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nodnarb 08-29-2004 09:10 PM

Help Playing Windows Media on Mandrake 10.0
 
I was wondering does anyone know how to play Windows Media files (wma. wmv, avi, etc.)? Everytime I try to play anything it either displays a error message saying that I this file type is not handled or when playing audio it will appear to be playing okay but only plays static. I'm using Totem Media Player on Mandrake 10.0.

rm6990 08-29-2004 09:48 PM

Lol, Windows Media is owned by Microsoft, which happens to be a tad bit anti-Linux. I think Turbolinux 10 has support for Windows Media. Linspire does, and maybe Xandros. Other than that, good luck, if you are downloading from Limewire or something stick to MPG.

bruno buys 08-29-2004 09:50 PM

Install mplayer with support for win formats. Mplayer is the best video player there is for linux.

Also, you may want to install this xine which is very good. But notice, it may conflict with your already installed:
http://cambuca.ldhs.cetuc.puc-rio.br/xine/

linux_terror 08-29-2004 10:06 PM

grab the essential codec pack from here...
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/dload.html


supported video and audio codecs
most important video codecs:

* MPEG1 (VCD) and MPEG2 (SVCD/DVD/DVB) video
* MPEG4 in all variants including DivX ;-), OpenDivX (DivX4), DivX 5 (Pro), XviD
* Windows Media Video 7/8 (WMV1/2)
* Windows Media Video 9 (WMV3) (using x86 DLL)
* RealVideo 1.0, 2.0 (G2)
* RealVideo 3.0 (RP8), 4.0 (RP9) (using Real libraries)
* Sorenson v1/v3 (SVQ1/SVQ3), Cinepak, RPZA and other QuickTime codecs
* DV video
* 3ivx
* Intel Indeo3 (3.1, 3.2)
* Intel Indeo 4.1 and 5.0 (using x86 DLL or XAnim codecs)
* VIVO 1.0, 2.0, I263 and other H.263(+) variants (using x86 DLL)
* MJPEG, AVID, VCR2, ASV2 and other hardware formats
* FLI/FLC
* HuffYUV
* various old simple RLE-like formats

most important audio codecs:

* MPEG layer 1, 2, and 3 (MP3) audio
* AC3/A52 (Dolby Digital) audio (software or SP/DIF)
* AAC (MPEG4 audio)
* WMA (DivX Audio) v1, v2
* WMA 9 (WMAv3), Voxware audio, ACELP.net etc (using x86 DLLs)
* RealAudio: COOK, SIPRO, ATRAC3 (using Real libraries)
* RealAudio: DNET and older codecs
* QuickTime: Qclp, Q-Design QDMC/QDM2, MACE 3/6 (using QT libraries)
* Ogg Vorbis audio
* VIVO audio (g723, Vivo Siren) (using x86 DLL)
* alaw/ulaw, (ms)gsm, pcm, *adpcm and other simple old audio formats


linux_terror

rm6990 08-30-2004 01:04 AM

hmmm, i didn't know any of that, maybe ill try to configure mplayer to play wm one of these days.

nodnarb 09-01-2004 12:00 AM

I keep getting this error during the "make" step of the installation.

ffv1.c: In function `encode_rgb_frame
ffv1.c:465: internal compiler error: in find_function_data, at function.c:329

Anyone know how to fix this?

J.K 09-01-2004 03:39 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by nodnarb
I keep getting this error during the "make" step of the installation.

ffv1.c: In function `encode_rgb_frame
ffv1.c:465: internal compiler error: in find_function_data, at function.c:329

Anyone know how to fix this?

Is this for mplayer? mplayer should be on your install disks as an rpm.:)

nodnarb 09-01-2004 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by J.K
Is this for mplayer? mplayer should be on your install disks as an rpm.:)
Thanks I finally got it to work.:)

egag 09-01-2004 07:00 PM

maybe try '' xine '' ? play's everything....

egag

cajunaggie 09-21-2004 09:31 PM

When I tried installing Mplayer it told me I needed C compiler gcc-2.95x or gcc-3x. Apparently this isn't standar for Linux so does anyone know where I can find it?

1702fp 03-26-2005 10:06 PM

All this just to watch a movie
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