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Old 04-29-2005, 07:37 PM   #1
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suse 9.1 kaffine 0.4.1 cant play wmv files


I have been running Suse 9.1 for about 4 to 5 months now. I cant seen to get WMV files to play at all in kaffine. I have downloaded the windows codec files and everything else the posts and websights have told me to do but it still dont work. I can get MPEG and AVI working depending on codec allowed for viewing but always WMV is no codec installed. Any suggestions ideas, Other media players i can use. I just want to play wmv files Nothing special.
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Old 04-29-2005, 07:40 PM   #2
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Re: suse 9.1 kaffine 0.4.1 cant play wmv files

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I have been running Suse 9.1 for about 4 to 5 months now. I cant seen to get WMV files to play at all. I have downloaded the windows codec files and everything else the posts and websights have told me to do but it still dont work. I can get MPEG and AVI working depending on codec allowed for viewing but always WMV is no codec installed. Any suggestions ideas, Other media players i can use. I just want to play wmv files Nothing special.
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I assume you are using mplayer. Try downloading a WMV file to your hard drive and then from the command line, run the command mplayer <filename.wmv>.

Running it from the command line gives you more information as to why it may not be working.
 
Old 04-29-2005, 07:45 PM   #3
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im using kaffine.and its driving me crazy. Is mplayer a better player??????
 
Old 04-29-2005, 08:02 PM   #4
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Kaffeine uses xine as a backend. You need to install win32 codecs if you want to play M$ media formats. You can get them from mplayer's and extract them to /usr/lib/win32. You may also need to change your xine package because the default Suse one is crippled. You can get a good working version from xine's.
 
Old 05-04-2005, 07:33 AM   #5
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im using kaffine.and its driving me crazy. Is mplayer a better player??????
the version of kaffeine which came along with mandrake 10.1 seems to work fine for me. though it still doesn't play a few files.

in general, if you install all the codecs from mplayer's webpage, almost all files work well with kaffeine and mplayer. but getting these codecs working was easier for me to do with mplayer. so maybe give mplayer a try?
 
Old 05-04-2005, 09:16 AM   #6
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SuSE have explicitly disabled the ability to play WMV files, as well as commercial DVDs from within their version of Xine/Kaffine/MPlayer/etc. This is supposedly for licensing reasons.

What you'll need to do is install the normal non-SuSE, non-crippled version of Xine (visit the Xine homepage and download the latest RPM; you can install it on top of the SuSE version).

Then you'll need to install the codecs for DVDs and WMV files. They're downloadable separately, for the same licensing reasons. I don't have the links handy, but I know there's several threads dotted around the forums here that can point you in the right direction.

You should end up with three RPMs to install. Installing them is straightforward, and once they're done you should be able to play pretty much anything through Kaffine/Xine.

Hope that helps.
 
  


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