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I have installed DivX player using wine in my ubuntu. I would like to invoke the player from terminal. Is it possible? If yes, how?

Thanks in advance.

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If you are using wine installed from the repositories then wine related files is stored in a folder called ~/.wine

Windows programs are stored within this folder - for example ~/.wine/drive_c/program_files/Internet Explorer

You can start a windows program in a similar way as from a command line in windows but prefix it with wine

for example

wine "c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe"

Thus if your divx called (for example) divxplayer.exe is installed - for example in ~/.wine/drive_c/program files/divx

then you can start your wine divx player

wine "c:\program files\divx\divxplayer.exe"
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logically it would be wine "c:\program\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" - drive_c/Program is an unusual path though - I presume you created that manually – fossfreedom May 7 '14 at 15:21
Apologies for the previous comment. I was going to ask a question about how to deal with (x86) in the file path. I didn't know how to deal with the brackets n the command line using quotations. I think that i meant to not post the comment that i did. I have since deleted it. Apologies for the mistake. – MorrisseyJ May 8 '14 at 16:57
wine explorer is useful to find where your binaries – vp_arth Feb 10 at 7:36

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