The terminal is where everything gets done in linux.
So if this is true, how can I play an AVI video (
.avi extension) from the Terminal?
In general you start any command from a terminal by entering the command.
So to edit a file with gedit
An .avi is no different, just a different command
You may use any media player you wish.
the only thing is an avi itself is a container, so you may need to install some codecs. codecs are the tools to play mp3 and other audio visual files.
this link may help
The syntax to open any file in its default application is
If you mean play the video in the terminal video, install mplayer (
It doesn't run directly in the terminal window, but it does display in ASCII characters.