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Can't load videos on Linux (Fedora 10) - Feb 25, 2009 at 6:08PM
Roland Roberts
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The OSP home page mentions how the Java platform is available on Linux hosts (indeed, I develop Java applications on Linux), which would imply you can run the applications on Linux.  But...I can't get any videos to load.  Since there is the mention of QuickTime, I'm immediately suspicious that I need QuickTime for Java which doesn't exist for Linux.  Is there correct, or is there some way to get this to work?

roland


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Re: Can't load videos on Linux (Fedora 10) - Mar 13 2009 10:50PM
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Douglas Brown
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Hello Roland. You're right that Tracker can't analyze QuickTime movies on Linux. Instead, you have to convert mov or avi files to animated gif format or to an image stack. Tracker can open and analyze both gifs and image stacks on Linux.

There are complete instructions for converting mov files in Tracker help--please see http://www.cabrillo.edu/~dbrown/tracker/help/linux.html

Hope this helps :-)  Doug Brown


> Re: Can't load videos on Linux (Fedora 10)
>
> The OSP home page mentions how the Java platform is
> available on Linux hosts (indeed, I develop Java applications
> on Linux), which would imply you can run the applications
> on Linux.  But...I can't get any videos to load.
> Since there is the mention of QuickTime, I'm immediately
> suspicious that I need QuickTime for Java which doesn't
> exist for Linux.  Is there correct, or is there some
> way to get this to work?
>
> roland



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