Kurt McKee

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Cell phone video formats

Posted 1 August 2007

Dear Lazyweb,

My cell phone takes videos in a completely useless format. Unfortunately, I only know how to refer to it by file extension: **.3g2**. GStreamer doesn't support it. MPlayer can play the video, but fails to properly decode the audio.

I've been searching for so long that my eyes literally hurt (read: proprietary, likely-patented formats are causing me physical pain). Does anyone know what codecs I'm missing in Ubuntu Feisty for GStreamer? Or for MPlayer? I'm frankly out of ideas.

Love,
Kurt