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Old 02-21-2010, 03:03 PM   #1
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How to play WMV files in Helena (Linux Mint 8)

Hi Everyone,

I am not able to play WMV files from Linux Mint 8.

I tried installing VLC, w32codecs but none helped me..

I get this message when tried to play the file:
No packages with the requested plugins found
The requested plugins are:
video/x-asf-unknown decoder
Any suggestions is appreciated.
Old 02-21-2010, 06:31 PM   #2
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install libxine1, w32codec-all, libdvdcss,libvdpau1, k3b-codecs.
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I haven't had any problems playing WMV files with MPlayer.

You might also look for a program that will change the format to something you do not have issues with, like MPEG or AVI. There are several programs that will do that (I wish I could help you out with names, but I am most concerned with changing music files to MP3 in Audacity).
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try reinstalling vlc it never fails you might have some other problem
u can give a try to xmbc
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Install the package non-free-codecs, this package contains all codecs you need:

sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs


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