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'Red Hot Jazz Archive' .ram files in Linux

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  • m_nease
    Hello, I m unable to play the .ram files at Scott Alexander s incredible Red Hot Jazz Archive via my Linux (Ubuntu 8.04) OS. When I click on a link I receive
    Message 1 of 5 , Jan 21, 2009
      Hello,

      I'm unable to play the .ram files at Scott Alexander's incredible Red
      Hot Jazz Archive via my Linux (Ubuntu 8.04) OS. When I click on a
      link I receive the error message, "The content you are trying to play
      uses an audio codec (DNET) that is obsolete and no longer supported.
      Please contact the content provider about using a supported codec."

      I've searched the messages here for '.ram files' and 'Linux' but to no
      avail. I'd be most grateful for any advice.

      Thanks in Advance,

      mike
    • velostigmat
      Hi: I am also a Mandriva user, and it didn t work for me either so I downloaded Ubuntu 8.10 and the Mplayer and they play fine under Ubuntu, but not Mandriva.
      Message 2 of 5 , Jan 21, 2009
        Hi:

        I am also a Mandriva user, and it didn't work for me either so I
        downloaded Ubuntu 8.10 and the Mplayer and they play fine under
        Ubuntu, but not Mandriva.

        You can install Ubuntu 8.10 on your machine in a dual-boot
        configuration, preserving Mandriva.

        Ask me any questions if you want to try this

        Barry


        --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "m_nease" <m_nease@...> wrote:
        >
        > Hello,
        >
        > I'm unable to play the .ram files at Scott Alexander's incredible Red
        > Hot Jazz Archive via my Linux (Ubuntu 8.04) OS. When I click on a
        > link I receive the error message, "The content you are trying to play
        > uses an audio codec (DNET) that is obsolete and no longer supported.
        > Please contact the content provider about using a supported codec."
        >
        > I've searched the messages here for '.ram files' and 'Linux' but to no
        > avail. I'd be most grateful for any advice.
        >
        > Thanks in Advance,
        >
        > mike
        >
      • m. nease
        Hi Barry, Interesting!  Did you paste the link to the .ram file into Mplayer?  I don t think that will work in Ubuntu 8.04LTS but I ll seriously consider the
        Message 3 of 5 , Jan 22, 2009
          Hi Barry,

          Interesting!  Did you paste the link to the .ram file into Mplayer?  I don't think that will work in Ubuntu 8.04LTS but I'll seriously consider the dual-boot option with  8.10 if it worked for you and post the results here.  Thanks very much for the tip!

          mike

          p.s.  When I pasted the location of the link into Mplayer I receive this error message:
          "The playback of this movie requires a PNM protocol source plugin which is not installed."

          Mean anything to you?  Thanks again and in advance.

          --- On Wed, 1/21/09, velostigmat <bigbeark@...> wrote:
          From: velostigmat <bigbeark@...>
          Subject: [RedHotJazz] Re: 'Red Hot Jazz Archive' .ram files in Linux
          To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 4:24 PM











          Hi:



          I am also a Mandriva user, and it didn't work for me either so I

          downloaded Ubuntu 8.10 and the Mplayer and they play fine under

          Ubuntu, but not Mandriva.



          You can install Ubuntu 8.10 on your machine in a dual-boot

          configuration, preserving Mandriva.



          Ask me any questions if you want to try this



          Barry





          --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogro ups.com, "m_nease" <m_nease@... > wrote:

          >

          > Hello,

          >

          > I'm unable to play the .ram files at Scott Alexander's incredible Red

          > Hot Jazz Archive via my Linux (Ubuntu 8.04) OS. When I click on a

          > link I receive the error message, "The content you are trying to play

          > uses an audio codec (DNET) that is obsolete and no longer supported.

          > Please contact the content provider about using a supported codec."

          >

          > I've searched the messages here for '.ram files' and 'Linux' but to no

          > avail. I'd be most grateful for any advice.

          >

          > Thanks in Advance,

          >

          > mike

          >





























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        • bigbeark@rogers.com
          Mike:    The plugin needed is actaully the Mozilla-Mplayer plug-in. I selected this from the Ubuntu Application download. Perhaps Mandriva has the same
          Message 4 of 5 , Jan 23, 2009
            Mike:

               The plugin needed is actaully the "Mozilla-Mplayer" plug-in. I selected this from the Ubuntu Application download.

            Perhaps Mandriva has the same thing. You might try Updating your Mandriva software. You click on the Icon on the bottom taskbar, log in as ROOT using your password then click on Update Software Icon. There are two Icons, one downloads all the updates, the other lets you select updates.
            Try the single updates first, if still no go, try the full download - it takes 20 minutes or so.

            If you find  "Mozilla Mplayer" that's what you want. Be sure to select all the Mplayer updates to ensure it works.

            I'm Not handy to my Linux machines at the moment, but will be later this evening, so email me if this doesnt work for you

            Ubuntu is a very slow download - about 2 hours, and is much more sensitive to a faulty CD burner than Mandriva. Burning the ISO was also slow for me.
            By contrast you can burn the Mandriva ISO with almost any Burner and Burning Application. For Ubuntu, I use K3B to burn the ISO, Nero doesn't work. Yet I successfully used Nero to burn my originall copy of Mandriva.  

                    Barry




            ________________________________
            From: m. nease <m_nease@...>
            To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 8:09:08 PM
            Subject: Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: 'Red Hot Jazz Archive' .ram files in Linux


            Hi Barry,

            Interesting!  Did you paste the link to the .ram file into Mplayer?  I don't think that will work in Ubuntu 8.04LTS but I'll seriously consider the dual-boot option with  8.10 if it worked for you and post the results here.  Thanks very much for the tip!

            mike

            p.s.  When I pasted the location of the link into Mplayer I receive this error message:
            "The playback of this movie requires a PNM protocol source plugin which is not installed."

            Mean anything to you?  Thanks again and in advance.

            --- On Wed, 1/21/09, velostigmat <bigbeark@rogers. com> wrote:
            From: velostigmat <bigbeark@rogers. com>
            Subject: [RedHotJazz] Re: 'Red Hot Jazz Archive' .ram files in Linux
            To: RedHotJazz@yahoogro ups.com
            Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 4:24 PM

            Hi:

            I am also a Mandriva user, and it didn't work for me either so I

            downloaded Ubuntu 8.10 and the Mplayer and they play fine under

            Ubuntu, but not Mandriva.

            You can install Ubuntu 8.10 on your machine in a dual-boot

            configuration, preserving Mandriva.

            Ask me any questions if you want to try this

            Barry

            --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogro ups.com, "m_nease" <m_nease@... > wrote:

            >

            > Hello,

            >

            > I'm unable to play the .ram files at Scott Alexander's incredible Red

            > Hot Jazz Archive via my Linux (Ubuntu 8.04) OS. When I click on a

            > link I receive the error message, "The content you are trying to play

            > uses an audio codec (DNET) that is obsolete and no longer supported.

            > Please contact the content provider about using a supported codec."

            >

            > I've searched the messages here for '.ram files' and 'Linux' but to no

            > avail. I'd be most grateful for any advice.

            >

            > Thanks in Advance,

            >

            > mike

            >











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          • Patrice Champarou
            ... From: m. nease To: Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2009 12:34 AM Subject: Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Red Hot Jazz
            Message 5 of 5 , Jan 24, 2009
              ----- Original Message -----
              From: "m. nease" <m_nease@...>
              To: <RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com>
              Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2009 12:34 AM
              Subject: Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: 'Red Hot Jazz Archive' .ram files in Linux


              [...]

              > Thanks again, Barry--really appreciate it!

              > mike

              > p.s. To All: I realize all this is a bit off-topic, thanks for your
              > patience. I hope that other Linux users will find the information here
              > useful in accessing the files at Red Hot Jazz.com

              Yes, I suppose that access to the filesounds on Scott's website is important
              enough, on a group called RedHotJazz, to share informations which might be
              of great interest for all Linux users.
              Now, I also think that discussions regarding Audacity or other programs
              likely to record them (which they weren't meant for) or the way to ajust the
              output level which actually becomes an input level in the process, burn ISO
              files, or choose among the various Linux distributions, can be carried on
              off-list for everyone else's convenience.

              Regards,

              Patrice
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