how to play VCD (*.dat) files in ubuntu

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  1. sariq

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    how to play VCD (*.dat) files in ubuntu?

    ERROR MESSEGE:-
    Totem could not play 'file:///media/shared/avseq01.DAT'.
    You do not have a decoder installed to handle this file. You might need to install the necessary plugins.
     
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    solve ur problem by downloading these.viable options include totem-xine also.gstreamer-plugins bad,ugly will help u play other codecs
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install w32codecs
     
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    video displyed without audio, but now Applications>>sound and video>>movie player not working :-(
    Code:
    sariq@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install totem-xine
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    Recommended packages:
      totem-xine-firefox-plugin
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
      totem totem-gstreamer ubuntu-desktop
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      totem-xine
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 3 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 1065kB of archives.
    After unpacking 2621kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com dapper/universe totem-xine 1.4.1-0ubuntu4 [1065kB]
    Fetched 1065kB in 3m28s (5113B/s)
    (Reading database ... 77840 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing ubuntu-desktop ...
    Removing totem ...
    Removing totem-gstreamer ...
    Selecting previously deselected package totem-xine.
    (Reading database ... 77714 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking totem-xine (from .../totem-xine_1.4.1-0ubuntu4_i386.deb) ...
    Setting up totem-xine (1.4.1-0ubuntu4) ...
    
    ^what does this mean?
     
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    "sudo apt-get install totem-xine" this means u installed totem-xine
    why did u do that??
    rest of the things means
    totem-xine was installed and the normal totem movie player & its codecs were removed

    souution to this is install the totem back and install all gstream plugins.
    do both of the things through synaptic.
     
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    thanks, playing dat files fine now. installed gstreamer plugins and totem back by following commands:
    Code:
    sariq@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
    sariq@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse
    sariq@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad
    sariq@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse
    sariq@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
    sariq@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install totem
     
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    How do I get rid of Ubuntu on my dual booted vista?I am really new to Ubuntu and I don't know anything. Can somebody give me a step by step guide on how to uninstall Ubuntu that is dual booted with vista?
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    Hmm..tyou really should'nt bump a thread for this :(

    But even so, I just deleted the partition in Windows, fixed the mbr and boot.ini file and reformatted the ext3 drive again (after deleting it) to ntfs. :)
     
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