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Old 11-18-2005, 03:47 AM   #1
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all I want to do is play wmv and other win files :(


I have got this to work under SUSE 9. and .10 but in FC4 is seems to be a no go.
I currently have mplayer,xmms,totem,kaboodle,amarok and even realplayer(which doesn't even open)VLC and none of them have worked for me. And yes I have installed the win32 codecs
I don't know what to do. I mean if I could get this small though huge problem fixed I will have the ultimate sysytem. I just found out about fluxbox too so u know I'm looking for cool ways to jazz it up, too bad I can play wmv, cuz if not I'm gonna have to dust off my old XP cd and join the "machine" again...ok I still don't have a clue on how to get FC4 to see and share files with my XP machines on my network but thats another problem for another thread. Can some kind soul please help a guy out?
 
Old 11-18-2005, 04:04 AM   #2
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I want to run win apps play wmv too
 
Old 11-18-2005, 04:10 AM   #3
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How did you install the codecs? Download this package and copy the codecs to /usr/lib/win32. Also make sure you have totem-xine installed instead of the version of totem that uses gstreamer.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 07:47 AM   #4
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I want to run win apps play wmv too
For running win apps, you could take a look at wine http://www.winehq.com/.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 08:02 AM   #5
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http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/themes.php - themes to jazz fluxbox up.
By locating the styles you can also edit them yourself, changing colours etc.

As for .wmv all i did was install VLC and it plays them, although it's buggy and crashes afterwards quite alot....

whichever player you settle on, get all of it's codecs/plugins. thigns like Mplayer (tried that?) normally output an error when they cant play a format, put the error in LQ search/google see if you can identify a solution.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 08:41 PM   #6
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thanks for the replies guys. I guess this is just part of the whole linux thing, but me being a n00bie its killing me I have been messing around with this problem for 2 whole weeks and have gotten nowhere
I have heard of WINE before, but I have never used it . I'll give it a spin thugh I hope its not gonna make me wish I didn't.

Do I trash all of my codecs and players and start over? And how would I do this? yum remove ________ ? I have a realplayer that shows up and doesn't work as in it doesn't even open, I have tried to "remove" it and it doesn't do a draned thing! It says theres nothing there. I don't really wanna reinstall FC4 but I'm thinking starting with a clean slate would be a good idea.

Can someone give me some better insight? As for the fluxbox, its taking some time getting used to but I love the fact thats its so lightweight, and nice on the eyes. My friends are like wow whats this u have here, hey thats not windows! I still have no idea how to install the docapps for fluxbox but I 'll figure it out sometime soon, hopefully.
 
Old 11-20-2005, 06:42 PM   #7
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anyone? I just wanted to know if I should scrap and remove all of the players and codecs and reinstall them? And is there a certian order to the installation? Like codecs first or something? What gives.
 
Old 11-21-2005, 04:45 AM   #8
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If the codecs were installed via rpm, then uninstall the rpm. If they were install manually, just delete all the contents in /usr/lib/win32 (assuming thats where you installed them) and copy the new ones there. Also make sure you apps know where to look for the codecs by checking their configuration settings. RealPlayer does not play some MS media types on Linux due to licensing issues.
 
Old 11-21-2005, 04:55 PM   #9
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Try downloading Gxine. I know the slackware package comes with wma and (I think) wmv codecs, but I'm not sure if the rpm or whatever has them too.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 06:11 PM   #10
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Quote:
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If the codecs were installed via rpm, then uninstall the rpm. If they were install manually, just delete all the contents in /usr/lib/win32 (assuming thats where you installed them) and copy the new ones there. Also make sure you apps know where to look for the codecs by checking their configuration settings. RealPlayer does not play some MS media types on Linux due to licensing issues.
Yes that sounds about right. I downloaded the codec package from MPLAYERS website it was a tar.gz and not an RPM!
I guess me reinstalling them is the right way to go ,but how to I config the settings of the players?
 
Old 11-22-2005, 10:26 PM   #11
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Yes that sounds about right. I downloaded the codec package from MPLAYERS website it was a tar.gz and not an RPM!
I guess me reinstalling them is the right way to go ,but how to I config the settings of the players?
it depends on each individual multimedia app. Totem and others that use xine libs search for the codecs in /usr/lib/win32 so if they are in the right place there is no need to configure anything.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 07:00 PM   #12
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Originally posted by reddazz
If the codecs were installed via rpm, then uninstall the rpm. If they were install manually, just delete all the contents in /usr/lib/win32 (assuming thats where you installed them) and copy the new ones there. Also make sure you apps know where to look for the codecs by checking their configuration settings. RealPlayer does not play some MS media types on Linux due to licensing issues.
When you copy the codecs to usr/lib/win32 put the codecs in the win32 folder if there in there own folder inside of win32 it wont work
 
Old 12-02-2005, 11:53 PM   #13
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Linux is just turning me more into Windows :'(
 
  


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