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Old 09-09-2007, 04:19 PM   #1
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Question how to play music on Linux previously played with Winamp


Ok so before I put Linux on my computer I saved the files I wanted to keep on a Maddog hard drive. Well I am to the point where I decided to put my pictures and music and such back on. well I downloaded something to play mp3s but some of my files are in wma I think and my computer gave me this message:

The playback of this movie requires a Windows Media Audio 8 decoder plugin which is not installed.

So i searched for somewhere to get it and I can't find any where. Anyone know a good site to download something to do the job?
 
Old 09-09-2007, 04:34 PM   #2
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i might need more details like window manager (kde gnome xfce) and program your using (vlc xine mplayer)

i know theres codecs for it i just need to know what your using

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Old 09-09-2007, 04:44 PM   #3
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i think this applies to almost everything

here
 
Old 09-09-2007, 09:17 PM   #4
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The link tommytomthms5 gave looks like it should do the trick. There might be easier ways depending on what distro you use (for instance in Arch all I have to do is type pacman -S codecs). To give you more help we need to know what you use.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 05:56 PM   #5
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it is a ubuntu system and its opening it with totem movie player.
if you need anything else ask.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 06:04 PM   #6
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i downloaded it but all the commands arent working.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 06:22 PM   #7
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If you can post exactly what's happening it's more we can help more in fixing things. My guess without knowing anything else would be you need admin permissions to install things, which is done by giving commands as sudo [command] in ubuntu rather than switching to a root user with su which is what most distros do.

That being said you probably want to install using ubuntu packages so you can get updates when they are released. It looks like things have changed since I last used ubuntu, but it seems you need a third party repository, the medibuntu repository (instructions here) and then add the w32 codecs with sudo apt-get install w32codecs (as described here ). By the way ubuntuguide.org in general is a good site to have bookmarked if you use ubuntu.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 08:03 PM   #8
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download that to your desktop double clicking it should bring up the package installer let it install

then click on the top of your screen programs>>system>>automatix then enter roots password it will load a bunch of stuff then it should be self explanatory from there
 
Old 09-11-2007, 04:12 PM   #9
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download that to your desktop double clicking it should bring up the package installer let it install

then click on the top of your screen programs>>system>>automatix then enter roots password it will load a bunch of stuff then it should be self explanatory from there
If your an ubuntu User try to refer here for codec installation directions-- http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=413624.

Using Automatix is both dangerous and unbalanced. The official community doesnt support it. Ubuntu itself , and Canonical the company that runs ubuntu, wont support it either. For issues reguarding why this is the case, run over to this link -- http://mjg59.livejournal.com/77440.html.
 
Old 09-11-2007, 05:45 PM   #10
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Interesting read dragonnefire. I quit using ubuntu around the time automatix started getting to be well known, so I haven't used it personally. I've been kind of wary tools that hide what it's doing, which is the impression I've gotten from trying to help people that had issues installing something through automatix. While it's a useful tool for some things, based on that link it sounds like it's not nearly as polished as I had thought
 
  


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