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Old 03-17-2005, 02:26 AM   #1
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viewing WMV




How do I wiew windows media files on linux? Is there any players, plugins, anything that is capable of?
 
Old 03-17-2005, 02:55 AM   #2
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Hi,

From own experience: mplayer. But I do believe that xine also plays wmv files.

You don't mention your distro, but there is a possibility that mplayer/xine is part of your distro. If not:

Mplayer
or
Xine

Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 02:58 AM   #3
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Yeah I know, because i do not have a choice made for my distro yet unfortunately.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 03:11 AM   #4
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To play wmv files you will need to download wmvdmod.dll and copy it to /usr/lib/win32/
 
Old 03-17-2005, 03:23 AM   #5
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Hi,

wmvdmod.dll is part of the essential-20050216.tar.bz2 codec package, which is the main codec package for mplayer (an can be used by other media players). The essential part suggest that this package is kinda important
 
Old 03-17-2005, 04:24 AM   #6
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wmvdmod.dll et al works in xine too so i'm happy
 
Old 03-17-2005, 09:02 PM   #7
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Good lord! I am surprised with how many hits i have received. Keep them coming!
 
Old 04-08-2005, 03:02 PM   #8
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I had this same question, with xine and gxine on my hoary ubuntu box.
I have the wmvdmod.dll in /usr/lib/win32/win32codecs
Code:
root@bsubuntu:/usr/lib/win32 # cd win32codecs
root@bsubuntu:/usr/lib/win32/win32codecs # ls
acelpdec.ax   divx.dll      lhacm.acm     msscds32.ax   vivog723.acm
alf2cd.acm    huffyuv.dll   m3jp2k32.dll  msvidc32.dll  voxmsdec.ax
asusasv2.dll  i263_32.drv   m3jpeg32.dll  mvoiced.vwp   vp31vfw.dll
asusasvd.dll  iccvid.dll    m3jpegdec.ax  nsrt2432.acm  vssh264core.dll
ativcr2.dll   icmw_32.dll   mcdvd_32.dll  pclepim1.dll  vssh264dec.dll
atrac3.acm    imaadp32.acm  mcmjpg32.dll  qdv.dll       vssh264.dll
avimszh.dll   imc32.acm     mpg4c32.dll   qpeg32.dll    vsslight.dll
avizlib.dll   ir32_32.dll   mpg4ds32.ax   rt32dcmp.dll  vsswlt.dll
CLRVIDDC.DLL  ir41_32.dll   msadp32.acm   sp5x_32.dll   wma9dmod.dll
clrviddd.dll  ir50_32.dll   msg711.acm    tm20dec.ax    wmadmod.dll
CtWbJpg.DLL   ivvideo.dll   msgsm32.acm   tsccvid.dll   wmspdmod.dll
divxa32.acm   jp2avi.dll    msh261.drv    tssoft32.acm  wmv8ds32.ax
divx_c32.ax   l3codeca.acm  msms001.vwp   ubv263d+.ax   wmv9dmod.dll
divxc32.dll   l3codecx.ax   msnaudio.acm  ubvmp4d.dll   wmvdmod.dll
divxdec.ax    LCodcCMP.dll  msrle32.dll   vgpix32d.dll  wmvds32.ax
but, when I try to run:
Warning - 30MB video, Awesome B52 model flying!
http://www.mcgirt.net/RC/VIDEOS/Gian...52_flight2.wmv

With xine or gxine, I get:

-xine engine message-
Error loading library: wmvdmod.dll.

Should it actually be up a directory, /usr/lib/win32?

Thanks...
 
Old 04-08-2005, 03:17 PM   #9
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Yes, yes it should be up a directory.

I copied it up there and now it plays.

Maybe I should move all of those dll's up a notch.

So there.
 
Old 02-03-2007, 03:38 PM   #10
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Hey, how's it going? Hope everything's alright.

I remember doing this in Fedora and Kubuntu to play wmv. The thing is, they had tools to download and install almost automatically. I am using slackware now, and the easy part i know it since it's all you've written down over here. But, my question is: where do i get these files from? I've been searching google for 2 hours now and i can't find a website where i can get these files from.

Thanks for the help, as always.

Last edited by trebek; 02-04-2007 at 04:20 PM.
 
  


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