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Old 08-21-2004, 01:10 PM   #1
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Playing WMA-files


Hi !

When opening audio files in the Windows Media Audio (wma) format I hear a strong sound like a waterfall. Very low in the background I can hear the audio from the file. I open up the file in Totem media player.

Other file formats like mp3 and waw I can hear clearly.

I can't understand what have happened because before I was able to listen to Windows Media Audio (wma) files.

I run KDE in Mandrake 10.
 
Old 08-21-2004, 01:20 PM   #2
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Try to play them with Beep Media Player and the WMA plugin on their site. Also you could try playing them with the command "mplayer filename.wma" if you have mplayer. If you get the same output with all of these programs, my guess would be it's Windows audio/video copy protection working away, but I could be wrong.
 
Old 08-21-2004, 02:28 PM   #3
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Thanks Axion for your reply!

Quote:
Originally posted by Axion
Try to play them with Beep Media Player and the WMA plugin on their site. Also you could try playing them with the command "mplayer filename.wma" if you have mplayer.
I have neither Beep Media Player nor MPlayer.

Okey, so I downloaded MPlayer.

I am a Linux newbie. When being such every step is like a mountain.

Mountain number one: Installing MPlayer.

I unpacked the downloaded file. I read the installation manual. I typed ./configure. It didn't work! Here the result:
Code:
[thort@dhcppc0 MPlayer-1.0pre5]$ ./configure
Detected operating system: Linux
Detected host architecture: i386
Checking for cc version ... not found
Checking for gcc version ... not found
Checking for gcc-3.3 version ... not found
Checking for gcc-3.2 version ... not found
Checking for gcc-3.1 version ... not found
Checking for gcc3 version ... not found
Checking for gcc-3.0 version ... not found
Checking for cc version ... not found

*** Please downgrade/upgrade C compiler to version gcc-2.95.x or gcc-3.x! ***

You are not using a supported compiler. We do not have the time to make sure
everything works with compilers other than the ones we use.  Use either the
same compiler as we do, or use --disable-gcc-checking but DO *NOT* REPORT BUGS
unless you can reproduce them after recompiling with a 2.95.x or 3.x version!

Note for gcc 2.96 users: Some versions of this compiler are known to miscompile
mplayer and lame (which is used for mencoder).  If you get compile errors,
first upgrade to the latest 2.96 release (minimum 2.96-85) and try again.
If the problem still exists, try with gcc 3.x (or 2.95.x) *BEFORE* reporting
bugs!

        GCC 2.96 IS NOT AND WILL NOT BE SUPPORTED BY US !

    *** For details please read DOCS/HTML/en/users-vs-dev.html ***


Error: Bad gcc version

Check "configure.log" if you do not understand why it failed.
This seems very complicated to me. But if you have some suggestions how to go on installing MPlayer I would be thankful.

If I get MPlayer installed I could see if MPlayer can play Windows Media Player (wma) files.

Totem Media Player can't play wma-files. They sounds like a waterfall when trying.
 
Old 08-21-2004, 04:53 PM   #4
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You need a compiler in order to compile. Get a Mandrake package for GCC...or better yet a Mandrake package for MPlayer. This is the main reason I don't use Mandrake for my desktop...it's very hard to install things not included with the distro. If you get stuck you might want to give Arch Linux a try...download and install mplayer just by typing "pacman -S mplayer".
 
Old 08-22-2004, 03:09 AM   #5
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Thanks Axion !
Quote:
Originally posted by Axion
Get a Mandrake package for GCC...or better yet a Mandrake package for MPlayer.
I found a Mandrake package for MPlayer on the Mandrake installation CD. I installed it succesfully using the installation manager in Mandrake Control Center.

MPlayer plays the Windows Media Audio (wma) files perfectly. That's fine!

So, now we have isolated the problem to Totem media player. Why does it sound like a waterfall when trying to play Windows Media Audio (wma) files in Totem? Is there an audio plugin in Totem for the Windows Media Audio format? Other sound formats plays okey in Totem.

Any suggestions would be welcome!
 
  


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