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MediaCoder on Linux with Wine Howto

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:39 pm
by SirAuron
BlinkN, could you make this an announcement, please? I forgot that I am not a moderator of this subforum.

Installing MediaCoder in Linux
A Guide by thibeaz
Step 1)

You need to install wine. First things first go into your menu under Applications->Accessories->Terminal

In the terminal command use these commands 1 at a time

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sudo wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list
This will install the wine sources for you
next in the command line prompt you need to use these commands

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sudo aptitude install wine
for those who use apt-get use
Sudo apt-get install wine -> Both produce the same results

Step 2)

Next we need to download mediacoder. Pretty sure all you know the location of MediaCoder but for those that don't it's

once downloaded you need to be sure exe files are associated with wine so right click on the installer and go to the properties section of the menu.
After thats done you need to Goto the Open With tab and make sure it's associated with wine. if it is then your all set.
Now just double click on the installer and it will run just fine. It is recommend that you leave all settings as they are because this way you can be sure you will be able to find MediaCode.
After you are done you can find MeidaCoder either in Applications -> Wine -> MediaCoder (Ubuntu) or in your userfolder in the .wine directory
(you might have to select "show hidden files).
It might take some time for MediaCoder to start (on my machine approximately 20 seconds because the usual firefox popup is missing).

Step 3)

Download Firefox as it is a requirement for MediaCoder. It doesn't matter if you already installed it unless it is the Windows version which is installed through wine. You can download it here: Be sure you choose to download the version for Windows. To install it just do the same you did in the step above.

Step 4)

If you still can't start MediaCoder (R6034 error), download the modified manifest file ... 80CRT.html
(you have to extract this into the MediaCoder folder).

This guide was brought to you by thibeaz and expanded by SirAuron (using the workarounds in the thread "MediaCoder on Linux/WINE" ... php?t=1072
It was tested on Ubuntu 7.04 by several users but it should also work on other linux distributions if wine can run on them.

Further additions and actualizations will be edited if existend).


Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:08 am
by thibeaz
A small Suggestion

For the sudo commands add code tags to make it easier to read

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:29 am
by B!ink
Made this into a sticky instead. Announcement is used for something else. Hope you don't mind thibeaz and SirAuron.


Edit: Code tags added.


Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:28 am
by thibeaz
Nah I don't mind I actually though it would be better to sticky this really

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:47 am
by SirAuron
all good with me:)

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:09 am
by thibeaz
Another thing
replace with It will automatically detect your localization and Operating system ;)

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:16 am
by B!ink
Updated Firefox link, uploaded modified manifest file (by me) and modified step 4 of guide.

Running Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) package under Linux will not work. This would require Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable under Wine. That would be a waste of time. Downloading the modified manifest file should do the trick.


Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:37 am
by thibeaz
If not yet done I'll post a wiki page for it too ;)

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 3:19 pm
by B!ink
Someone already made one awhile back. ... r_on_Linux

Already changed the link.

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 4:18 pm
by thibeaz
Well I just noticed that while browsing the wiki ;)