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    Cannot install vlc media-player...

    Hello..
    I run Knoppix 6.7.1 from an USB pendrive on my HP Pavilion g6-1b67ca Laptop.
    Using Synaptic Package Manager I tried to install vlc mediaplayer.
    From S.P.M. I get the following message:

    vlc:
    Depends: vlc-nox but it is not going to be installed
    Recommends: vlc-plugin-notify but it is not going to be installed
    Recommends: vlc-plugin-pulse but it is not going to be installed

    I'm not that well educated to understand what this is all about and I really
    appresiate if somebody could help me with that.
    Thanks

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    Greetings, Karibu
    Perhaps this thread will help you.
    http://lists.debian.org/debian-knopp.../msg00002.html

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    Thank you, utu,
    Yes, it really helped...the installation was flawless...
    For some reason it's not playing though.
    When I open a video, let's say an .avi file, it starts and immediately stops again.
    Exactly the same behavior as the default GNOME MPlayer..
    When I try with a .divx file I get an error message: see screenshot.


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    Greetings, Karibu.
    Have you tried both the stable & unstable versions as Klaus suggested?

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    @Karibu

    You did not write that you found a solution for your audio device issue. Therefore I am not surprised that the media player cannot play sounds through the default sound device. VLC media player might have an option to disable sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utu View Post
    Greetings, Karibu.
    Have you tried both the stable & unstable versions as Klaus suggested?
    Not yet, but I'll do it soon...keep you posted...

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    Quote Originally Posted by klaus2008 View Post
    @Karibu
    You did not write that you found a solution for your audio device issue. Therefore I am not surprised that the media player cannot play sounds through the default sound device. VLC media player might have an option to disable sound.
    You are totally right: this issue is not solved.
    Therefore my thought was to try vlc, but this didn't solve the issue either ....

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    I tried both...no success...astonishingly enough, I had dependency conflicts with --stable---see terminal output
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    Sorry for the trouble.. there is no need to install vlc... default player works! It was all my fault---! the USB flash drive was only 2GB and therefore not enough space to run a movie. Sorry! PS.: Still no sound though???

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