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Old 10-25-2004, 02:08 PM   #1
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Playing WMA-files in Totem Media Player


Hi !

I had to install MPlayer to be able to play audio files in WMA-format. When playing WMA-files In Totem I hear a loud noise and the music very low in the background. Other sound formats plays pefectly in Totem.

How do I make Totem play WMA-files?
 
Old 10-25-2004, 02:47 PM   #2
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well......here is something that MIGHT help. You say that you installed MPlayer to be able to play the .wma? If you are willing to install something else to play them, install XMMS and just download the wma plugin for it, *google search for it, very easy to find*. This was my solution, because I didn't like playing my audio with mplayer, much easier with XMMS in my opinion. Hope this helps.
 
Old 10-25-2004, 03:00 PM   #3
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Thanks onelung02 !

I appreciate your help. I'm not fond of the XMMS user interface. I like Totems interface, therefore it would be nice to play my wma-files in Totem.

I have listen to wma-files before in Totem. I don't understand this noise I hear now when playing wma.

Do you, or someone else here, have some ideas how to make my Totem play wma-files?
 
Old 10-26-2004, 03:53 PM   #4
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Hi to you all !

All suggestions are welcome !

I really want to play wma-files in Totem.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 06:39 PM   #5
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Unfortunately I am another xmms user, but I was wondering if you've tried any of the skins? Some of them are really nice. The only other thing I can think of is finding some kind of wma-mp3 converter for linux. although maybe you can install Windows Media Player in Wine if you like that interface. (another random though here) I don't know if Winamp works for linux, but if so maybe that might be a good alternative. The only other thing I can thing of is googling "WMA Files + Linux Download". That might give you some results. The xmms skins are here: Click here to get to the skins page

-Peter
 
Old 10-27-2004, 02:46 PM   #6
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Thanks worldgnat !

I will consider your suggestions.

Someway it must be possible to mend my Totem installation to play wma-files properly. Now I hear a lot of noise when opening wma-files in Totem.

Do someone have a suggestion how to get Totem play the files clearly again?
 
Old 10-27-2004, 06:23 PM   #7
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Well, the only things I can think of are possibly installing a .wma plugin from the totem website (if one exists, if not I would e-mail the mod of that site), maybe if you went into the xmms source somehow and copied the xmms plugin into totem. then you'd have to do some tricky programming, and I'm not very experienced. Maybe someone who looks at this can help....

-Peter
 
Old 10-29-2004, 01:37 PM   #8
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Thanks worldgnat !

I appreciate your reply. I will accept not beeing able to play my wma-files in Totem. I will use Mplayer for listening to wma-files instead.

Thanks for all advices I have got in this thread.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 01:47 PM   #9
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Thanks worldgnat !


I appreciate your reply. I will accept not beeing able to play my wma-files in Totem. I will use Mplayer for listening to wma-files instead.

Thanks for all advices I have got in this thread.
Download the w32codec-0.50 pack
try freshrpms.net

once you install the binary dll's you should be able to play wma with totem. It worked for me.
 
Old 10-30-2004, 04:00 PM   #10
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Hi Kilahchris !

Thanks for your reply !

You suggest a download of the w32codec-0.50 pack from freshrpms.net. I have searched throw that site but couldn't find the w32codec-0.50 pack.

A Google search for that pack didn't give any result either.

I did a new search and landed on this site.. I installed the mplayer-w32codec-1.0-1 RPM for i386 pack on this site, but it didn't help. Totem still don't play wma-files.

One thing confuses me. As far as I know there should appear a message window if a sound format isn't supported by Totem. How come my wma-files opens up in Totem producing a noisy sound with the music low in the background?

Do you, or someone else here, have some more advices for me?

Last edited by thort; 10-30-2004 at 04:03 PM.
 
Old 10-30-2004, 05:02 PM   #11
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Hmmmm. Well, I don't know about the "Totem Noise", but I reinstalling/updating your Totem should fix it. As for the RPM not working, I only have SuSE and Redhat experience, does Mandrake have a verbose/system installer? Let me rephrase that, can you install them via clicking or do you have to get into the terminal and type:

rpm -Uvh rpm_packadge.rpm

The terminal way works with Redhat as far as I know, but SuSE is moody, probably because its files are configured verbosely by Suse config. If I were you, I would install both Totem (if you can find an RPM) and the w32 packadge via a verbose method just incase. If it's only a front end to the terminal rpm program, atleast we tried. Oh ya, and KalihChris, can you provide some more specific details on what exactly you did? thort, if it doesn't help you, it may help us newbies looking at the forum


-Peter
 
Old 10-30-2004, 06:29 PM   #12
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when you install the w32 codecs it will place a bunch of win 32 dll in either usr/lib/win32 or usr/local/lib (I dont remember which one). Look for the wma9mod.dll and the wmadmod.dll and create symbolic links to them in your /root/.gnome2/totem-addons
im using Suse 9, so other distros might place the totem-addons folder in a different place.


Im not sure about the sound issues with noise.I dont hear any noise with my audigy. However, personally i think xmms is better at playing audio,anyways.

Last edited by Kilahchris; 10-30-2004 at 06:42 PM.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 03:13 AM   #13
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Thanks Kilahchris !

You wrote:
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Look for the wma9mod.dll and the wmadmod.dll and create symbolic links to them in your /root/.gnome2/totem-addons
I already have wma9mod.dll and wmadmod.dll in my .gnome2/totem-addons folder. I tried to replace them by the two files whith the same name in usr/lib/win32, but no difference when playing wma in Totem. Also, I deleted wma9mod.dll and wmadmod.dll in .gnome2/totem-addons, just to see what would happen. And surprisingly, two new wma9mod.dll and wmadmod.dll where created by Totem.

All the time the same noisy sound when opening wma in Totem.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 12:28 PM   #14
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You know, I'm probably wrong, but to me it seems more and more like your Totem's messed up. It's probably churning out screwed up .dll's. I don't know to much about Linux, but apparently either your .WMA's got messed up somehow, or Totem doesn't know how to play them, meaning the .dll's might be corrupt. Again, I say reinstall Totem if you can, preferably a new version.

-Peter
 
Old 10-31-2004, 01:21 PM   #15
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I already have wma9mod.dll and wmadmod.dll in my .gnome2/totem-addons folder. I tried to replace them by the two files whith the same name in usr/lib/win32, but no difference when playing wma in Totem. Also, I deleted wma9mod.dll and wmadmod.dll in .gnome2/totem-addons, just to see what would happen. And surprisingly, two new wma9mod.dll and wmadmod.dll where created by Totem.

Make sure Gnome or KDE understand how to handle wma files. You do have the right dll in the /gnome/totem/addons folder, but you should right click the wma file you want to run and click properties. There is an easier way to set gnome to always use totem to open wma and wmv files. when you click the SUSE start menu some where there is file type prefrences. It is here you can set Totem be the default application for opeining wma and wmv(make sure you type wma and WMA because Gnome is not smart enought to know the difference). I remember when i first installed the w32 codecs , simply double clicking the wma file will not open it.
 
  


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