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Old 03-22-2004, 09:30 PM   #1
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Playine wmv files in Totem player


how do i play wmv files in Totem? Is there a codec for it? Where can i get it and where is the codec directory for it?
 
Old 03-22-2004, 11:20 PM   #2
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okay i got codecs and know where to put them but when i try to paste them in the folder it says access denied, what do i have to do?
 
Old 03-23-2004, 12:36 AM   #3
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You probably need to be root to put them there. I don't know anything about totem, but I do recommend http://www.mplayerhq.hu as a wicked, play anything-on-the-goddam-plannet movie player. And it plays oggs/mp3s/wavs. And displays .gifs, .pngs. And so on.

But yeah, I digress, you will probably need to be root to copy the files to the directory you want to put them in.
 
Old 04-10-2004, 01:10 AM   #4
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kay i got codecs and know where to put them but when i try to paste them in the folder it says access denied, what do i have to do?
Hi,

Me having the same problem...Can you please tell me where you got the codecs? And where I need to place them?

Thanks in advance,
 
Old 03-27-2006, 12:40 AM   #5
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Please tell where to put the plugins for totem?
Also where can i get these plugins?
Thanks
 
Old 04-26-2006, 10:22 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by snportal
Please tell where to put the plugins for totem?
Also where can i get these plugins?
Thanks
I am using Ubuntu,and I have solve this promblem!
First,download the codec from Mplayer Homepage.

Secondly,extract the tarball using "tar -xvjf " command. Now you get a directory contain almost all of the codec files.

Then, find your personal totem addon directory .For my system, the totem addon directory is
~/.gnome2/totem-addons
move the codec files to this directory using "mv" command. Remenber: move the codec FILES ,not the DIRECTORY contain them. In fact ,you can also see where Totem set to find the codec file in this file: ~/.gnome2/totem_config ,in which you would find such sentences:

# path to RealPlayer codecs
# string, default:
decoder.external.real_codecs_path:/home/schlin/.gnome2/totem-addons

# path to Win32 codecs
# string, default: /usr/lib/win32
decoder.external.win32_codecs_path:/home/schlin/.gnome2/totem-addons

after doing all of these ,I suppose you totem can play almost all kind of audio and video file.
 
Old 04-27-2006, 01:11 AM   #7
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you would do better to put them in a place where any media program will find them. Once you have downloaded the codecs, switch over to root and:

Code:
#cp <extracted codec DIR>/* /usr/lib/win32
#ln -s /usr/lib/win32 /usr/lib/codecs
As you can see in the totem config file, it checks this directory for codecs as default. The second line makes a simlink to the win32 directory called "codecs." A lot of newer media player use this directory as apposed to the win32. When they try and look in /usr/lib/codecs, the link points them to the right place.

Sorry if these directions seem kind of "well duh" to some people but I saw a couple first posters here.

regards,
...drkstr
 
  


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