroomboy - 4/15/11 at 9:33pm
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WELL... on encrypted due to apple... if thats the case... could always be a total noob and run itunes in wine tongue.gif

i know its possible, while highly inadvisable because the linux music players will run 10x better being native
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