Since version 0.3.6 xine has been able to play Windows AVI files out of the
box. To do this it uses the Windows driver files (DLLs) to play some
files. By default,
xine expects to find these in the
PREFIX is the directory you installed xine into. If you
didn't specify any
--prefix option to
/usr/local. This path can be overridden in the xine configuration
A tar-ball containing DLLs to watch most AVI files is
(the file is called
binaries.zip). Note that this is only available
on Intel-like platforms.
xine also supports the decoding of DivX ;-) and MJPEG avi files natively using an embedded copy of the ffmpeg library. xine attempts to use this decoder in preference as it also may work on non-x86 platforms.
It should work OK if your system meets these requirements:
but it may crash for no specific reason at the moment. There are known problems with files which have strange audio streams.