The Xine engine failed to start

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I am using Linux Operating System and getting the following error message. I receive this error message when I try to start or play any kind of media (DVD or mpg/divx file). I also get the same error message on the console output. How can I avoid this Xine engine error message. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Error from the Xine engine

Error from the Xine engine

The Xine engine failed to start.

No demuxer found – stream format not recognised.

Answered By 70 points N/A #172525

The Xine engine failed to start


Hello Terry,

The program needs a package to function properly. As the package is lacking from your system, for its dependence on the package, it is unable to run.

The package is called “libxine1-ffmpeg”. Open a terminal and run the following command:

$ apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg

This will download and install the package. Then run the program once again.


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