those .mov files!

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Sat Feb 24 07:04:59 EST 2007

Sometimes .mov files get downloaded with podcasts.  I downloaded 
mplayer-nogui and couldn't get that to do anything but error out.  Get 
this, a nogui application that still wants to open fb0 and use X.  Since I 
didn't get X configured enough it would work with any accessibility 
software on Debian it certainly wasn't configured well enough to support 
mplayer-nogui.  So when I downloaded mplayer-gui I remember I had used 
apt-cache search search-string | less to search for similar packages and 
vlc was also listed.  For that reason I installed both.  Now I don't know 
if mplayer-nogui will work on this system with some arcane combination of 
options, but I do know typing vlc was all that was necessary to 
play a movie file and actually hear something other than bitching about my 
X-display and lirc and joystick equipment would not work.

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